Do dogs stop having periods?

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Female dogs do not menstruate in the way that women do.

Instead, dogs have an estrous cycle, more commonly called a heat cycle.

Females have heat cycles throughout their lives because, unlike primates, dogs don't go into menopause as they age.

Instead, their heat cycles gradually stretch out in length.

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There is no menopause in dogs, so older female dogs continue to have heat cycles, but they will become further apart and her fertility will decrease.
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As your bitch gets older it seems reasonable to assume that they will stop having seasons, in humans what we call the menopause.

However in the case of bitches this does not happen; female dogs continue to have seasons for their entire lives and therefore could potentially get pregnant.

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Female dogs do not menstruate in the way that women do.

Instead, dogs have an estrous cycle, more commonly called a heat cycle.

Females have heat cycles throughout their lives because, unlike primates, dogs don't go into menopause as they age.

Instead, their heat cycles gradually stretch out in length.

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Most puppies can be housebroken prior to 8 months of age using traditional methods.

But for older dogs that are still having accidents in the house, the umbilical cord method should be used.

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Many kennel clubs require a dog to be 8 years or younger to register litters.

Many vets suggest that dogs of normal health should be retired from breeding around 8 years old.

The strictest standard to retire a dog from breeding is 5 years of age.

Consult your vet when considering breeding a dog older than 5 years old.

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Seasons usually start at around six months of age but can be as late as one year to eighteen months.

It is often thought that small bitches usually start their seasons sooner than larger bitches of dog as they take longer to mature.

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Your dog can get pregnant during the very first heat, or estrus cycle. Though most dogs experience estrus around 6 months of age, some small breeds can go into heat at four months old, so it won't be long before your little princess is able to have pups of her own!
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