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    So what we have learned or know about the subject is that you can't count on mother nature for anything in relation to dog cycles! Ha, lest we think we are the smart ones. I agree it sure is hard to promise or predict litters to potential buyers when we rely on mother nature. But I believe that good things come to those that wait!

    As long as we are on the subject, how long do you guys usually wait before trying a first breeding? 10 days 11 days? Do you do progesterone checks? (That costs money!)

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    LOL. Pretty much. To potential leads, I always just give an approximate now. Give or take a month .

    I have dealt with repro specialists, and "If" you detect first spotting. Day 12 is the golden day for most. That too can vary. When I get close I keep them on a white sheet. Then I can catch the beginning easy. During the cycle the blood will start to dwindle, and turn from a red to a light pink to almost clear at peak estrus. If it is a couple days earlier, say 10. And the bitch is flagging, flirting, and standing. Plus she is not bleeding much. I go for it. Then repeat in a couple days. They may flag early too so I don't tie them up till I see the other signs as well. In a perfect world day 12 and 14 are the ticket.

    All that said, when have you ever had a female figured out?
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    All that said, when have you ever had a female figured out? [/QUOTE]

    That my friend is a loaded statement!

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    Has anyone used a drug to delay a heat cycle so it doesn't interfere with a hunting or trial season?
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    Is there one available? I think there is a drug to push them into a heat cycle. I have not used either drug.

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    Yep. I have not used it though.

    https://www.1800petmeds.com/Megestrol-prod10416.html

    Megestrol is a synthetic chemical similar to the female hormone progesterone and is used to postpone estrus (female's heat cycle) and help end a false pregnancy. Megestrol requires a prescription from your veterinarian, and is sold per tablet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chestle View Post
    Also goes by the name Oveban Rx.
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    There is also an injection called Delvosteron that appears to be safer than the neds noted above. I need to talk to my vet and get some advice. I'll post here what I find out.
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    I would caution the hormones. I had a gal get addisons after messing with that stuf. And also go in to autoimmune reaction. It cost me 9 grand and a dead field champion. I can't exactly say that. But I am not the only one. That said, I do know a couple people who had 0 issues as well. The best thing is letting nature take it's coarse. If it's a huge problem, and no desire to have pups, just spay her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FCSpringer View Post
    I would caution the hormones. I had a gal get addisons after messing with that stuf. And also go in to autoimmune reaction. It cost me 9 grand and a dead field champion. I can't exactly say that. But I am not the only one. That said, I do know a couple people who had 0 issues as well. The best thing is letting nature take it's coarse. If it's a huge problem, and no desire to have pups, just spay her.
    Ken, I hear you. Think I'll just let it go. But here's my predicament. Bree's first heat cycle came in July 2017 just after she turned a year old and she has not gone into heat since. I currently have her with a trainer her in Arizona getting her ready to run some NSTRA trials. She will be with the trainer until the 13th or 20th of April. Then I head back to SD and have trials lined up the last weekend in April and the first two weekends in May. Perfect for her just coming from training. That's why I'd hate to have her come into heat right after I get her back from the trainer and have to miss the trials.
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