Can female dogs get pregnant when not in heat?

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Female dogs can only get pregnant when they're in heat.

A dog will begin her heat cycle after about 6 months of age.

Some females will show physical signs of readiness – their discharge will lighten in color, and they will "flag," or lift their tail up and to the side.

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Can Dogs Get Pregnant If Not in Heat? NO! Female dogs have four stages in their reproductive cycle, which denote their ability to breed, successfully fertilize, and birth puppies.
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Female dogs can only get pregnant when they're in heat.

A dog will begin her heat cycle after about 6 months of age.

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Aggression in female dogs during their heat is a common complaint. Drastic hormone changes can adversely affect a female dog's mood and can predispose to acts of aggression even if she has never been aggressive before. These hormone changes cause irritability, nervousness and can even cause pain during ovulation.
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Male dogs will become interested in her and may fight over her.

Other female dogs may be aggressive toward her and she may be aggressive back.

If you don't want your dog mating with other dogs while she's in heat, it's important that you keep your dog away from male dogs during this time.

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Sometimes female canine odors are a result of things other than a heat cycle.

Pyometra will present as a vaginal discharge of a greenish hue, and it has a particularly unpleasant smell.

Metritis, a condition that affects females after having whelped a litter, also produces an odor that is a cause for concern.

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Male dogs will become interested in her and may fight over her.

Other female dogs may be aggressive toward her and she may be aggressive back.

If you don't want your dog mating with other dogs while she's in heat, it's important that you keep your dog away from male dogs during this time.

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Female dogs can only get pregnant when they're in heat.

A dog will begin her heat cycle after about 6 months of age.

Some females will show physical signs of readiness – their discharge will lighten in color, and they will "flag," or lift their tail up and to the side.

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