skyespirit86: Borzoi Experts!!?
Do Borzois only have one season per year? I am an animal care student and today our teacher told us they do, but I can't find proof anywhere on the net. I know Basenjis only have one season, as do Dingos and Wolves etc.
She's a Veterinary Nurse with a lot of experience so I don't like doubting what she says, but I've never heard this before and thought it was just Basenjis.
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Answer by Wendy
She may have had this experience with one particular Borzoi - they aren't all alike.
MOST dogs have a season every 6 - 9 months.
I breed & show dogs & have done so for 30 yrs.
Answer by animal_artwork
In my experience different bloodlines even within the same breed can have different lengths between seasons. I worked with a line of Samoyeds whose b*tches only came in season when they were triggered by an in-season b*tch (which really made my life easy!) The line of Bernese I'm working with comes in about every 9 mos.
I don't know about Borzois… you can probably email a couple of breeders through and find out.
Answer by Arlene B
Most domesticated dogs come into season 2 times per year. The Basenji's are largely undomesticated and Usually only come into season once per year. A bitch may come into season twice per year-but this usually only happens once. My very young bitch basenji came into season twice last year- a heavy one in the fall and a quick one in the early spring. I know of very few Basenji's that come into season twice.
Answer by walking lady
A good many large and giant breed b!tches only go into season approx. once a year, but there's no way she can see that's the case for an entire breed. I've had a couple of afghan hound b!tches who went into heat once a year, and others who came in every 8 – 9 months. The same goes for every other domestic breed of dog.
Answer by Gartom in RTV rehab
Hi, I've grown up with Borzoi, mum has shown and bred them for 30 odd years, it's a new one on me!
Dogs generally have two seasons a year but just like us women they can be sooner or later than 6 monthly. It definitely isn't a Borzoi related thing.
Answer by sophylakes
I was unaware that heat cycles vary by breed… usually goes by genetics.. for instance, my dog's mother and grandmother came into season every 8 months, however, I have another b i t c h from different lines, SAME BREED who cycles every 5 1/2 months
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That's not something I've heard before – apparently it's not true of all Basenjis either!