How do I know if my dogs have mated?
This is the stage where she becomes ready to breed.
The vaginal discharge may change from bloody to a clear or brownish discharge.
You may also see your dog move her tail to the side, making herself available to a male dog.
This is known as “flagging” and is a sign that she is fertile.
How long after mating can you tell a dog is pregnant?
A slight mucus discharge may occur around one month after mating. Her teats may become more prominent in colour and size around 30 days after mating, and you may also see them produce a semi-clear fluid. Similar to our “morning sickness”, your dog may vomit a little in the early stages of pregnancy.
Does a dog still bleed after mating?
After about 9-10 days, the bleeding will become more watery, or stop. It is at this time your female will, most likely, be at her most fertile. This proestrus stage can last as long as 20 days in some dogs. So the end of bleeding can be a more useful indicator of peak fertility.
Do dogs get pregnant every time they tie?
This is the “tie” that is considered a desirable feature of a successful mating. It is important to note that pregnancy can occur without a “tie”. Once “tied” the male dog will often step over the female or be turned by handlers into a position so that the animals are back to back.