Mating & Whelping

When should your bitch be mated? What do you need to get ready for the whelping? What if there are problems? We try to answer all your questions on mating and whelping here.

Whelping and Caesarians

Sooner or later, every experienced breeder encounters whelping problems. We are conditioned to accept, and even to expect problems with certain breeds. Worse yet, we’re told that bitches who deliver by caesarian may reject or even kill their puppies. What a pity for a creature programmed to cherish and protect her offspring with her very […]

Spermatozoa Set New Speed Record

Customs originate because they once served a need. Unfortunately, we may continue to honor tradition because we don’t know there is a better way. The patience (and backs) of a lot of breeders have been strained in efforts to insure conception through the practice of elevating a bitch’s hindquarters. We have long been advised to […]

The Stud Dog – Slip Matings, Substitutes and a Steak Aphrodisiac!

Offering your dog at stud, or promoting a stud ‘service’ may seem a simple and straight forward enough activity, but it can be laced with problems and pitfalls. Many times things DO according to plan – nature has a way of ensuring the future of the species and most dogs are (not surprisingly!) capable of […]