The board informs! 

 

ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION and the associated responsibility of breeders and stud owners.

 

Owing to recent events:

The following is the recommendation of the board regarding the procedures of artificial insemination in international breeding exchanges.  

 

Fundamental:

According to International Breeding Rules of the FCI §6, it is in any case forbidden to mate the bitch with more than one stud dog during the same oestrus cycle.  Consequently it is also not allowed to inseminate a bitch with semen from two or more stud dogs during the same heat!

 

Special precautions are needed when exporting semen to a country where the registering body allows multiple sire inseminations.

 

Approval process (if necessary): 

First appropriate approval of artificial insemination has to be obtained, if regulations of the national kennel clubs or their breed clubs in the countries concerned dictate the necessity of such an approval.

 

Insemination contract/use of the semen:

Breeders and owners of stud dogs are strongly urged to negotiate a written contract before each insemination wherein the financial and other obligations of both parties are clearly defined.

In addition, the following points concerning the use of the semen should also be contained in the contract: 

1.      The semen of the stud dog is to be used exclusively for the bitch named in the contract.

2.      Under no circumstances will the owners of the stud dog allow the insemination the bitch named in the contract during the same heat cycle, with semen from one or more other dogs.

3.       If not all available semen has been used by the veterinary surgeon for artificial insemination of the bitch, the breeder is not permitted to on sell it, or to use it for his own breeding, unless the stud owner from whom the semen was procured agrees, whereupon a renewal of the approval (see approval process), for a new insemination would be required.
Or the owner of the stud dog may instruct to keep the remaining frozen semen untouched until further notice, or to destroy it.

 

These guidelines should prove helpful in handling “Artificial Insemination” on an international level.