Why do french bulldogs have to be artificially inseminated?
It is a common misconception that french bulldogs are an easy dog to breed. This is not the case, in fact frenchies require more care than most other breeds when it comes to breeding and reproduction. Artificial insemination is often used for this very reason because they can be difficult or impossible to naturally mate with another dog. In this blog post we will discuss why french bulldogs have such a difficult time reproducing on their own, and what you should know before deciding whether or not you want artificial insemination as an option for your french bulldog breeding program.
French bulldogs are notoriously difficult to breed, and it is common for them not to be able to reproduce naturally. This means that artificial insemination will often have to be used if you want any chance at getting a french bulldog puppy from your breeding program. But why does this happen? Well the problem all starts with their facial structure. The muzzle of the french bulldog is much shorter than most other breeds, which makes it hard for males and females alike when they are trying to mate.
In addition many frenchies either cannot detect pheromones or do not react sensibly towards other dogs due to how short their snouts are - and this can make them difficult to breed.
A french bulldog may also have certain health conditions that can affect their ability to reproduce, such as luxating patella syndrome or kidney problems. This makes it near impossible for them to reproduce naturally because they will not be able to mate with another dog without assistance and many of these complications cannot be detected until after the breeding has taken place. These are just a few reasons why frenchies need artificial insemination - but there's more!
French bulldogs also tend towards obesity, which means that although you're mating two healthy frenchies together, one might end up being overweight enough so that she won't ovulate at all while her partner is in great shape- meaning no reproduction even when they are both healthy.
How do you artificially inseminate dogs?
The process for artificial insemination is not as straightforward as one would think. The first thing to do before you get started with the artificial insemination of your french bulldog is to find a qualified veterinarian who can safely perform it. They will need to examine both animals and give them a clean bill of health before proceeding, or else they could make matters worse!
Next, the vet will determine when your female dog is most likely going into heat- usually by examining her vaginal discharge every day until she reaches the stage where her eggs are ready for collection. This isn't always easy because frenchies ovulate infrequently and irregularly- meaning that some females may go months between cycles while others might only take days. It can take up to three months for a french bulldog's eggs to mature and become available, so the vet may need some help from their discharge-checking companion in order to determine when they are ready.
When it is time, the female dog will be given anesthesia with a needle that enters through her skin into its muscle layers where it blocks pain signals throughout the body. The veterinarian then inserts an instrument called a pipette into one of her ovaries and sucks out follicles containing egg cells until she has extracted 25 or more. These follicles will go back up on ice while you wait for your male french bulldog (or other breed) to come in and do his thing!
After surgery, both animals should rest at home for two days before returning to a normal routine.