Moxie was born April 19, 2014 and came into her first heat on April 19 of 2015. She came into her second heat on November 8th (and acting like it a week or so before), so she seems to be a pretty reliable bell ringer as far as her estrus cycle is concerned.
If I ever breed her, and I may not, it won't be before age 4. That said, I'm glad I preserved that option, as she's a hunting little dog, very small, smart, and flashy, and Mountain Girl will not last forever. In over 50 years with dogs, this is the first female that has progressed to her second estrus cycle.
|Moxie, resting on her breeder, Jessica Steiner.|