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Re: my jack russell is in heat for the first time

Posted by:  Carol Pierce
Posted on:  November 10, 2002 at 20:36:48

In Reply to: my jack russell is in heat for the first time
Category:   Breeding
Posted by:  S Tice
Posted on:  November 10, 2002 at 08:57:17

Question:

: please explain to me the average length of (in heat) when is the best time to get her connected with another jack russell. This is only her 1st time and I noticed about 2 days ago she started bleeding.


Response:

Hi there - thanks for your question. I urge you to hold off on your decision to breed your young bitch until you have armed yourself with lots of knowledge about the hazards, responsibilities and ethics involved in breeding. Your first resource should be your own Vet, who presumably knows your dog.

There are many fine books which can inform you about reproduction in dogs. Also, you should read the breeders code of ethics, promoted by the JRTCA.

Best of luck, and please! take your time and weigh the possibilities before you decide to breed.

Carol