Users' questions

Can you freeze dog sperm and use it later?

Can you freeze dog sperm and use it later?

Frozen semen can be stored indefinitely. Why does the semen quantity and quality change from collection to collection? Age: In general a young mature dog (2 to 4 years of age) will have a higher sperm count and better quality semen than older dogs or young immature dogs.

How long can you chill dog sperm?

In a young, healthy stud dog, with minimal stress, the average life span of fresh chilled semen is 4-6 days. In an older dog, or a dog with a busy show schedule, the life span of fresh chilled semen may be as low as 24-48 hours. Frozen semen has an even shorter life-span at an average of 12-24 hours.

How do you freeze and ship dog sperm?

Transport tube: Pour semen plus extender mixture into a new transport tube: please label with dog’s name, breed, date of collection. Seal with screw-top cap. Wrap OVER the cap with either parafin film or “press and seal” type wrap. Place the tube in plastic bag that can be sealed (ziplock bag).

Can I freeze my dog’s sperm at home?

Here are a few rules: Unless the dog is an inside the house dog, take sample to freeze in the winter time, as the semen quality will be twice as good. It cost the same to pull and freeze two straws as it does to freeze and pull 40. I strongly recommend Tom Garners “Sperm Up” supplement.

Is it OK to freeze a dog’s semen?

If a dog is producing motile sperm cells, it is useful to attempt to freeze his semen. Generally, if semen numbers and/or quality are compromised, only a small quantity of viable sperm cells will be stored.

What happens to sperm after it is frozen?

The sperm will remain viable indefinitely at this temperature and will not degrade or perish. The semen can be used to inseminate bitches many years after it was collected from the stud.

How much does it cost to freeze AKC semen?

Current fees are approximately $445 for the freeze and $94 per year storage. If you have an AKC or UKC breed, these registration bodies require a DNA number be on file and will cost approximately $40-45 to process. A breeding with frozen semen entails ovulation timing and a surgical insemination is usually preferred.

How many sperm per insemination in frozen semen?

For a frozen semen breeding you want to have a minimum of 100 million motile sperm per insemination. Each straw holds 50 million sperm but not all of them will survive the freezing process, hence the evaluation of “post thaw motility”.