Canine Semen Freezing

ART provides canine semen freezing using the most recent proven cryogenic technology.
Here are some of the frequently asked questions regarding canine semen freezing:

1)   Why should I freeze my dog’s semen?
Long Term Storage: To ensure breeding availability for future generations, you should have his semen frozen if your stud has qualities which are valuable.

For Breeding When the Stud is Not Available: Live breeding can be limited by the stud’s show or trial schedule, overbooking for the stud’s service or other scheduling conflicts.  The use of frozen semen allows availability during the bitch’s fertile time.

Long-Distance and International Breeding: Long-distance breedings may be accomplished using semen which has been either fresh-extended or frozen and eliminates the need to transport the bitch or stud dog.

 

2)  How is semen collected?

Semen is collected from the stud dog by manual stimulation; the different parts or fractions of the ejaculation are collected separately, so that good quality sperm-rich semen is frozen and stored. In general, semen of better quality with higher sperm count is collected when the dog’s libido is high.  Therefore, try to closely approximate a typical breeding situation for each stud: owners are encouraged to provide a bitch in season to use as a “teaser”.  In addition, if the dog associates a particular item with breeding, such as a rug, table, breeding rack, etc., that item should be brought to the collections.

 

3)  What kind of paper work is needed to collect my stud?   

  • A copy of the stud’s individual registration papers.
  • Positive identification such as a tattoo or microchip.

 

4)  What does it cost to freeze semen?

Semen freezing is a multi-step process utilizing a variety of equipment and materials.  Please see the Semen Freezing Cost Sheet in the forms section of our website for detailed information.

 

5)  How do I set up an appointment for Semen Freezing?

After reviewing the Semen Freezing Cost Sheet,  please call us at 07 49354900 to set up an appointment.  The receptionist will take your information and one of our experienced team will return your call.  We will then discuss the process and set up the appointment with you.