Cory, who will be 2 in Dec, was spayed last year right right after her first birthday. Jayden, our unneutered male, will be two in February. We didn't get Jayden until after Cory's one and only time being in season. Now Jayden has suddenly become a horny little dickens and last night he almost drove us all crazy trying to mount her. He even tried nibbling on her neck and ears and whispering sweet nothings. She was having no part of that malarky! She repeatedly threatened to neuter him with her teeth and I finally had to resort to using a spray bottle of water every time he tried to grab her. (The threat of a cold shower did cool down his ardor quite a bit.) Now, I'm trying to be delicate here: He wraps his legs around her and goes through the motions but there is no visible anatomical evidence of his excitement. None of our immediate neighbors have dogs but I don't know if any further away have females in heat. So my questions are:
Do male basenjis have a "season" that corresponds to the expected female basenji season? Do they just get horny in the Fall?? Even though Cory has been spayed, could she still be putting out a scent of some sort around now since that is when she would normally be in season? Or, since he is just going through the motions with no physical changes, is he just trying to play….in an extremely annoying manner?
We have an agreement with our breeder to not rush into having him neutered and we really haven't seen any agressive behavor or other reason to rush into doing so. He is a pretty mild mannered guy and usually defers to Cory's wishes.