I have been watching my 3 yo lab bitch for for signs of her coming into season and noticed on monday that her vulva had started to swell. (might have been over the weekend but I was busy and the dogs were left to the wife ).
I have seperated her from the males as a precaution. Already had one misalliance to deal with this year. My 12 year old lurcher & my mates Springer bitch produced 8 "Sprucher" pups when he asked me to look after his dogs when he was in Dubia. neglected to tell me that the bitch was due to come into season.
My 9 month old lab dog pesters her but the lurcher is fairly indifferent when I allow them supervised contact.
However she has not started to bleed yet. Is this normal? I have only had her a few months so do not know how she has come into season previously.