Artificial Insemination, commonly referred to as AI, simply put is the act of inseminating bitches through artificial introduction of semen into the vagina. Using a simple plastic tube, semen is placed directly into the cervix, for immediate delivery, thereby improving conception rates greatly.
Today, many dog breeders and veterinarians have found AI to be an important tool. Many of them see it as a way to increase the quality of a breed by overcoming limitations of both time and distance.
One of the most attractive aspects of AI is the way it opens up the global gene pool. Even those areas formerly closed off and subject to a depleted gene pool can now reach out and strengthen their bloodlines with animals they haven’t been able to access due to financial or logistic issues in the past.
Whether you own both the bitch and the stud to be used in the pairing or you plan on using an outside stud, the traditional breeding method has some inherent dangers.