I'm trying to get as much info as I can on stud service. I'm not really familiar how stud service works or how to determine the price for stud service. I have a pure breed english bulldog. Any advice will be greatly appreciated
***Edited By: nora32 on 9/13/2006 10:00:17 AM*** Reason: misspell
The first question to ask yourself would be why do you want to use him for stud service? What are you trying to accomplish?
If you are just in it for the stud fees $$$$ then i doubt anyone will have any good advise for you.
Is your boy registered? Is he a good example of the breed? Is he old enough (2yrs)? Has he had his genetic testing? I don't know what breed specific testing you should be doing but someone here should have an idea.
These are all questions that need to be answered if you really want to do a stud service and do it right...And i'm sure others will have more to add to that list, we have very knowlegdable and passionate breeders here.
He should be at least 2 years old with all testing done against genetic defects of his breed. So therefore he should have all CERF(eye), OFA(hip and knee) testing done, as well as be sure he doesn't have skin allergies.
The mother should also have all the testing done and be at least 2-3yrs old.
From there, contact your breeder and ask for help.
Wow. A lot of people with english bulldog males come on here wanting information about using them for stud. Is that because they paid a lot for their dog and want to 'recoupe' some of that money I wonder?
Stud service with a bulldog can be a difficult topic. As you may or may not realize, most breedings with English Bulldogs are done Artificial Insemination.
As mentioned here, you will be looking at providing proof of hips, elbows, CERF for eyes, Brucellosis testing and possible additional testing. This type of testing needs to be done and registered with the OFA yearly-not cheap by any means. Brucellosis if a natural breeding is done, needs to be done by both parties everytime that a studding takes place. Do not rely on a snap test or a test at the vets, this needs to be sent in.
Now, on to the pedigree. You will need to research your dogs pedigree and check into the OFA for his history of genetic and structural issues.
There are many dogs available for studding. The best chance you'd have is if you are showing him, have his title or champion bloodlines.
You will want to review many agreements and consult a lawyer about your legal responsibilities in case of accidents, death, loss of puppies, transmitted diseases, etc.
And finally, when you purchased him, did the breeder sell him with breeding rights? If you bought him at a pet store-please do not breed him-the word 'pet' in pet store means just that-love him to death instead. If you bought from a breeder without permission to breed-for example on a spay or neuter agreement or limited registration-you really need to respect that and neuter your male. You will be just setting yourself up for legal troubles down the road.
I'm sure your bulldog is beautiful-they all are! But studding him out is not always the answer.
actually because of their physical conformation, 75% of all english bulldogs are dysplastic in the hips. Check the OFA records at www.offa.org
I have no idea waht healtlh testing is appropriate for english bulldogs, but given their many health problems I suggest you check out his pedgree and see if you can get in toouch with anyone who has a close releative of his, ask about the dog's health over all, and the eyes in particular.
My male, Jacob, is used as a stud. I only stud him to females that are registered in at least one of the following clubs, as he is registered in all; SABT, APRI, HBSA, EBBASA, RIBC, SMBA, USBA. I ship semen, and provide live stud service. I don't charge for females that stay the night or weekend. The owner just has to bring food and leash. I require all dogs to be up to date on vaccinations, and must have a medical record saying so. I also must have a physical copy of registration papers. As far as AI goes, I have several different payment methods. The first one is pick of the litter. I will pay for shipping and cool box for semen, and for pup to be shipped to be once he/she is 8 weeks of age. I chose the pup out of the litter that I want, no fee. It is sort of like a trade off. The other is the sale price from one sold pup, due 8 weeks from date of birth. I ship and provide everything for free, until the pups are sold. Minimum of $1,000. I also must see a written sales reciept showing how much the pup was sold for and so on and so forth. Or, I charge $1,000 for the semen, shipping included. I guarentee minimum of five live puppies from a litter, or money back. I provide a five generation pedigree to all female dog owners too. My dogs are not raised in kennels, they are in the home. The live, play sleep, eat, breed, and raise pups there. Not outside or in a cage. My "kennel" is registered with the following registries; SABT, APRI, HBSA, EBBASA, RIBC, SMBA, USBA. All of my dogs are current on vaccinations, given monthly flea and tick control, heartworm preventative, and wormed every six months. I do have a stud contract, that must be filled and signed by myself, and the other party. My dog Jacob has sired many championed pups, and is a champion himself. As you can see I've gone through A LOT before offering my dog as stud. If you want to be succesful and ethical, you must too.
Yikes if you're doing a live cover (natural breeding) get a written report from their vet certifying a negative brucellosis test......One of the few diseases transmitted to people. BEFORE the bitch is allowed on your premises...