Pregnancy, birth and birth of the Rhodesian Ridgeback: everything the owner needs to know
The first estrus in the female of the Rhodesian ridgeback occurs in 6-12 months. If estrus has not occurred before 1 year, you should contact your veterinarian.
If you decide to knit a bitch, it is better to wait until she is 2 - 2.5 years old. A couple of months before the proposed mating, treat the dog from fleas and ticks, conduct a de-gelation.
However, remember that pregnancy is not a health event, but a huge load on the body. Therefore, only perfectly healthy dogs are allowed for breeding.
As a rule, the dog’s behavior before estrus changes. She becomes more playful and less obedient, can react aggressively to other bitches.
During estrus, use reliable ammunition for walking with a Rhodesian ridgeback so that the dog does not get out of the collar or harness and does not run away. You don’t need worries about adding puppies of unknown origin?
Typically, in females of the Rhodesian ridgeback, the interval between estrus is 7-8 months. The estrus itself most often lasts 21 days, however, variations from 9 days to 1 month are possible.
The pregnancy of the Rhodesian Ridgeback lasts from 57 to 63 days. The day before the birth, the dog’s behavior changes: she is worried, breathing heavily, trying to equip the nest.
Before the expected date of delivery, have your veterinarian phone ready. As a rule, delivery in Rhodesian Ridgebacks proceeds normally, however, in case of complications, everything you need should be at hand.