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Saturday, November 11, 2017


DOG BREEDING TECHNIQUES.Although there is no absolute best way of breeding, there is a breeding style that is more suitable at a certain time for a certain goal that you have. The following are breeding techniques of note; 1) Linebreeding incorporates and passes on specific traits on a continuous basis to the next generations. 2)Inbreeding will set those characteristics and traits in stone by increasing homozygosity of recessive genes to uniformize litters. 3)Back-breeding is a form of inbreeding where one dog mates with another dog to then mate with the strongest from that litter. 4) Outcrossing introduces new characteristics in your bloodline that will then have to be improved and reinforced. 5)Grading up allows you to start with an average stock and gradually improve your dogs by bringing quality external blood. 6) Outbreeding is mainly used to breed hybrid dogs and crosses such as Labradoodle, Cockapoo, and so on Having a deep understanding of your program, your dogs and their characteristics is crucial so you can then use the most appropriate breeding styles to see improvements over the very next generations. A reputable dog breeder never breeds two dogs because of intuition. Instead, it is a long period filled with studies of dozens and dozens of bloodlines and pedigrees of potential matches. Pedigree analysis means the thorough research of the ancestors of a given dog in order to establish their weaknesses, strengths, and whether or not we can spot a pattern or repetition of desirable or undesirable traits and characteristics. Because we don’t have access to the potential matches’ genome, we must study each dog’s ancestors one by one and go back to as many generations as possible. Some traits are recessive and can be carried over each generation without showing. If you only study one generation, you can be tricked; but if you study ten generations, you will see the defect or pattern at some point. DNA screening tests have helped breeders breed defects out of the breed way more easily than in the past.

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