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Semen imports

Post by Beechtree » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:17 pm

Hi All,

Many of the potential LH-DS sellers in the EU are leary of a puppy going abroad, and some even refuse to sell one if it will make that long (hours) of a trip. This is even if it is possible for it to travel in the 'cabin' verses as a checked bag due to either size/ weight, or if the airlines not allowing a dog in the cabin for an international flight.

So, the other option for getting new genetics is to see if a suitable stud can be collected, frozen, and imported. So has anyone done any importing of frozen canine semen?

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Re: Semen imports

Post by Marjolein » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:36 pm

I know of a breeder in France that imported frozen semen from a Dutch male, worked out fine, 3 pups (bitch had always had small litters)
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Re: Semen imports

Post by KRoberts626 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:24 am

I've heard of it being done. I had a friend look into it once, importing the semen from France to the USA. You have to pay not only the stud fee, but for the shipping of the semen which she was quoted $800. And they recommend you get 2 in case it doesn't "take." It's better frozen, than chilled I'm told. Success rate is lower than live cover, of course. And usually when it is a success the litters are small.
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Re: Semen imports

Post by vneerland » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:44 am

KRoberts626 wrote:I've heard of it being done. I had a friend look into it once, importing the semen from France to the USA. You have to pay not only the stud fee, but for the shipping of the semen which she was quoted $800. And they recommend you get 2 in case it doesn't "take." It's better frozen, than chilled I'm told. Success rate is lower than live cover, of course. And usually when it is a success the litters are small.
Plus the bitch will most likely have to be implanted, on top of checking progesteron every few days to determine the exact ovulation. Semen will have to meet USDA guidelines and import regulations. For that, the stud himself will have to meet certain criteria, I believe. It would most likely be cheaper to fly a bitch to Europe, have her bred, and ship back with (hopefully) buns in the oven. Or, realistically, just find a promising pup. I refuse to believe that LHbreeders will not ship across the pond. :?
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Re: Semen imports

Post by Marjolein » Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:14 pm

I know a few who will? Which breeders have you checked out so far (which lines do you prefer?)?
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