❤ HEALTH TESTING the hallmark of the breed

Breeding the best possible candidates is the pride of a Shiloh breeder.  Many go above and beyond the minimum requirements of their registry. Visit the Health Screening page [HERE] to get an idea on what is required.

  • Is the bitch health tested? If so, ask to see copies of the tests.
  • Has the bitch been DNA tested for parentage?
  • Which registry is she registered with?
  • Ask to see copies of her registration & pedigree.
  • What are her faults? her virtues?
  • What are the health issues and/or testing results of her littermates?
  • How many prior litters has the bitch produced?
  • What health issues have you seen in her progeny?
  • How frequent does she come into heat?
  • Is she a natural whelper?
  • How many c-sections, if any, has she had? Why?
  • Are you willing to do progesterone testing, especially prior to fresh-chilled or frozen AI?
  • Is the stud health tested? If so, ask to see copies of the tests.
  • Has the stud been DNA tested for parentage? 
  • Which registry is he registered with? 
  • Ask to see copies of his registration and pedigree.
  • What are his faults? his virtues?
  • What are the health issues and/or testing results of his littermates?
  • Is the stud a natural breeder?
  • Can he be collected for AI?
  • Has he been collected and frozen?
  • How many litters has the stud produced?
  • What health issues have been seen in his progeny?
  • What is your breeding guarantee?
  • What is your stud fee?
  • What methodology did you use to select this mate?
  • What is the COI? 
  • What are you anticipating in these potential puppies?
  • What are you looking to improve within your kennel?
  • What registry will the puppies be registered with?
  • Will progeny health testing results be shared with stud owner?
  • In the event of a dual-sire litter, will you DNA test all puppies for parentage prior to going to their new homes?
  • Is this your first litter? If not,
  • When was your first litter born?
  • When did you first start with the breed?
  • What registry do you prefer?
  • Do you belong to a club? if so, which one?

Progesterone Readings – Stage of Estrus – U.S. :

  • Anestrus – 0.9 ng/ml
  • Late Proestrus – 1.9 – 2.5 ng/ml
  • LH Surge – 2.5 – 3.8 ng/ml
  • Ovulation – 3.9 – 7.5 ng/ml
  • Diestrus/Pregnant – 1.9 ng/ml

Dr. Hutch: “The bitch ovulates an immature egg that has to mature for 48 hours before it can be fertilized. The breeding depends on the anticpated life of semen. A natural breeding can be done the day of 5 nanograms, the day after… the life of the semen is going to cover it. The fresh cooled semen should be 48 hours after 5 nanograms. Frozen, we breed 72 hours after 5 nanograms, because frozen semen only lives 12 hours. Slightly later is better than slightly early because you want the egg to be ready to be fertilized. “


Canine Pregnancy Calendar 
This calendar shows you how your dams pregnancy develops. Each “bar” in the time-table stands for a certain event, if you move your mousepointer over a bar (don’t click), a string will be printed in the status bar of your
window and tells you what’s happening.

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