Literally, Our nine month old German Shepperd is having her first and last period! It is a nightmare if you ask me. She like any girl is leaking spots of blood everywhere. There are so many free street dogs around that they lurk around her ready to pounce. We confine her at night but the free male dogs sit outside in the yard and bark in longing for our puppies sweet loving. I guess it is best to not spay her while she is in heat because all the blood vessels are enlarged and she could excessively bleed from the surgery but this is it. Dogs have periods only about two or three times a year but they last for 21 days at a time. It amazes me how many Turkish people are extremely afraid of dogs! I guess it is because they have such a wild street dog population.