We at Sirius Canine Fertility, Inc. have become a major hub for canine frozen semen imports and exports. Our experienced staff works with veterinarians across the United States and Canada to ensure your international shipments are handled properly and will pass easily through customs at the point of entry.
Sirius has been the leader and gold standard in the export business. Bridgett started the export part of this company in the year 2001 and is still the export coordinator.
Our job is to make the import/export process as easy as possible for the importer and the exporter. We work with all semen-freezing methods and companies. Straw methods, or pelleted methods, we work with all of them! We prepare the health and import documents and assist the importer to obtain required permits or licenses. We work with USDA to ensure that all requirements are met.
In many cases, we can arrange a group shipment for your semen in order to significantly reduce the shipping costs. Solo exports can be arranged if necessary. Australia is our most popular import/export country and we are typically sending groups every 4-6 weeks. The tank is then returned with semen being imported to into the US, further reducing costs to our clients.
We have routine, monthly tanks going to Germany as well. In many cases, the Germany route can service many other countries in Europe. We can make contacts and ensure we can find the most cost-effective and easiest route for your shipment. For most European countries, Germany, NZ, and the UK we have group shipments every 8-10 weeks.
We take pride in our Customer Service, and it shows! We do work primarily through emails for our export work, as we have a very high volume of requests, and we simply cannot return every call in a timely manner. We will respond to your email very quickly and we can accommodate emergency shipments as well to most countries, if possible, with their customs.
Fees for exports will vary depending on the number of clients sharing the shipment, and the country of export. Please email our export dept for costs and information for your country of export.
For all exports, we do require a deposit to begin the process. Upon contact, you will be sent our export questionnaire so we can obtain all the information we need to ensure the shipment is possible. You will also be sent an invoice for the deposit. Most export deposits are 500 USD and are applied to the total cost of the export, on the final invoice. If the export does not proceed, any portion of the deposit not used will be returned. We do bill by the hour for export work when the export does not proceed.
The US currently has no restrictions on the import of canine semen. If enough time is allowed, we can often import semen with our tanks being returned from our group exports. AKC requires that all dogs collected for export must have AKC DNA. A semen collection report, 3-generation pedigree, and a transfer of ownership to the importer should accompany the shipment, as they are also required by AKC.
Sirius Canine Fertility, Inc can provide forms and DNA swabs upon request. If these documents are provided, Sirius Canine Fertility, Inc will register the semen in your name with the AKC as part of our import services.
- Fees: Import fees are based on the costs involved. If the semen is returned in our tank from one of our importing countries, the cost for shipping, customs fees, tank rental, and prep are shared between all importing and exporting parties. Once we have your details, we will provide an estimate. Most imports are 300 USD for the brokerage fees on our end, plus any shared shipping, tank rental, or additional customs fees.
We normally ship via Federal Express. Occasionally it is necessary to ship via air cargo. In that case, a broker may be required at the receiving end. We will, in most cases, provide the broker information.
Stud fee arrangements are to be made between the importer and exporter before the shipment takes place. These fees are not included in Sirius Canine Fertility, Inc quotes. Payment to the receiving storage facility is usually arranged directly with that facility.
Please plan ahead for your shipment, in most cases, neither exports nor imports can be rushed. Many countries require that vaccine programs and laboratory testing be completed within a specific time frame and often a post-collection exam is required 2-6 weeks following the collection. A few countries require quarantine of the semen and re-examination of the donor dog as much as 6 months following the collection.
You must contact our export office prior to vaccinations and blood sampling.
Each country has requirements that may include vaccines and blood sampling carried out in a certain time frame. Testing for c. brucellosis and leptospirosis is often required and the method and dilution protocol can be very different from country to country. Incorrect testing or vaccine protocol may result in a non-qualifying situation.
Do not vaccinate your dog in preparation for exports with rabies or lepto vaccines before contacting us.
Most countries require the stud dog to be microchipped as the form of identification. Most foreign registries and agricultural departments do not accept DNA or registry numbers as the ID. The donor dog will need to have a microchip implanted before collection. The dog’s microchip should be scanned at the time of vaccination, blood sampling, and collection, and the microchip number must be present on all documents including lab reports, rabies or lepto vaccine certificates and health documents.
The importer is responsible for contacting the agricultural department in their country of import for current requirements and import permits. (For Australia, UK, and some other countries, the import permit will be supplied.)
While we will try to accommodate emergency shipments, the requirements of the importing country must be met. Delays in customs and back-logs at USDA are not unusual and are not within our control.
If you have questions or are planning to export or import, please email us with your details and we will get back to you with pricing and information as soon as possible. We do work strictly through email for our importing/exporting services due to the extremely high volume of clients we are working with at any given time. We promise to return your email in a timely manner.
It will be our pleasure to help you with your next export or import and we always welcome pictures of the resulting litters!
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We are very proud of our level of expertise, reputation and customer service here at Sirius Canine Fertility, Inc . Here is what some of our clients are saying about us…
“Bridgett’s expertise was invaluable to me when I was importing frozen semen from overseas. Working with her turned an extremely confusing, stressful process into a relatively easy one. She was very responsive in answering all my questions, and I appreciated her attention to detail from beginning to end. I recommend her highly, and would not hesitate to work with her again in the future.” ~ Christine Hsu, California
“Hi Bridgett, I’m sending along a few pictures of the pups you made possible with your efforts shipping semen from Michigan to New Zeeland. The fourth photo is my favorite. The others are also sweet. The female in the litter is doing well in the show world over that way and Raewyn is having a good time with it. Thanks again.” ~ Denise, Michigan
“We are so excited to say that the girl in Japan is pregnant!! It actually worked!! Six puppies are seen on ultrasound. It brings tears to my eyes as I lost my dear boy last December at almost 14 years of age. Another thing to say is that “Riff Raff” was one of the first recorded DM clear grand champion studs. So in addition to beautiful type, he helped and is continuing to help bring a healthier dog into the world. Thank you so much for helping to bring a new generation of beautiful purposely bred dogs.” ~ Ellen, California
“They are just so nice. We did a semen import and they took care of everything. Coordinated with the International vet and received the shipment. Artificially inseminated that day. Great to work with and nice people who know dogs.” – Robin, California
“Bridgett and crew are awesome! They took care of everything to export semen to the UK.”..…“Having never been through this process before I cannot recommend bridgett and team more highly…. they went above and beyond to enable my shipment to take place. Everything was put in place making this journey thoroughly enjoyable not to mention exciting!! Obviously none of this would be possible without Traci whom I cannot thank enough for allowing us this exciting opportunity 🐾❤” –Traci, Iowa & Carly, UK