My 19 month old female Aussie was spayed by hysterectomy so she still has her ovaries and has heat cycles. She had her first heat cycle at about 13 months and we were surprised that our neutered 9 year old beagle was all over her the whole time - we didn’t expect him to be so frantic about it. She seemed perfectly capable of dealing with him but his constant mounting her aggravated an old knee injury of his so we had to keep them apart for a couple of weeks.
I read one breeder blog that suggested feeding the female chlorophyll throughout her heat cycle to mask the odour. Nobody at my vet clinic had heard of this but my vet looked into chlorophyll and said it shouldn’t cause any harm. Has anyone tried this, or had success with other ways of masking heat?