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Stud Dogs Australia – Breeder Directory
Stud Dogs Australia is an online directory created to connect puppy breeders with stud dog owners. Stud dog owners can learn how to stud their dog, advertise their service, set their stud fee and breeders can search Stud Dogs Australia wide.
Ways to offer your stud dog’s services:
- Natural Matings – the breeder brings their female to your stud dog for a mating (once ovulation has occurred). One to two matings usually result in pregnancy.
- Artificial Insemination (AI) – some stud dog owners offer onsite AI at no extra charge. Other stud dog services will meet at a reproduction specialist vet for AI.
- Transcervical Insemination (TCI) – carried out by a reproduction specialist vet. The female is awake and standing, as per a transvaginal AI however the vet uses a catheter with a camera to deposit the semen directly into the uterus.
- Surgical Insemination (FSI) – a reproduction specialist vet injects semen into each uterine horn via a small abdominal incision. This method is commonly used to inseminate frozen semen.
Delivering your Stud Dog’s Semen:
- Fresh Semen Collection – meet your client at your local reproduction specialist vet. The vet will collect the dog’s semen, analyse it for motility, sperm count and morphology. The semen can then be inseminated by AI, TCI or FSI.
- Chilled Semen (Fresh semen that has been chilled) – take your dog to a reproduction specialist vet, they collect, analyse, chill and package the semen in an esky. The breeder can then have the chilled semen shipped to their vet for insemination. Chilled semen lasts 3-5 days once collected, providing it is stored properly.
- Frozen Semen – the stud dog owner takes the stud to a reproduction vet. Semen is collected with a teaser bitch, analysed and frozen. Frozen semen can last many years in storage and can be transported to a breeder’s vet in a special shipper for storage or insemination when needed.
Ethical Dog Breeding
Australia has Animal Welfare Codes of Practice for breeding dogs under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Regulation 2012. Responsible dog breeders and stud dog owners should be aware of these requirements and guidelines.
- NSW Animal Welfare Code of Practice Breeding dogs and cats
- Victoria Code of Practice for the operation of breeding and rearing businesses
- QLD Code of Practice for Breeding Dogs
- SA Standards and Guidelines for Breeding and Trading Companion Animals
- Western Australia
Whether you own a purebred poodle, bulldog, groodle, labradoodle or working dog – you’re sure to find a stud dog for your breeding program or a breeder who wants to use your stud services in our stud dog directory.