Breeding services are available, please contact us with your requirements as we may be able to help.
Lisa has been a breeder for 22 years and has completed the Breeder Education seminar series at Nottingham Vets School which was ran inline with the Kennel Club.
Collection and non-surgical insemination using sterile equipment, both dog and bitch must be present, £40 per collection/insemination, travel will be extra if a considerable travel distance is expected.
Cervical swabs are collected and laid onto slides to analyse cornification of cells to detect the following stages -
- The Proestrus Stage — Getting Ready
Lasting around 9 days, this first stage is marked by the eggs in the ovaries beginning to mature and the oestrogen levels start rising.
- The Oestrus Stage — Mating
Oestrus is the next stage, also lasting around 9 days, where eggs are released from ovaries and the oestrogen levels decline while progesterone levels rise.
- The Diestrus Stage — Pregnancy (or not)
This third stage is the period following mating, it commonly lasts 58 to 63 days in a pregnant female, and 60 to 90 days in a non-pregnant female. Pregnancy can be confirmed with a ultrasound
. Progesterone is dominating and the female will refuse a male’s advances during this stage.