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At Stud:


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  • Pedigree

  • OFA Hips and Elbows

  • DNA testing: If our male is a carrier for any disease, your bitch must be DNA tested clear of that disease.

  • Negative brucellosis test taken within the last 15 days before breeding

Waterfowl Widowmakers retains the right to refuse a breeding at any time.


All breedings are guaranteed to produce a litter. A litter shall be considered a litter, if at least two live (2) puppies are whelped.

A deposit in the amount of 50% of the stud fee plus a $100 breeding fee is payable at the time of the breeding/shipping of chilled semen. The breeding fee and stud fee deposit are non-refundable. If the bitch fails to produce a litter, rebreeds will be given within 2 years. If the original bitch is no longer available to fulfill the breeding, another bitch may be substituted.


The remaining 50% of the stud fee is due no later than 7 days post whelping of 2 or more live pups.


*Fees can be paid by cash, check, or debit/credit cards. Card transactions are subject to a 5% additional charge. Make checks payable to Waterfowl Widowmakers.

Progesterone Testing:

Accurate timing utilizing progesterone levels is the most critical factor in the success of breeding. Your best chance at getting a litter is by utilizing an actual progesterone number.​ These are the numbers provided by IDEXX which we go by for breeding. You can usually wait to do the first progesterone number on the 8th day. Do not stop testing until you've reached a number over 5.

Below 1.0 ng/ml - no ovarian activity - ACTION: Test every 3 or 4 days
1.0 to 2.0 ng/ml - rise indicates active ovary - ACTION: test in 2 to 3 days 
2.0 to 4.9 ng/ml - active ovary - ACTION - Test every 24 hours until you determine 5.0

5.0 ng/ml OVULATION

5 to 6 ng/ml - ACTION - Breed in 2 to 3 days
6 to 11 ng/ml - ACTION - BREED in 1 to 2 days
11 to 19 ng/ml - ACTION - BREED TODAY
OVER 19 ng/ml - ACTION - BREED IMMEDIATELY if vaginal smear is OK and bitch is still receptive. Too late to ship semen.


Chilled Semen:

  • The owner of the bitch will be responsible for any expenses pertaining to chilled semen. This includes veterinary collection fees, extenders, shipping kits, shipping fees, insertion fees, etc.

  • The owner of the bitch will contact Innovative Canine Reproduction,, to arrange for a chilled semen kit to be sent to Waterfowl Widowmakers prior to the breeding time. 

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