Boxer Questions

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Boxer Questions

A Visitor asked the following question on 8/12/2007
Please can anyone tell me the length of time my boxer should be in season for , its her first one many thanks

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8/13/07 The entire "Heat" period lasts an average of 21 days, but this may vary with some dogs. The actual "breeding time" is only a matter of 2 or 3 days in the 3 week period, but this time can be very difficult to determine.Depends on the dog and the breed. The symptoms at the beginning of the heat cycle usually starts with her paying a great deal of attention to and licking at her vulva frequently, and there is some hard swelling around the vaginal area. She will begin dark red bleeding from the vagina. The flow may be fairly heavy the first few days and usually decreases in amount over the next week. The colour also changes from dark red to salmon colour as the heat progresses. The vulva, or area around the vagina, swells considerably and then begins to soften, as her progesterone level rises and her body prepares to release the eggs from the ovaries. She will curve her tail over to the left or right side as she becomes closer to the actual mating time and will urinate frequently t George