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Von Der Otto German Shepherds

Elite West German Show Lines 5 Stars Rated by Customers

Contact Dan Otto Mobile: 214-232-0986

Von Der Otto German Shepherds

Elite West German Show Lines Contact Dan Otto

5 Stars Rated by Customers Mobile: 214-232-0986

Von der Otto German Shepherds Breeding Requirements

We are providing this information below in an effort to make sure that your female gets pregnant. We want you to have puppies almost as much as you want them. The key to a large healthy litter is breeding at the right time via serum progesterone testing. Stud Service provided only for approved females.

Paperwork Required For Breeding: Fax or send by email, PRIOR TO BREEDING:

1. Copies of all lab tests required, provided by your veterinarian
2. Copy of certificate, pedigree and registration
3. Copy of hip certification

First Day Female in Season (heat)

First day of season (or as soon as possible)- Cervical culture and sensitivity. This sample must be obtained using a guarded culture swab such as the Tieglan swab, and from the cervical area, not lower vaginal area. It takes 4 to 7 days to get final results. NO bitch will be bred naturally without a C & S, and results must be negative or she must be on appropriate antibiotics for 7 days prior to breeding. No bitch with highly resistant or pathogenic bacteria (like Pseudomonas) will be bred naturally (even if she is on the appropriate antibiotics for 7 days). She will be artificially inseminated surgically at her owner’s expense.

Canine Brucellosis Screening Required

Canine Brucellosis screening is required for all female before breeding. Some screenings are positive due to cross reactivity and must have more extensive testing, usually from Cornell. THIS TAKES TIME. NO bitch will be bred without a negative Brucella.

Progesterone Timing Required

Progesterone timing is required for all bitches bred. It ensures that the bitch is having a normal heat cycle and has ovulated. A progesterone series tells us precisely when to inseminate her. We strongly recommend that you do the majority of the timing tests at your veterinarian, to ensure that you are shipping or driving in with a fertile bitch. However, we can arrange timing from Doctor Taylor's Office at Rockwall County Veterinary Clinic in Rockwall or Campbell Village Veterinary Clinic in Plano Texas.
Progesterone Timing Chart—Start testing about day 5 to 7 of season.
Below 1.0 ng/ml--no ovarian activity—test every 3 or 4 days
1.0 to 2.0 ng/ml—rise indicates active ovary—test in 2 to 3 days
2.0 to 4.9 ng/ml—active ovary-test every 24 hours until you determine
5.0 ng/ml Ovulation
5 to 6 ng/ml—breed in 2 to 3 days
6 to 11 ng/ml—breed in 1 to 2 days
11 to 19 ng/ml – breed today
Over 19—breed immediately if vaginal smear is OK and bitch is still receptive (is considered LATE-hope for the best) 
Progesterone timing in areas where results take days to return are not feasible. Results must be returned within 24 hours (except Sundays) to time the breeding. The Idexx Veterinary Reference Labs give excellent service using The Idexx Direct Courier Service via FedEx no matter where you are located. Results are faxed and can be accessed online. Have your vet call 1-800-551-0998 Ext 8327 for info. You can also use this service for the cultures. Fresh-chilled semen is an option. The progesterone timing is critical for successful use of fresh chilled (or frozen) semen. Call for information.