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.
How long does a dog stay in heat after bleeding stops?
Heat usually lasts between 2-4 weeks. Early in the cycle, a female dog may not be receptive to male dogs, although some are receptive through the entire cycle. It can be shorter or longer and you’ll know the cycle is over when all her vulva returns to its normal size and there’s no more bleeding or discharge.
Can a dog get pregnant while bleeding?
1. Female dogs bleed when they come into heat.
Female dogs do not get menstrual periods like humans, as some people mistakenly believe; they come into “heat,” or “season,” once or twice a year – the three to four days in their cycle when their unfertilized eggs ripen. Dogs get pregnant while bleeding.)
What day of a dogs heat is best to breed?
For most females, the best time for breeding is between the tenth and fourteenth day of estrus. However, some females ovulate as early as the third or fourth day or as late as the eighteenth day. Blood tests or vaginal cytology will assist in determining the best period for your dog.
How do I know when my dog is ready to mate?
Second stage (estrus).
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.