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Animal Hospital of Woodstock

Pre-Breeding/ First Visit

What should I bring on my first visit?

Prior to breeding, it is important to determine if your stud dog or bitch is a good candidate to either sire or carry a litter.  On your first visit, your dog will receive a comprehensive physical exam to assess his/her health. This visit allows our team to familiarize themselves with your program and goals, discuss our practice, review protocols, and prepare you and your pet for the breeding journey – whether this cycle, or later in the life of your dog.

Please provide the following information prior to your first visit:

  • Copy of registration certificate (AKC, UKC, etc.)

  • Most recent brucellosis test (if already done)

  • Copy of DNA (if already done)

  • Any recent bloodwork from the past 12 months (including progesterone for females)

  • Medical records if any recent or chronic problems

  • Vaccination records

**Please fill out the appropriate form for your first visit and e-mail the completed form prior to the appointment.**

Female:  Bitch History for Reproductive Evaluation FORM #11

Male:  Male Dog History for Reproductive Evaluation FORM #12

All information should be e-mailed prior to the appointment to: [email protected].

Every breed has problems of one kind or another.  We can help you screen for these diseases to be sure that your female or male doesn't pass them on to the next generation. Your dog’s breed and parent club determine which tests will benefit your breeding program. Examples of some of the additional tests include:  

  • Patellar evaluation

  • Hip radiographs (x-rays – OFA or PennHIP)

  • Elbow radiographs (x-rays)

  • Tracheal radiographs (x-rays)

  • Spinal radiographs (x-rays)

  • Genetic blood testing

  • Holter monitoring

  • Echocardiography

  • Eye evaluation

  • BAER Testing

If you are unsure which tests are recommended for your dog’s breed, please see the AKC’s Canine Health Information Center.