Vanderlip for an ultrasound to confirm pregnancy, everyone was very excited to see live images of six puppies. When Nina needed help to deliver her large litter, Dr. Vanderlip performed the C-section and all went well. Rainshade Ice Angel was conceived from frozen semen and has also produced litters from frozen semen. Here she is with a litter of her six beautiful white-factored blue-merle and tricolor puppies.
Artificial insemination AI is a procedure in which semen is collected from the male and introduced into the reproductive tract of the female. The American Kennel Club has regulations concerning the registration of dogs produced by artificial insemination. DNA profiles are required by most registries when AI is used. Procedures for collecting and processing the semen and inseminating the bitch are well standardized, and must be followed exactly or the breeding will not be successful.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of rapid cooling prior to freezing on frozen-thawed canine sperm quality. In experiment 2, centrifuged ejaculates from 4 dogs were processed individually using the same cooling rates described in experiment 1 in combination with an unfractionated glycerol addition protocol. Each of the experiments was replicated 5 times.
Pedigree dog breeders are turning in increasing numbers to artificial insemination. But what is driving the trade in dog semen - and what effect does it have on the animals? Alan Black is a breeder of boxer dogs from Coupar Angus. Two and a half years ago, he was faced with a problem.