Hi Dr Fontaine
We have planned to breed a 2 year old virgin bitch in the US using frozen semen from a long- deceased stud dog. The semen being irreplaceable and of significant value to our breeding program- we want to ensure optimum chance of a viable breeding.
The bitch is experiencing irregular progesterone levels - patterns that rise then fall the rise again yet to reach optimum breeding levels. We have pretty much decided not to breed her this time and wait until the next time she comes into season. Her cycles are regular ar 6 months.
Your advice and thoughts on this would be much appreciated