Time seems to go so slow once you've mated your female until the point pregnancy is confirmed (or not!). This video talks through pros and cons of the following pregnancy detection methods:
During the video two ultrasounds are conducted on two separate dogs, whilst I talk through how a correctly, skilled technician should conduct the scans.
To me ultrasound scanning when operated by a trained and experienced individual is by far the best method of detecting pregnancy and giving an idea of litter size. To find out why check out my video!
When you own more than two breeding bitches it can be difficult to detect when they came into season and who came in first, or in what order and ultimately when to mate!
My current situation of owning 7 dogs - 2 breeding retired, left me with 5. 1 of which was a male, so I was left with 4 bitches in season all mixed (housed) together. Did I have a clue who was in first, just about? Did I know who was second? Nope, plus I was hoping to breed 2 of them!
Check out my video below walking through the cycle of a season, the benefits of progesterone testing, the process, what the results mean and actions I took and why.
I will continue to blog the progress of these two females so you can follow the journey I'm on. Don't forget to down a copy of the '8 Vital considerations when your dog is expecting puppies' it answers the most frequent questions I'm ask when confirmation pregnancy via ultrasound.
New to breeding? or need a refresh?
Then check out my 30 minute Facebook Live video walking you through the options available to you, when it comes to ovulation testing.
Every breeder should be ovulating testing. WHY?
If that doesn't convince you I'll give up now!
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I'm Sara, a premium pet-care professional that founded HomeScan Breeder Services in 2014. I am an experienced and educated breeder, who specialises in domestic animal reproduction. I bred my first litter 20 years ago whilst in my teens and tend to breed annually. Breeding is pretty much in my DNA – a way of my life if you will! I've started this blog to share some of my knowledge and if possible help out a few like minded animal owners!