by Texas Templar on 07 December 2020 - 11:12
I am entertaining the option of doing a frozen semen AI breeding. Currently conducting my Due Diligence so any thoughts, experiences, etc is greatly appreciated:
1. General success rates based on personal experiences?
2. From reading, litter size is said to be reduced by 20% - 30%, is this accurate based on experience? (M = 5 yrs, normal litter sizes in previous live cover breedings, F 3.5 yrs, first breeding)
3. How do I find a shipper? I have vets lined up on both sides but have no idea on the logistics or even where to begin.
Again, any additional advice or suggestions is certainly appreciated.
Thanks for all responses in advance.
by Rik on 07 December 2020 - 18:12
no personal experience with frozen.
a friend has done a couple of chilled, which required shipping in a special container of course.
he had it surgically implanted. used a vet that is a reproductive specialist. I think one litter was 8 and another 10.
if I can get in touch with him, I will ask how/who shipped.
edit to ad after rereading your post. not sure I would want to spend that kind of money on an unproven female. but that's just me.
by GSCat on 08 December 2020 - 01:12
I've not done AI before, so I'll be very interested in the responses to this thread, as well.
by txarkoeta on 08 December 2020 - 03:12
by Hired Dog on 08 December 2020 - 04:12
by Hundmutter on 08 December 2020 - 14:12
by Hired Dog on 08 December 2020 - 16:12
Someone else I know got a puppy from a 10% motility, but, I dont know the particulars of that specific case.
by Texas Templar on 10 December 2020 - 11:12
BLUF - A.I. via Frozen Semen is the least successful method of the various A.I methods. The data I had read (i.e. success rates [40% - 60%], litter size [>20% - %30 less than live cover], etc) was confirmed by my vet as relatively accurate based on her experience.
Thanks again to all who responded, I appreciate it.
Marc B. Owens
Mammoth Valley Working Dogs
by george amstaff on 13 December 2020 - 03:12
by johan77 on 31 December 2020 - 07:12
Don´t know much about this topic but I recently saw a breeding where they have used frozen semen from a dog born 1986, three dogs in that litter, quite interesting to see old bloodlines came back to life that way, here is the combination,