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 Jenvy
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"I have a question about vaginal strictures.

Is this a genetic issue? Would you include a bitch with a vaginal stricture in your breeding program? Would you include any puppies out of a bitch with a vaginal stricture in your breeding program?

Would you breed a bitch with a vaginal stricture to a dog whose dam had a vaginal stricture?

What about breeding a dog and bitch with each of their dams having had vaginal strictures?

Any thoughts would be appreciated."
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"I have a question about vaginal strictures.

Is this a genetic issue? Would you include a bitch with a vaginal stricture in your breeding program? Would you include any puppies out of a bitch with a vaginal stricture in your breeding program?


I feel that in most cases, it is a genetic issue. I personally know of several generations of Siberian Husky bitches from the same line that have a very high incidence of vaginal strictures. After AI'ing two generations, the breeder finally stopped breeding from that line and went to bitches that could breed naturally.

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Would you breed a bitch with a vaginal stricture to a dog whose dam had a vaginal stricture?


I most likely would not breed a bitch with a stricture, period.... and especially not to a line known to have strictures also. That is just asking for trouble. I figure that nature knows much better than I do which dogs should reproduce. A stricture would cause the dog to not be able to breed in the wild, and/or cause whelping problems, none of which I want in my program. I wouldn't consider it worth it to chance that sort of thing. I consider strictures to be a health issue and not one that I would want to deal with in a breeding dog.

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What about breeding a dog and bitch with each of their dams having had vaginal strictures?

Definitely not. Again, that is just asking for trouble, and taking a chance of putting health problems into my lines is really not worth it, no matter how "nice" the dogs may be otherwise. Like I said before, I consider it a genetic health problem, as well as a potentially life-threatening one if the bitch were to experience whelping problems and stuff. The way I see it, there are plenty of nice, healthy dogs in every breed that those with health or fertility problems do not need to have their genes carried on.


Any thoughts would be appreciated."

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