Age of labrador's first heat?

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  1. JTanya

    JTanya Registered Users

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    Hello again, what age did everyone’s girls go into heat? Anna is 8 months and still not heat. Curious if this is normal? Also, curious if she went into a silent heat.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Sammie@labforumHQ

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    Hi there. My own Lab came to us as an adult, so I can't answer this one from personal experience, I'm afraid! But the usual age for first heat is 9-12 months, so it sounds like your Anna just isn't quite ready yet :)

    There are some more thoughts on the timing of first heat in this article of Pippa's, here: https://www.thelabradorsite.com/dog-in-heat/ :)
     
  3. JTanya

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    Thank you for your reply!
     
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    Casting my mind back, I think Hillary was just over 12 months.
     
  5. Ski-Patroller

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    Ours have been around 9 months, but could be later. It is not super obvious, but there should be a little blood spotting on the floor and enlarged vagina.
     
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