9 Dog Breeding Problems Fixed By Diy Canine Artificial Insemination

9 Dog Breeding Problems Fixed By Diy Canine Artificial Insemination

1. Behavioral Issues

Behavioral issues are a common reason breeders turn to AI. Here's a few:

While a professional stud dog can usually unerringly respond successfully to receptivity in bitches, many - particularly young dogs - just do not “get” it. Frequently this is due to past punishment of mounting behavior. And some male dogs just have a low sex drive, especially submissive dogs that are naturally low in the dog social pecking order. Another frequently seen problem is the over-excited stud dog who becomes erect before successful penetration.

Being territorial animals, the confidence and therefore sexual activity of the dog is highest when they're on their home turf. So for natural matings, the bitch should be brought to the male's home otherwise his sexual activity could be inhibited. When this isn't possible AI is a valid choice.

Bitches might also resist the advances of the planned sire and not permit breeding, for who knows what reason. Regularly this is just due to indecorous timing for the mating, but there are bitches who will resist mating even when in full estrus. Natural encounters with such bitches can damage a dog's libido. Likewise some male dogs are so aggressive that natural mating isn't advisable.

AI also safeguards the stud dog from injury which can occur if the bitch trounces about in a tie.

2. Protecting Your Male from STDs

For many stud dog owners, the choice to do canine artificial insemination exclusively is formed to offer protection to the dog from infection from a bitch.

3. Overcoming Physical Constraints

AI may be employed to get around a big difference in size between the bitch and the dog. In the male, AI can allow breeding despite weakness or pain when mounting due to osseous rheumatism, injury or prostatic disease. A dog with a missing limb or an injury to a rear leg or backbone may not be able to stand to tie bitches.

So long as the incapacity doesn't reflect a genetic or structural unsoundness, canine artificial insemination can maintain the status of this dog as a useful sire.

4. Overcoming Distance Issues

If the bitch and the specified stud are some distance from one another, and transport of the bitch to the male isn't practical, his semen can collected fresh and sent to her for insemination.

5. When There Are 2 Bitches to Mate at the Same Time

The ejaculate, if of top quality, can be split to cover two bitches.

6. Covering Timing Discrepancies

Fresh dog semen can stay viable for up to six days in the bitch. An early AI, a little before the dog or bitch are physiologically quite prepared to mate naturally, can be employed to effectively "cover" the following three or so days if other commitments preclude a natural mating in that period.

7. To Boost Litter Size

To maximize litter size many breeders can inseminate "one last time" shortly after the sexual interest of the bitch or dog has passed.

8. To Permit Semen Analysis before Breeding

Breeders that regularly use canine artificial insemination have the opportunity to assess their stud's semen just as regularly. This is invaluable in picking up fertility issues before they become major or result in missed litters.

9. To Build Confidence in Young Stud Dogs

A competently managed semen collection can help the dog gain confidence and groom him for a natural breeding career, instead of excessively exhausting him from unsuccessful attempts at natural mating and spoiling him for natural breeding.