Canine Reproduction


41 peer-reviewed papers by veterinary repro specialists and top breeders. Mating mechanics, speedy sperm, C-sections, whelping, umbilical cord, swimmer pups…




Puppy Personality

Features of breed type and proclivity for breed purpose emerge at 4 weeks and are more important than structure when assessing a litter.


Swimmer Puppies

Flat-chested puppies are often permanently crippled but can be saved by this dog breeder's inventive, simple illustrated method and how-to photos!


Ideal Vaginal pH

Monitoring pH, (Power of Hydrogen) during estrus is vital to conception, critical if you are inseminating with no stud dog on site...


Canine Maternal Hydrops

CMH is a killer of pregnant bitches. Few veterinarians have seen it or probably didn’t recognize these symptoms.


Oxytocin & Whelping

Readers question use of clean out shot during delivery and get succinct, useful advice during delivery.


Economy Tips For Breeders

All-breed judge shares insight on veterinary expenses, breeding, rearing and marketing puppies.


The Mechanics Of Mating

Hall Of Fame Breeder on managing the stud dog and brood bitch for less stress and more success.


Dog Breeding 101

Learn from this fascinating look at three dog breeders, the Initiate, Intermediate, and the Survivor.


The Brood Bitch

Foundation Female Forgotten

At what point do the dogs become less important than winning, power, prestige…?


Fertility In The Purebred

Why pampered purebreds have reproductive problems and mutts seem to do just fine.


Estrus Bitch, A Wolf In Dog Clothes 

The domestic dog evolved from the wolf and shares many mating and estrus simulariitiesJane Barber, DVM, MS, canine reproduction specialist says domestic dogs invite pyometra.


Fat and Fertility

This R.N. says fat bitches are unlikely to conceive because fat plus THIS = temporary sterility!


Ovulation 2 + 2 + 2 = Mating

Jane Barber, DVM, MS, canine reproduction specialist on the absolute BEST way to time ovulation.


Being a Dog Breeder

Silent Seasons Poll Results

CAS AKITAS, BREEDER - CH. FAITH, PROUD DAMMissed matings put a dent in successful canine reproduction!


Yes I Am A Dog Breeder!

I sleep by the whelping box, breathe life into a stillborn puppy...


Preventing Mating Problems

Cystitis, strictures, or thick hymens can lead to artificial insemination (AI) and ...


The X Factor Formula

Master Dog Breeder explains the genetic X- factor and how to use it.


Introduction To Canine CHG

Dogs are one of the few species born with this condition the puppy can not survive. Pt 1 of 4


Congenital Hypothyroidism W/Goiter

CHG said to be a "rare" fatal genetic defect in newborns. Dr. Fyfe explains ... Pt 2 of 4


Genetic Testing for CHG

John C. Fyfe, DVM, Ph.D  - How to test, why to test, procedure and cost. Pt 3 of 4


Genetic Basis Of CHG

John C. Fyfe, DVM, the genetic basis and causes of this deadly condition. Pt 4 of 4


Baby Joey

What defines a dog breeder? Having puppies? Or having the only place to keep a puppy…


Reproductive Problems?

The science of excitotoxins and estrogen inhibitors in the food supply.


Sunlight = Fertility

DOGS NEED SUNLIGHT FOR OPTIMUM FERTILITYMissed seasons?  Nature's canine reproduction science, for you and your dog!


Sunlight Deprivation

causes irregular estrus cycles, bone and joint deformities, cancer, etc.


Whelping: Date With Disaster

Canine herpes virus in newborns, symptoms and meds that could save your litter.


Natural Birth Microbes

Preserve them  miracle of birth transfers them to the fetus as it moves through the vaginal tract.

Fertility Report

The internet's first comparative study on mating problems, flakey seasons, litter rejection, etc.


In God's Hands

Birthing is out of our hands when, foaling or whelping, you call a vet and say a prayer.


The Stud Dog

Sterile Studs and Fluoride

Is your stud dog having breeding or fertility problems, low libido or sperm count?


The Mating Dance

How the stud dog reacts to scent stimulus, hormone cycles, and estrus.


The working stud dog knows when a bitch is ready to breed - his nose knows!The Stud Dog Knows

Owner of the #1 Working Dog Sire on timing and successful canine reproduction.


Ovulation Timing

Vaginal cytology is good but how to check the bitch’s knot and read the stud dog is better.


Sperm Motility Frozen Semen

Learn Canine Reproduction from Texas A&M equine sperm motility study.


Speedy Sperm Aids Conception

Speedy Sperm reach the egg first and stand the best chance of fertilizing firstWhy elevating rear for AI doesn't help, by C. White, DVM, MS


Canine Estrus Cycle

by Joni L. Freshman DVM, “Successful breeding management ... "


Whelping A Litter

Birthing Puppies, Angels Wait

What to do? Your bitch has been in labor for hours, no vet available, you are desperate...


Rx For Whelping

newborn puppy with placenta attached to umbilical cordPreventing mashed pups, overheating, dehydration, the whelping nest, no milk...


Cutting The Umbilical Cord

How long to leave the cord intact after birth to prevent lung and brain damage.


Digging, Shredding

Mother dogs do odd things when in labor and whelping puppies, be prepared to help her.


C-Section: Before and After

Litter rejection, no milk, breast abscesses and other hormonal or behavioral problems.


Raising The Litter

Fading Puppies

If you've cried when they died, you will be grateful for this simple solution.


Swimming Puppy Syndrome

What causes it and are single-puppy litters more likely to produce a swimmer?


Swimmer Pup Syndrome

Help for flat chests, inner ear, righting reflex, and possibly genetics.


Solution To Swimmers

Rib-sprung puppies can be saved by this breeder's simple method and how-to photos!


Test Tube Puppies

Born by in-vitro fertilization, canine reproduction is booming!


Preparing For Puppies

Unexpected delivery problems?  Before you call the vet read this...



Genetic canine health is important!GENETIC HEALTH


Good breeders select for phenotype and genotype to preserve quality. Learn about test-breeding and how genetics affect reproductive ability in the canine.


*None of the statements contained herein as regards human or animal health have been evaluated by the FDA.  Information is provided for educational purposes only.  The ii NetPlaces Network advises you to always check with a licensed veterinarian or medical doctor.  Information or products offered are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any illness, disease, or condition, whether animal or human.  This disclaimer is due to FDA restrictions designed to protect you, the consumer.  It does NOT however, protect you from malpractice, prescription drugs, or vaccines.


*29 million Google returns - 1.3 million individual visitors in 2019

See Ad Rates for NetPlaces Network advertising opportunities