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Martha Windisch, Certified Pet Dog Trainer
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what age do female shih tzus go into heat...

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I have a 6mon old and heard that when they go into heat, she will bleed and smell badly. I want to know when to except that.
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Martha Windisch replied 9 years ago.

Her first heat should start anytime from around 7 months to a year and a half of age. It lasts for an average of three weeks. I would recommend getting her doggy panties to wear during that time. Also, keep her away from intact males (closely supervise her) during that time.

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