As a breeder myself, I know how important a successful mating and the resulting litter is. I have over 16 years of experience breeding litters and handling stud dogs , both my own and for other kennels. I am experienced in collecting semen from my boy(s) and I have shipped chilled semen. I have completed a canine fertility and reproduction course and I am qualified to perform the following services:
Stud dog handling / mating assistance
It is very important that a stud dogs first few matings are successful and as stress free as possible for both him and the visiting bitch. A natural mating is not a case of just letting the two dogs get on with it without assistance, as serious injuries can occur. There are several reasons why you may need to use our service:
There may be a height difference between the dog and the bitch / A bitch can be progesterone tested as ready but still put up a fight / A maiden bitch or inexperienced dog may need reassurance and careful handling / Help for the owner - it can be quite physical dealing with a mating and a tie.
Mating assistance / stud dog handling - £40 per mating
I can perform side by side artificial insemination if a natural mating isn't possible or inseminate chilled semen. All my equipment is sealed in sterile packaging and I use a Mavic balloon catheter to mimic a natural tie. I can also check the quality of the semen before inseminating.
Ai - £35 per collection & insemination / Semen evaluation & Ai - £55 per collection & insemination
I use a digital Laboratory LCD microscope and a hemacytometer to give a comprehensive report on each sample. Semen can suffer from cold or thermal shock when exposed to temperatures of even a few degrees lower or higher than normal and many will die off as a result. A water bath is used to keep the semen at the same temperature it was when collected and then the microscope slides are gently warmed so as not to shock the sample before examination. I can email you a short video of the semen under the microscope or a screen shot from the microscope. I then report on: Semen volume & colour, morphology, motility, PH and any bacteria levels present. We can collect a sample or one can be delivered to us.
Semen evaluation - £30.00
We offer a mobile microchipping service for litters. Both Andrew and I are fully qualified implanters and I have over 15 years experience. The microchips we use have an anti-migratory coating and we stock two sizes of chip - regular and midi. We can chip litters of puppies from 6 weeks of age but prefer to do them at 7 weeks. All microchips are registered with Petlog - the national database.
Litter rate - £15 per puppy
Labradors - Breeding, whelping and raising a litter PDF book
Written by me, a 30 page detailed guide to breeding from your Labrador bitch. Chapters include - mating, pregnancy, whelping, weeks 1-8 raising the litter, finding homes, paperwork etc. Full colour photos throughout. Includes whelping and weight charts. The book will be sent by email.
PDF book £10
I offer the following breeding services: Mating assistance / stud dog handling, semen evaluation, artificial insemination (fresh or chilled semen) and litter microchipping. We cover the following areas - Royal Wootton Bassett, Lyneham, Calne, Marlborough, Malmesbury, Swindon and Devizes. We are happy to travel further afield but will charge a mileage fee.
I have completed a canine reproduction and fertility course and I am fully trained and certified to be able to offer several breeding services.
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