Hello Guys, A pleasant day, First of all,I am really not sure if I am posting at the right category,Cant seem to find topic regarding heat cycle of a doberman here.So I guess I'll just give this one a shot.A reply would be much appreciated. By the way,My Medusa just had her first heat, there are some blood discharges coming from her vulva and it was swollen last week and she will be turning a year old next month (October), I decided to monitor her and separate her from male dogs for she might get mated by male dogs in our yard.My question is, when is the best time for my Medusa to find her mate?is it okay for me to breed her on her second heat?How many times will a doberman get heat in a year?and how long will their heat cycle last?What are the good things,criteria to select for his perfect mate? I am just so curious,I am sorry.This is my first female doberman dog that I own.Had some dogs before but they were all males. p.s. I am really sorry for my bad English and some term there.I am a Filipino,and English is not our main language here..Hope you understand.Thank you in advanced guys.