When Should My Australian Shepherd Go Into Heat?

by Kat Renee
(Missouri)

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I own an Australian Shepherd, and I was wanting to spay her after she had her first heat, however, she doesn't seem to have had her heat yet.

She is a blue merle, and she was born around the first of January. I have heard that Aussies don't really always show signs of being in heat the first time, but she is over 12 months.

She hasn't changed personality, and she has always been extremely clingy and hasn't tried to wander off. I keep a close eye on her overall health in general, so I am both concerned and bothered.

My vet says she is completely healthy also. She was checked earlier this year.

The breeder I got her from said she was not spayed, which I told her wasn't a big deal. I noticed that she has a small scar right where her umbilical cord should have been.

However, I don't want to assume anything.

Thank you for your time, have a wonderfully blessed day.

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