Many kennels especially in UK, do not accept breeding without natural lock as a healthy practice.In India firstly, KCI has not apprved it yet,2ndly,many breeders really believe that even assisted insemination does
lead to C-sect.In my kennel all matings are assisted matings,i.e. to say no physical contact between mates.
More of convenience ,also gives opportunity to to take a peep at motality of semen,and more than one bitch
can be inseminated at the same time with the same dog.I had lot of C-sect cases before even with natural
matings,it is only after the K9relish dog food, things hv changed for better.But nothing has changed due to
assisted matings.If at all, a few times at the first mating itself sperm motality problem was noticed,and corrective action like changing the stud,medication of stud for subsequent matings could be undertaken.
Did not find any difference in the conception rates.
Yet what bugs me is it is quite likely that we may be promoting a dog to breed unable to breed naturally,
and in nature his genes would hv perished.It is very similar to C-sect born offspring.That can be another
topic to discuss.