Breeding problems


The actual mating act
(the tie)

The process whereby the male dog introduces his penis into the bitch’s vagina and then gets ‘stuck’ is called the ‘Tie’.

There are a few actual physical (anatomical) differences in the sex related organs of humans and dogs; for one thing, the human has seminal vesicles (above the prostate gland) which can actually store sperm cells.  In the case of the dog, sperm flows directly into the tube (urethra) that leads to the penis.

I want to say a few words about this prostate gland. First of all, male humans and dogs have a prostate gland.  The function of this gland is to (i) wash out and sanitise the urethra, (ii) neutralize the acidity of vaginal secretions, and (iii) help propel sperm into the uterus.  In humans, the ejaculate mixes with prostate secretions.  In dogs, the …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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