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My female Australian Shepherd is in heat and is allowing my male dog to mate with her. She’s still bleeding my question is can she still get pregnant while bleeding? Also when they mate and that’s happened several times in the past couple days they get stuck should I try and help them or let them be?

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When the dogs are stuck together the female basically drags the male around because she’s bigger and stronger than him

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Yes, regardless of the discharge (or lack of it) if she stands for your male she's in estrus (heat). You leave them alone as remaining "stuck" increases the odds of insemination and isn't harmful to either; in fact, manually separating them at that time can injury either of them.

The lenth of estrus averages 9 days with a wide range of 3-21 days. The vulva may become less turgid and the vulvar discharge may become straw-colored but can range from serous (serum-like) to serosanguinous (serum+blood). Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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