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Hi everyone! I have a 8 year old male cocker spaniel (not-neutered) and a 1 year old French full dog female (not spayed) I have had them together in the same home since the female, Zara, was 9 weeks. My male dog, Jaxson, has NEVER had an interest in her sexually, only for the first time when Zara got her period in June of 2021. I kept them separate the entire time of course. Fast forward to a few weeks ago, Jaxson will not leave her alone, he keeps trying to get on top of her every single chance he gets, even when they are outside. This has been happening for almost three weeks, I usually allow them to roam the house together unless I’m working but since he has been like this I have had to keep them separate for Zara’s safety. I am not sure what to do at this point.
 

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It's possible that she has a urinary track infection or even pyometra (a uterine infection). Taking her to the vet to rule those out should be the first step.

Also, heat cycles in bitches are very different from human reproductive cycles. Some bitch will have what is called a split heat, where they come in and go out quickly, only to come in again a few weeks later. And yes, they can get pregnant on a split heat. If he's been mounting her, and she is having a split heat, the odds of him having bred her are pretty high.
 

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It's possible that she has a urinary track infection or even pyometra (a uterine infection). Taking her to the vet to rule those out should be the first step.

Also, heat cycles in bitches are very different from human reproductive cycles. Some bitch will have what is called a split heat, where they come in and go out quickly, only to come in again a few weeks later. And yes, they can get pregnant on a split heat. If he's been mounting her, and she is having a split heat, the odds of him having bred her are pretty high.
Yes a friend of mine mentioned the UTI as a possibility. Yes he keeps trying to get on top of her and I quickly move him away. He has also been licking her excessively and sniffing her pee
 

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I agree with LeoRose. Get her checked out for medical issues - especially pyometra, which is deadly if not caught early enough - and keep them completely separated. Two barriers at all times, if possible, such as in a pen behind a closed door, or behind two closed doors, etc.

It's absolutely possible that this is a split heat, so you need to consider the fact that they may have already bred. It can happen incredibly fast, and she's both dangerously young and a breed that has an extremely hard time giving birth, so it's probably a good idea to talk to your vet about whether she's in season and what your options are in terms of emergency contraceptive.
 

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Dogs have heat cycles. Human menstruate. They are completely opposite reproductive processes. A human in menstuation is unlikely to become pregnant and is at her least fertile time in her cycle. A dog in a heat cycle is at her most fertile time with ovulation central to that process.

Your male being obsessed with your female may very well indicate she is coming back into season. Most bitches have a heat cycle every 5-6 months. However, there are some bitches who cycle every 3-4 months. I am just adding this to the other valid comments about pyometra and UTI, both of which are possibilities.
 

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Dogs have heat cycles. Human menstruate. They are completely opposite reproductive processes. A human in menstuation is unlikely to become pregnant and is at her least fertile time in her cycle. A dog in a heat cycle is at her most fertile time with ovulation central to that process.

Your male being obsessed with your female may very well indicate she is coming back into season. Most bitches have a heat cycle every 5-6 months. However, there are some bitches who cycle every 3-4 months. I am just adding this to the other valid comments about pyometra and UTI, both of which are possibilities.
Thank you everyone. I appreciate it
 

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Hi everyone! I have a 8 year old male cocker spaniel (not-neutered) and a 1 year old French full dog female (not spayed) I have had them together in the same home since the female, Zara, was 9 weeks. My male dog, Jaxson, has NEVER had an interest in her sexually, only for the first time when Zara got her period in June of 2021. I kept them separate the entire time of course. Fast forward to a few weeks ago, Jaxson will not leave her alone, he keeps trying to get on top of her every single chance he gets, even when they are outside. This has been happening for almost three weeks, I usually allow them to roam the house together unless I’m working but since he has been like this I have had to keep them separate for Zara’s safety. I am not sure what to do at this point.
I guess what are you thinking. A male and female not fixed in a house?? Trouble!!
 
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