Stud Services

Rose City Veterinary Hospital’s reproduction department was established in 1995 by Dana Bleifer, DVM, and we’ve been a trusted and respected source for breeding ever since. We offer our clients the expertise to breed canines safety and efficiently across America.

How it Works

Shipping bitches or stud dogs can not only be a costly and frustrating process but can cause stress to the bitch or stud which can affect reproductive cycle or semen quality. Using chilled or frozen semen makes it possible to successfully breed your bitch to a stud anywhere in the country or even around the world. Rose City Veterinary Hospital is a full-service canine semen bank with freezing, storing and shipping services. Frozen semen also makes it possible to breed dogs long beyond their lifetime.

Once frozen, semen can be stored indefinitely in liquid nitrogen. Storage tanks require no electricity and are therefore not affected by power outages. We can ship semen in a small liquid nitrogen tank via FedEx to locations all over the world.
Thank you for choosing Rose City Veterinary Hospital. We hope that our web site can assist you in answering some common questions regarding semen freezing requirements.

Rose City Veterinary Hospital offers convenient online forms to fill out for the domestic shipment of both chilled and frozen canine semen.
Chilled Semen ShipmentFrozen Semen Shipment

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to do to collect semen on my stud dog?

That’s an easy one! Just call one of our offices at the numbers listed below and we can make you an appointment.

What will I need to bring to my appointment?

You will need to bring the following:

  1. You are required to bring your AKC or other registration papers verifying that you are a current owner of the stud. (for unregistered dogs this does not apply)
  2. You will need a copy of your DNA Profile, or we can collect the DNA sample and send it in for an additional $50.
  3. Please print out a copy of the You can read this and fill it out prior to your appointment in order to save time. Semen will not be collected without a signed contract.
  4. You will need a current Brucellosis test.

What if I want to send my stud with an agent for collection?

Please provide that person with all the items above and payment. Please note that the semen contract MUST be signed by the STUD DOG OWNER. The semen will be collected and stored in Stud owners’ name.

Can I let someone else collect my stud and let them own the semen?

Yes and No. Semen Ownership can be transferred to persons, not listed as an owner on the registration papers, by completing a Semen Usage Form signed by the owners listed on the registration papers. The semen will need to first be registered to the stud dog owner and then transferred to the new owner.

Is there a cost for annual semen storage?

For 2012, the annual storage fees are $75.00 per year.

How do I arrange to ship my frozen semen?

Frozen semen shipping should be planned ahead of time. Please remember that there are a limited number of shipping tanks available for use.


Planning ahead is always the best plan. First, you will need to fill out a Semen Usage Form and a Frozen Semen Shipping Form. FAX the completed forms to the office at 626-796-9251 Attn: Reproduction Assistant Please call and speak with one of our reproduction assistants for semen transfers or shipping at 626-796-8387. You can also email at (e-mail is not checked daily for this account). There are substantial additional fees for rushed semen shipments, $100 for less than 48 hours and $200 for less than 24 hours. There is no guarantee that we will have a shipping tank available. However, we will do our best to accommodate all requests.