Female dogs of all breeds typically stay in heat between five and 13 days. During this time, a female dog is willing to mate and can become pregnant.
Dogs usually go into heat two or three times a year. The first signs are seen four to 20 days before heat actually begins. During the proestrus period, the female may bleed slightly from the vulva or have a vaginal discharge but will not be interested in mating. When she goes into heat, her vulva will be swollen and she will show receptiveness by backing toward a male. If she does not get pregnant before her heat passes, she will enter anestrus and will not come into heat again for 60 to 90 days.Learn More
According to Magacy Magazine, as of 2014, the ten most popular dog names for male dogs are: Ace, Bailey, Boomer, Charlie, Finn, Gus, Max, Buddy, Sam and Trapper. Dogster Magazine notes that in 2013, the top male dog names were: Charlie, Max, Buddy, Rocky, Bailey, Jack, Cooper, Riley, Tobey and Bear. In 2011, the top male dog names were: Max, Bailey, Charlie, Buddy, Rocky, Jake, Jack, Toby, Cody, and Buster.Full Answer >
When you scratch a dog on its belly, it will kick or shake its legs due to a scratch reflex. This reflex is a completely involuntary reaction.Full Answer >
According to the ASPCA, when dogs eat members of the onion family, such as shallots, onions, garlic and scallions, there is sometimes damage to red blood cells. Small amounts are typically not harmful, but larger portions are potentially dangerous. Stronger foods like garlic are more toxic than milder ones.Full Answer >
A gator mouth pitbull is a breed of pitbull that hails from a specific bloodline. It is believed that this dog line was originally bred for its strong ability to fight. Some people still breed this line as fighting dogs.Full Answer >