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    My husband and I were given a female out of the FT/HT breeding. She was 2 1/2 and only had 1 heat cycle. She was 43 #. We put 7 lbs on her and she finally started having regular heat cycles at 3 1/2. She was just too thin. She just had 6 puppies 7 days ago and she is 6 y/o.
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    When I read a post and the owner states how much a dog weighs I always wonder the height of the dog. My four year old is 50 pounds of muscle and 20 inches tall. She had her first heat at 16 months. Her niece who belongs to my friend is also around 51-52 pounds, but is 211/2inches tall. She looks very lean and had her first heat at 19 months. I own the great niece and she weighs 56 pounds and is 221/2 inches tall. Her body type is not as lean as her aunt, but not any where close to having the muscle mass of her great aunt. She is 22 months old and has never had a heat. My older female never seemed to have a problem marking until the forth time she came in heat and then I could tell she was off her game. It took her this long to figure out she had hormones. I have been told to wait until after 24 months old before having any test done. I'm hoping that since my older girl just came in heat Monday, my younger girl will want to join in and save me a trip and the expense of a vet visit. I have heard that if you want your female to go into heat enter her in a trial. I just lost $140. in entry fees for my older dog and I just turned in the paper work for my younger girls first agility trial. Hope that does the trick, since the hunt test did not bring on her heat. She did get the junior hunter title, so can't complain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terri View Post
    When I read a post and the owner states how much a dog weighs I always wonder the height of the dog. My four year old is 50 pounds of muscle and 20 inches tall. She had her first heat at 16 months. Her niece who belongs to my friend is also around 51-52 pounds, but is 211/2inches tall. She looks very lean and had her first heat at 19 months. I own the great niece and she weighs 56 pounds and is 221/2 inches tall. Her body type is not as lean as her aunt, but not any where close to having the muscle mass of her great aunt. She is 22 months old and has never had a heat. My older female never seemed to have a problem marking until the forth time she came in heat and then I could tell she was off her game. It took her this long to figure out she had hormones. I have been told to wait until after 24 months old before having any test done. I'm hoping that since my older girl just came in heat Monday, my younger girl will want to join in and save me a trip and the expense of a vet visit. I have heard that if you want your female to go into heat enter her in a trial. I just lost $140. in entry fees for my older dog and I just turned in the paper work for my younger girls first agility trial. Hope that does the trick, since the hunt test did not bring on her heat. She did get the junior hunter title, so can't complain.

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    Terri some of your comments are very interesting. Like a couple of other responders they too also had tiny labs (as I will call them). I have never measured her height but she is small. I commented to one of the vets yesterday who owns an FC in pointers. I felt she did not have the stamina that my 4 yr old does who is also a female. I will also tell you I had a MH who absolutly could not buy a mark when she started to come into heat. I used to laugh about it. I would end up shuting her down for close to 3 months. With the pup I dont know if it's her brains or becuase of hormoines. I am giving her the benifit of the doubt before she becomes someones pet. Thanks Jeff

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    Jeff - I had 1 female that had pin point marking a month before her cycle and as you said couldn't buy a mark while she was in heat. Then Emma was dumb as a box rocks the month before and great while in heat.
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