Well, here we are at 20months old and just went thru our first heat starting yesterday. We've been told to wait to get her fixed after her first heat, which we will now move forward with. She's been such a good girl these last 20months. She didn't chew anything, get into any bad habits, just an all around great dog. This should be an interesting year for Mally, as she surprises me daily with her deep drive to please, her incredible nose, and her willingness to become good friends with my wife's cats. She's 50# solid as they get, with hind legs like posts and speed that I've never experienced before. Incredible speed up front and return speed like I've never seen before. As much as the family wants puppies, it's not gonna happen. She's a hunter and will be a huge component of the blind this year.