opinions on inbreeding- I think it is ok if you know what you are doing and responsible to deal with the outcome, when desiring to strenghen a trait in a line so it is produced again. obviously keeping away from the bad effects as much as possible.
I think inbreeding should only be done when the person doing it has considered very carefully all possible likelyhoods. Obviously nature doesnt always play by the rules but open eyes and open minds are crucial
well csbrno .. has a real point..! it depends on the all the dogs in the recent past & wot you want to bring to the fore...if its been done in grandparents or parents then in my opinion its a defo No.. no.. but i feel it can be helpfull in certan conditions & inprove the the line ....but it has to be well thought out & planned i know someone who has done a close breeding & it has worked extreamly well ..& produced some exceptional dogs ... but it dont always work out like this ......?
Post by crazyhorse on Mar 29, 2010 15:53:51 GMT -5
spot on jj i like to describe it as putting your strain under a very powerfull microscope , it magnifies the lot , good can be great but bad can be disaster, best left to the most knowledgable only imo
I agree inbreeding should only be attempted by those who have a clear understanding of genetics, reccesive genes etc..its a good way to try and tighten up and lock in desired traits, genotype and also Phenotype if that is your goal but sure as chite you will bring any crap up to the surface also..you have to be prepared to cull hard and most wont regardless of what they say..but if you really want to know whats behind your dogs thats the quickest way to do it..bottom line of inbreeding it has to be in there to come through..whether bad or good... Deb