German Shepherd Stud Service

Welcome to Kappel Kennel, where we offer comprehensive German Shepherd stud services to ensure successful breeding outcomes for your bitch. Our commitment is to facilitate the birth of healthy, robust litters by emphasizing precise timing and thorough testing protocols.

Prior to proceeding with breeding, it’s imperative to complete all necessary paperwork. This includes providing copies of the registration certificate, pedigree, and hip certification or preliminary screening conducted by your veterinarian. Additionally, copies of all required lab tests provided by your veterinarian should be sent to us via email at KappelGSD@Gmail.com.

Initiating the process requires prompt contact with us on the first day of your female’s season. We will guide you through the necessary steps to optimize the breeding process for the best possible outcome.

German Shepherd Stud Service Requirements


Cervical Culture with Microplasma & Sensitivity: This test is essential to ensure that the bitch is free of harmful bacteria, particularly Mycoplasma, which can affect fertility and reproductive health.

Canine Brucellosis Screening: Screening for Brucellosis is vital to detect any potential reproductive issues that may impact breeding success.

Progesterone Timing: Precise timing of insemination is crucial for maximizing the chances of conception. Our progesterone timing chart guides when to perform tests and when to breed.

Our progesterone timing chart outlines the recommended testing schedule based on progesterone levels throughout the bitch’s heat cycle. We recommend starting testing around day 5 to 7 of the season and adjusting the frequency of testing based on progesterone levels.

– Below 1.0 ng/ml: No ovarian activity; test every 3 or 4 days.

– 1.0 to 2.0 ng/ml: Rise indicates active ovary; test in 2 to 3 days.

– 2.0 to 4.9 ng/ml: Active ovary; test every 24 hours until ovulation.

– 5.0 ng/ml: Ovulation; breed in 2 to 3 days.

– 6 to 11 ng/ml: Breed in 1 to 2 days.

– 11 to 19 ng/ml: Breed today.

– Over 19 ng/ml: Breed immediately if vaginal smear is OK and bitch is still receptive (considered LATE).

Please note that timely results are essential for effective progesterone timing. We recommend using reputable veterinary labs such as Idexx Veterinary Reference Labs, which offer excellent service and timely results.

For those considering alternative breeding methods such as fresh-chilled or frozen semen, we offer specialized services tailored to your specific needs. However, please be aware that the same testing protocols may not apply in these cases.

Fees for German Shepherd stud services are paid for the use of our stud dogs and do not guarantee puppies. However, we offer one return service if conception is unsuccessful, and substitutions of females are permitted with prior notification.

At Kappel Kennel, we are dedicated to ensuring the success of your breeding endeavors. Contact us today to learn more about our German Shepherd stud services and how we can assist you in achieving your breeding goals.