Your female will start to flag between 9 and 15 days. Flagging is when they stop bleeding, hold there tail to the side and rub there hind on everything (you, a fence, a wall). This is also referred to as excepting because the female is ovulating and ready to breed. Once she stops ovulating the flagging and excepting will end. Some females will start to except earlier or later.. that all depends on the dog.
Before you breed its very important that you take the time to educate yourself. Your vet should also be a great source of information during this process. There is a lot that goes into breeding, caring for the mother and helping her raise the pups. For the sake of the little ones and there future please devote some time into making sure everything is done right. Best wishes!
Answered by SuperiorShepherd - 7/17/2013 11:36:55 AM