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T O P I C R E V I E W
Posted - 05/09/2016 : 9:00:27 PM Hi, all.
We're planning ahead for a litter next year and I'm wondering, how many generations back do you believe should be "clean" between the male and female before you can rule out inbreeding? By clean I mean no matching dogs in the family tree. Two generations ("grandparents")? Three? More?
I've looked at a lot of dogs on dogtec.com and am surprised how many have the same dog three of four times.
Thanks for any input.
2 L A T E S T R E P L I E S (Newest First)
Posted - 10/05/2016 : 11:51:45 AM Inbreeding is usually okay if both the parents were outcrosses.
Posted - 09/30/2016 : 2:41:46 PM Nothing wrong with inbreeding every living species on earth is because of inbreeding , its all about selection if an inbred litter did not work its because the wrong pair were selected not because they were inbred .
Every pure breed and performance dog is a by product of inbreeding , its actually the best way to lock in performance traits and lock in the intensity of those traits within the dog , but the caveat is all selection and a deep knowledge in traits , prepotency and the tendencies of nature to always aim for the average of the dogs ancestral tree .
As an example here in Australia during the late 1800s , there were 4 European foxes released for the pleasure of English settlers wanting to hunt foxes with hounds like they did back home . Today there is an estimated 5 million foxes in the wild , now think about it , thats some serious inbreeding .