The collecting of sperm has a lot of positive aspects to it. It’s possible that the capacity to transfer sperm across the county and even across international borders may help a breed achieve more genetic variety. A dog’s sperm may be frozen for a long length of time and then thawed and used when the perfect opportunity to mate with a female arises. But what about the cost of collecting and storing semen/dog sperm?
The current prices for collecting dog sperms are usually between $100 to $150. The cost of freezing sperm/frozen semen is roughly $450, and the storage costs are $120 each year. If you want to register your pup with the AKC or UKC breed, each of these organizations requires a DNA number to be kept on file, and the processing fee is between $45 and $55. Ovulation timing is necessary for breeding using frozen sperm; hence, artificial insemination is almost always chosen as the method of choice. The prices range widely and can be addressed on an individual basis.
Canine semen collecting equipment and its cost
You must have everything you require to collect from your pets in the comfort of your own home. You will want to ensure that the good-quality semen samples are securely delivered to your veterinarian so that she may separate them and examine their quality while doing so. You should always get your gear from a reliable supplier. You are going to require collecting sleeves, sterilized tubes, silicone syringes, and the appropriate equipment for chilling and storing the sample. After your vet has evaluated and categorized the sample, the sample will next have extender ingredients added to it.
How Much Time Is Needed to Complete the Collection and Freezing Process?
After the sample is collected, the full procedure will typically take three to four hours to complete. A dog owner must be present at the time of semen collection; however, this might take up to 30 minutes. There’s a chance that the office may need more time than expected because of the requirement that all paperwork be completed before collection.
Where is the Frozen Sperm Stored, and How Is It Kept?
There are many permanent dog semen storage facilities that the AKC authorizes. These facilities use a particular insulated container known as a dewar that is filled with liquid nitrogen to store frozen dog sperm. The frozen sperm are stored in liquid nitrogen vapors at a temperature of -196 degrees Centigrade, equivalent to nearly 300 degrees Fahrenheit below zero. Dog sperm can remain viable for an indefinite period of time because the temperature is maintained at this level. The sperms can’t be mistakenly defrosted if the electricity goes out because the container does not utilize electricity.
How much semen will be kept from each collection?
Sperm production is proportional to how many straws your stud dog can keep. The quantity and semen quality produced in a single ejaculate can vary widely from one pup to the next and from one sample to the next, sometimes dramatically. Several things can have an impact on the stud’s sperm quality, including the following:
- Because sperm count and quality are both better in younger, more mature dogs (those between two and four years old), the dog’s age is critical.
- Dogs that are ill or under a lot of pressure are less likely to produce top-notch sperm. For the ejaculate to return to its average level, it might take anywhere from four to seven months following an illness or a large amount of stress. There are several medicines, both prescription and over-the-counter, that have been demonstrated to limit the production of sperm.
- Sperm cell production is influenced by breed size, with larger breeds generally producing more than smaller dog breeds. Toy breeds often need the collection of sperm from the male many times before a single female can be bred. A single sample of excellent sperm from a gigantic breed may be enough to inseminate several females. The number of sperm cells in the sample is more important than the total number of cells in the sample.
- The dog’s behavior and attitude strongly influence the quality of the sperm produced by a stud dog. Generally speaking, a stud dog with greater expertise in sperm collecting and what is expected of him would generate higher-quality sperm than a less experienced one. Having a young dog’s sperm harvested and kept once or twice before making a long-term commitment might be a brilliant idea to get him acclimated to it. Due to their cautious or fearful nature, certain male stud dogs may have lower than average sperm counts, making it impossible to freeze and keep them. To collect the pup’s sperm, it will be more convenient to take it from a dog that is accustomed to having humans around and being stroked when it is breeding. When attempting to collect frozen sperm, we try to emulate the natural breeding process by having a female dog stand before a male dog to help with the collection technique.
How High of a Success Rate Does Breeding Have When Using Frozen Sperm?
The quality of the sperm, the fertility of the female dog, and the processes utilized throughout the breeding process all impact an individual’s success. It is essential to explore the parameters that exist for the correct utilization of frozen sperm before the heat cycle of a female dog in order to ensure successful breeding. When possible, delaying the use of frozen sperm until the stud dog has passed away or until there is some other reason why the dog cannot supply fresh sperm is the best course of action.
Which Forms of Paperwork and Methods of Record-Keeping Are Required?
In most cases, you will be needed to provide a copy of the stud’s individual registration papers, valid identification such as a microchip or a tattoo, as well as recent photographs. We must collect the signature of the stud owner in order to complete the necessary documentation and submit it to the stud dog’s registration organization. Following the collection and storage of the sperm, the owner of the stud dog will get written reports on the collection statistics and a bill for the yearly storage cost.
The cost of collecting sperm from a canine often ranges from $100 to $150. The costs associated with freezing sperm or frozen semen are around $450, and the costs associated with storage are $120 each year.