I do my own progesterone testing and AI's both on site and when I have swimmers shipped. I also ship out for stud service.
Depending on wether you are going to your own vet or an actual Repro vet and based on geographical locations it varies as Dusty mentioned. You have to do progesterone testing along with the actual AI so the timing is correct. You can't do just the AI's as you would have no idea if she were ready. You can be looking at 300 bucks total (which is very very low) or as high as 900 plus if the bitch cycles later in her heat. Hence why I do it myself. Best bet is to find a Repro vet in your area and call directly to find out what their procedure is for progesterone testing and AI's and how much they charge.
From what I just read on the AKC site, if you are using fresh semen both Dam and Sire are required to be at the site of the collection. If you are using fresh with an extender(which is required to keep the sperm alive) 1. After October 1, 1998, AKC ‘DNA Profiling’ is required for all stud dogs whose semen is collected for Requirements fresh extended semen use, including foreign stud dogs whose semen is collected and extended to be for Fresh imported for use in the United States. Extended The certifications on this application must be completed and signed in compliance with AKC regulations.2. Semen Only a licensed veterinarian may extract and extend semen or inseminate with fresh extended semen.
If you are using Frozen, then it must be done by a licensed vet, there is a form which requires a vet signature for this. Mandatory 1. After October 1, 1998, AKC DNA Profiling is required for all stud dogs whose semen is collected for Requirements frozen semen use, including foreign stud dogs whose semen is collected and frozen to be imported for for Frozen use in the United States. Semen The certifications on this application must be completed by the owner of the semen, the owner(s) or lessee(s) of the dam, and the veterinarian who performed the artificial breeding. 3. Breeding unit identification must include breed, AKC registration number of stud, date semen collected, and number of breeding units used. 4. The collection of semen for the artificial breeding must have been reported to AKC and the collector/storer must be on record with AKC as familiar with and complying with AKC regulations for record keeping and identification of dogs
So unless you are breeding the dogs via A.I. on site, it is against AKC rules for a person to do it themselves and it must be signed by a licensed vet. If the AKC was to find out this was not the case with a litter, then all registration papers can be pulled. It's just not worth the risk IMO. This is who I use. http://www.ik9sb.com/ If you go to there website, they have location throughout the USA and other contries as well. They also post a calendar for the shows they will be available at for evaluation or collection. I have been very happy with them. Prices can vary, but the total cost for collecting my male, seeing when my girl was ready, and doing the actual insemenation was $750.
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