Craigieburn Animal Hospital

9 Craigieburn Road
Craigieburn, VA 3064

(03) 9305-5855

Greyhound Reproduction

Greyhound breeding techniques have changed dramatically over the last few decades. In the past it was believed that natural mating on the 14th day of the bitch’s cycle was the only way to attempt breeding, and that methodologies such as artificial insemination, utilising chilled or frozen semen, and ovulating timing could not yield expected results.

These days the process is much more scientific. The benefit of using frozen semen is the ability to plan the mating. Progesterone levels are tested and closely monitored identifying the optimum time to inseminate, and resulting in exceptional success rates.

Our highly qualified veterinarians and specialist nurses have many years of success with surgical implantation of frozen semen, and can advise on our semen storage and evaluation facilities.

Some of the recent history and developments in greyhound reproduction has been collated and makes interesting reading in the following pages.greyhound dog

Current Issues for Greyhound Breeders:

Greyhound racing sport participants are reminded that the minimum vaccination requirements for greyhounds changed under National Rules amendments which came into force in Victoria on 1 December 2015.Further information: 

Information is also available at GRV Greyhound Care + Standards website: