How do you ensure the quality of the semen
once its thawed?
We do a pre freeze and
post thaw assesment of every collection. First we collect,
evaluate and freeze and then once its frozen we thaw one pellet and
check the quality again so you know what to expect from your sample
later when its time to use it.
Who can access my vials?
Only the person listed on the form as the owner or anyone they have
designated in writing can withdraw semen from the bank. If you
wish to provide stud service there is an authorization form giving us
permission to release vials to anyone other than
How much notice do you
need to ship?
We prefer to have at least two days notice to organize a shipment. We
can ship with less notice but a stat fee will apply to last minute
shipments so we recommend letting us know as soon as you know that you
may need to ship.
What paperwork is required?
We ask you to bring in a copy of your dogs registration papers at the
time of freezing so we can accurately fill out forms. Also if
your dog is AKC registered then a DNA profile is required, we can take
and submit a DNA cheek swab at the time of freezing, if requested.
How many breedings can I
get from one collection?
It depends on the breed, age, fertility and other factors. Some
dogs will produce a large number of breedings in one collection and
in another. Minimizing stress and having an estrus female in the
room will assist in getting a good collection and help to maximize the
potential number of breedings from one collection. The number of
sperm cells needed for conception also varies per breed and by method
of insemination (vaginal or surgical).
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