Canine reproduction specialists offering fertility services, Huddersfield.

Our desire is to work within a world where our expertise makes a difference.
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Our services

Over 30 years of experience

Progesterone Testing

The most successful time to mate a bitch is two days (48 hours) after she has ovulated, but how do you know when this is?

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Ultrasound Pregnancy Scanning

North West Breeding Services are fully trained and insured canine ultrasound technicians using the very latest veterinary CE certified machinery.

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Frozen Semen

Frozen Semen – storage, insemination and world-wide shipping available working in collaboration with Dinu Catilina DVM Cert AVP MRCVS at Prime Vets, Chesterfield.

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About us

Who are the puppy making experts

North West Breeding Services, previously North West Pet Scanning, was born in 2014 from a love of all things canine and my desire to work within a world where our expertise could make a difference. I realised the experiences both my Husband Steve and I have with dogs, from owning, breeding, showing and judging them could be used to help others.

I worked solo for the first 3 years and when Steve was made redundant he joined me. The business changed name to NWBS and we expanded our service range to include progesterone testing, semen analysis, semen freezing and so on. From a purely mobile range of services, 2020 saw us open our single lab office in Bacup which was quickly extended in 2021 to the two room and reception area clinic we have today. (and Steve still says there isn’t enough space for the two of us!

We have grown from strength to strength over the years and have a massive loyal client base which is added to on a daily basis. We take our clients under our wing and support their breeding journeys, the good and the sad and take pride with them in their successes.

We have made many lovely friendships along the way and with our passion for what we do we are constantly striving to go above and beyond ensuring our services are second to-non. We never stop learning after all.

After recently adding Puppy Natal Class, Packs and Welfare Visits to our service list we are now able to support clients after the birth of their litter and have already helped to save a number of puppies when new breeders have found themselves unsure.

The inclusion of “Puppy Patch” our helpful puppy sales tool for client use, the introduction of Isobel-May Smith our PA and Social Media Manager and a few other ideas in the pipe line for late 2022 we hope our clients are as excited as we are with the way our family business is growing.

We have some fabulous reviews and success stories on our facebook page, and plan to re launch our new blog page "diariesofadogwnkr" so have a read, message or call us if you need any advice or would like to book in with us!

Much Love
Jo Bragger

Areas covered

Pet Breeding Services ​In The North West Of England

Appointments are available 7 days a week from 9.00am-9.00pm.
Please note calls and texts will be answered Monday-Friday from 9.00am-5.00pm and on Saturdays 9.00am-12.00pm (unless by prior arrangement).

Out of hours/emergency appointments available on request. (additional fee may be applicable)

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Very professional service from very down to earth and experienced dog people. Have really appreciated your help and work last week. Very impressed with the knowledge, service and facilities that you have provided. Will be recommending you to my clients and look forward to working together in the future.
Gary Dybdall
Vet at Valentines
Excellent company used for the third time to breed one of our Shitzu's. They were there for us from start to finish.  7 beautiful pups (as scanned ) later and we cant thank them enough . Would highly recommend.
Both Steve and Jo are very professional  and passionate at what they do, always going that one step further to help. Would highly recommend them. Would never use anyone else. 5 out of 5 stars as i cant fault them.
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The blog

The dog w*nk*er

Dog Food Jenga

December 19, 2023

Does it sometimes feel like feeding the dogs is a game? A hard one?

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How much is that doggy in the advert?

May 18, 2020

During post scan discussions, the subject of puppy price is generally raised...

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Puppy love

April 18, 2020

At a time when puppy enquiries are going through the roof and sales are at an all-time high, I started to wonder...

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Frequently asked questions

Where are you based?

North West Breeding Services, New Line, Bacup, OL13 9RX

I've never bred before, I don't know where to start?

Absolutely not a problem! We can happily help from start to finish, Why not book onto one of our breeder mentor appointments? We tailor our advice to be breed specific and can answer any questions you have to ensure you’re confident in the process and expectations of having a litter.

Can you come to us?

Yes! Some of our services are offered on a mobile basis: scanning, microchipping and welfare visits along with others on a one to one basis. Give us a call or send a message and we can discuss.

Are you open weekends?

We do offer weekend appointments on request for an additional fee (unless we’ve specified the weekend as the date to mate or scan). For further advice call or email us.

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