I have a beautiful Basset named Dolly whom we were hopeing to breed this heat. She is 1 & 1/2 yo & this should be her 3rd heat. What I am questioning is whether or not she possibly has fertility issues. Her last heat in late Nov of '07 she came into heat but barely bled at all & I never even needed the use of puppy pads or diapers because she barely showed any discharge. She should be in heat now but there is absolutely no discharge of any kind. Her vulva is swollen & we have checked for discharge daily to no avail. This is ending the 2nd week of being swollen & we did bring in a male about 5 days ago & there was absolutely no intrest on his part & he has bred prior to us. My question is this, is it possible for her to show swelling but never become fertile??? OH! And her last heat she also experienced a false pregnancy with lactation & all. (we were not attempting to breed her at that time) Thanks for any advice in advance!!