BENJI'S STUD SERVICE
BREEDING HAS NEVER BEEN SAFER OR EASIER THANKS TO THE ADVANTAGES OF ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION (AI) WE BREED VIA ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION
Artificial insemination eliminates the risks to your female that can accompany traditional “physical” breeding and make things a lot simpler for your female, you and the stud dog.
WHAT IS ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION?
Artificial Insemination is the act of inseminating bitches through artificial introduction of carefully collected semen into the vagina using a small, flexible sterile tube. In this way warm semen is placed directly into the cervix immediately after collection thereby improving conception rates greatly. This is one, but only one, of the many benefits of AI (the ability to increase conception rates as much as 25% over traditional breeding).
When a breeder takes a bitch to a kennel or home of the stud dog they will be exposing her to anything that might be in the dog or the new environment such as parvo, bacteria and viruses. The grounds can harbor serious diseases that may cause spontaneous abortions in bitches, or abnormalities in puppies. Sexually transmittable diseases pose another serious risk. The three most common STDs in dogs are CTVT, Brucellosis and CHV. CHV puts unborn puppies at great risk, CTVT is a form of cancer that is sexually transmittable and Brucellosis is a bacterial infection that can cause miscarriages and/or sterility. There are MANY unfortunate stories of prize dogs becoming sterile because they got an STD from the stud dog. These illnesses can be devastating like some transmitted diseases require that the dog be quarantined.
ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION ELIMINATES ALL OF THE ABOVE RISKS TO YOUR FEMALE AND ACHEIVES THE SAME IF NOT BETTER RESULTS.
SAFER BREEDING SESSIONS
The traditional breeding method has some inherent dangers. Animals may struggle, severely injuring the stud or bitch during the tie. Bitches can bite when feeling agitated, as dogs may be overzealous in their efforts, hurting or tearing the bitch and causing excessive stress. Some of these common issues are a result of a dogs’ character and how it reacts to stressful/exciting situations, others are just due to inexperience.
Artificial insemination takes all of the elements of animal personalities and desires out of the picture, and provides a safe, calm way to breed your dogs. With AI there is no physical interaction between stud and bitch, eliminating any chances of behavioral mishaps or injury to either dog. Also, AI may be the only option for females that show no interest in breeding, may be considered a problem breeder or there is a considerable size difference between the male and female. NOTE: It is not recommended to breed a large male to a small female as rupture of the uterus may occur during pregnancy due to growing puppies being too large for the female to carry.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Expect to be at the stud’s residence for about an hour.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO INSEMINATE THE FEMALE?
For the optimum results, it is best that you inseminate your bitch 3 times with a wait time of 48 hours in between inseminations. This is because the exact day of ovulation is not usually known it is recommended that fresh semen be present in the bitch for a wide span of time to increase the your chance of “catching” her when she does which results in pregnancy. For this reason we advise inseminations be done on the 9th, 11th & 13th days after the bitches heat begins (she starts bleeding). Since sperm lives about 5 days she will be covered from day 9 thru day 18.
NOTE: If you don’t know exactly when she came into heat but have a rough idea, breeding on the above days usually work well in achieving a pregnancy. You could also take her to your vet and have a progesterone test done (about $100) to ascertain when she will ovulate.
Female must be clean, flea free, healthy and of puppy bearing age. We reserve the right to decline breeding for any reason.
We charge $175 per insemination. You decide based on the above recommendations how often you would like your dog inseminated. Chose between 1, 2 or up to 3 inseminations. We do not do more than 3 inseminations per breeding.
OUR PROMISE TO YOU
If, for any reason, your bitch doesn’t become pregnant after breeding with us we do an identical repeat insemination at her next heat cycle. If you purchased 1 insemination, we will do 1 repeat. If you purchased 3 inseminations, we will do 3 repeats, etc… At the time of the initial insemination we will provide you with a written contract to that effect. We are trustworthy and competent breeders!
DO WE SHIP SEMEN?
At this time we do not. We may at a future date.