What age did your Labradoodle come into season /

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What age did your Labradoodle come into season /

Post by Madison » 29 Oct 2012, 17:27

HI,

Dessie is 6 months now and a large ( by the looks of it ) standard labradoodle and I wondered what the average age is that she is likely
to come into season ?
My miniature is a bitch and I booked her in to be spayed before her first season which my vet was not happy about & the vet got his own way because
when we got there for her pre opp check he said we were to late and she was just coming into season.
I would like Dessie to be spayed before her first season.

Thanks for any advice/help

Katy
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Post by MandyG » 29 Oct 2012, 17:42

Well I'm no help at all because Phoebe is 15 months and still hasn't had a season. Others on the forum will know I am somewhat concerned about it and while the vet has said it's "not unheard of" he also wants to see her if nothing's happened by the time she's 18 months.

I've been told the "norm" is between 6 months and one year.
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Post by Bid » 29 Oct 2012, 17:56

Daisy was a year old, and Poppy was 18 months :D
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Post by Madison » 29 Oct 2012, 18:35

Mandy and Bid

Thanks for the replies , I think I will chance it then till
Next year, thinking about it I could email Sarah at Diddlington
Doodles and ask when Lulu came into season as she kept her
And she is a true sister but from the litter before to see when
She came into season. Lilly was about 7 months but maybe
She was early because she is a miniature ?
This may sound dumb but does it affect their growth like it does
For dogs if they are done before they are fully grown do you know ?

Thanks Katy x
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Post by Bid » 29 Oct 2012, 18:42

Opinions will vary! :lol:

This is a good site imo, with lots of evidence-backed theories .... http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/he ... ering.aspx
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Post by The Turners » 29 Oct 2012, 19:10

Wurly came into season at 14/15 months, to be honest we thought she'd never have one :roll: , but some on here have had theirs very late , like poppy.

Opinions vary from vet to vet on whether to have them done before or after, we chose after because our vet recommended it, but if he'd said get it done before, we'd have done that :) . That's probably not very helpful advice. :oops: :D
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Post by SallyV » 29 Oct 2012, 21:43

Hi All,
Well, Effie is now 2 years and 4 months and still no sign!! I've mentioned it every time I've been to the vets, I was only there a couple of weeks ago and my lovely vet said not to worry. Some dogs have 'silent' seasons and in fact she has one of those dogs herself. Apparently, there is no sign she is having a season but she happened to notice one tiny smear on a white duvet which she said she wouldn't have seen had it been a coloured or patterned one. And that was it! No swelling, no character changes, nothing! Apparently they can do ovulation tests via blood tests but she said to leave it for a few months more and keep a really close eye on her. She said they usually drink more and do marking when out for a walk. So I'm poised! I'm watching Effie like a hawk and keep looking at the diary because of course it's all going to start when something important is happening. I bet it will be Christmas when we've 14 people coming for a few days!!

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Post by MandyG » 29 Oct 2012, 22:28

From my point of view it's good to know that Wurly, Poppy and Effie were/will be late starters. I'm sure there's nothing wrong with Phoebe but I do worry. :(
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Post by Madison » 30 Oct 2012, 00:10

Hi,

Thanks for all the replies and the link Bid :-) interesting reading.
I think I will wait and see what I think I'm march next year when
Dessie is almost 1 then decide. I have found out that her true sister
Who didlingtons kept from the little before Dessie was one so she
Is likely to at least last till then.
Very interesting seeing the huge age differences and those with
'late starters ' I'm sure there is nothing to worry about.

Thanks again
Katy x
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Post by Immi » 30 Oct 2012, 00:58

Madison wrote: This may sound dumb but does it affect their growth like it does
For dogs if they are done before they are fully grown do you know ?
There is certainly evidence to suggest that early spaying has an effect on bone density and length, which is effectively preventing the bones from developing fully and actually becoming abnormally long placing stress on joints. This PDF is one such example of a study (see fig 5 & 6 and Summary) Behavioural and Physical Effects of Spaying and Neutering and this is an example of a study into the behavioural aspects of spaying and it's timing Non Reproductive Effects of Spaying and Neutering. I will be waiting until Immi is two years old before I consider having her spayed so as not to affect her bone development and to minimize any behavioural changes.
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Post by Daise1970 » 30 Oct 2012, 21:23

My Gracie was 1 year old before she got her 1st season but my Maddie, bigger built labby dood, was only 6 months old..xx
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Post by AMBERDOODLE » 30 Oct 2012, 21:43

Amber is a miniature F1 she is 18 inches tall and had her first season at 9 months.
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Post by Masil » 30 Oct 2012, 22:13

Coco is a 9 month old F1 miniature and there's no sign of anything happening yet. We plan to let her have one season before she is spayed.
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