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Q. When do you start figuring the 6 months for the next heat cycle? From the last time the female was bred or after she has had the litter?
I am raising Toy and Miniature Aussies and I have a question for you. When do you start figuring the 6 months for the next heat cycle? From the last time the female was bred or after she has had the litter? Like my female was bred in May and she had a litter in July so do I figure from May or July? Thanks for your time.

Patty

A. I count from the start of each heat cycle but having a litter does throw some bitches off. It varies from female to female and from one breeding to the next. There is no definitive answer to this.

When we were still breeding dogs, we checked our breeding females every single day so we always know exactly when the first day of her season was.
  
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