|Posted by LEE BOOTH on December 17, 2010 at 2:13 PM|
Linebreeding is a method that breeders will use to improve upon and try to eliminate structural and health problems from their dogs.
Many show dog breeders seem to know the dangers of line breeding dogs, and in fact, hotly defend the practice.Motivated by trying to produce the perfect dog that conforms exactly to the associated breed standards, such breeders deliberately breed outstanding show animals back to their close relatives in order to both stabilize and stamp their line with its special characteristics.
But Some people feel that line bred animals are more prone to not only genetic defects, but also poor reproductive performance, have smaller litters and are simply not as robust and long-lived as out-bred animals.
In my opinion dogs should have proper genetic health tests done, and the breeder should be familiar with the bloodlines and know what health issues and faults are in the lines,linebreeding can be a useful tool to breed away from health issues if its done right.
How do you feel about this highly debated topic?
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