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how long do female pitbulls bleed during heat how long

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how long do female pitbulls bleed during heat?
how long after they stop bleeding before ready to mate?
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  NancyH replied 10 years ago.
In general heat seasons are divided into three parts the first week the dogs are bleeding and that tapers off to the second week where the discharge becomes straw colored or clear and this is the week the dog is most likely to be fertile and then the final week where the dog is going out of season.
Generally dogs are willing to breed between days 9 to 13 but individual female can vary from this so if you are unsure you can have a vet run a progesterone test to see when the ovulation date is as that is the best date to mate the dog.
An experience stud dog can usually tell you the right time to breed too.
Hope this helps you!