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When Should My Dog Mate After Heat?

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Mating is part of heat cycle. After the heat cycle mating will take place in the next heat cycle which can occur after approximately 6 months. First stage of canine heat cycle is called proestrus. At this stage, vaginal bleeding starts and swelling of vulva takes place. This period can last for an average 10 days.

Second stage is called estrus during which she is ready and mating takes place. Ideal time for mating is on 11-15 day starting from the first day of bleeding or when your dog starts to accept males and show flagging behavior.

Third stage is called diestrus which can last for 56-58 days if she becomes pregnant and in case of no pregnancy, this stage may last for 60-100 days.

Fourth and last stage of canine heat cycle is anestrus which is a period of no attraction for and from male dogs. This period can last for 4-5 months.
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My dog is at day 11 of her heat cycle (from first day of bleed); however, when I introduce her to her male companion, she will not allow him to mount her, although she will let him lick and sniff her. Her ovulation test has come back as positive.... Is there any reason why she keeps laying down when he tries to mate with her??

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