Breeding problems

Last week, we spoke about the actual mechanics of the intercourse between a male dog and a bitch.  We mentioned that after intromission a knot at the base of the penis, called the ‘glandular bulb’, becomes swollen.  This knot, in turn is held in place by constricting muscles of the vagina.  At this point, the dogs are ‘stuck’.

Well, firstly, I should mention that with some very sexually active dogs, both novices in the art of mating as well as those who know exactly what is coming, the knot (Bulbusglandis) at the base of the penis might swell up before insertion.  This would mean that intromission  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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