How often do Akitas get their period? Female dogs cycle into heat on average every six months. But this can vary, especially in the beginning, so it’s a good idea to keep track. It can take some dogs 18-24 months to develop regular cycles. Small dogs will tend to go into heat more frequently, as much as three or four times a year.
How long do Akitas bleed in heat? A dog’s typical heat period with bleeding will last two to four weeks. The complete heat cycle happens in about five to seven months. There are four phases to the heat cycle, each with its own symptoms and behaviors. Bleeding or bloody discharge occurs in two of the four phases.
How many times can a female dog go in heat each year? Most dogs come into heat twice per year, or about every six months, although the interval can vary between breeds and from dog to dog. Small breed dogs may cycle three times per year, while giant breed dogs may only cycle once every 12 months.
When should you spay an Akita? When should my Akita be spayed or neutered? This depends on your situation. If you are unable to prevent an accidental pregnancy or if dealing with a female in heat is more than you can manage, you should spay between 6 to 9 months of age. Males should be neutered around 12 months of age.