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 Post subject: Reading a Pedigree
PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 3:22 pm 
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A pedigree of a potential puppy purchase has the grandfather on the dams side is the same as the great great grandfather on the sires side. Is this a red flag or is it acceptable. I think it may be either inbreeding or line breeding. Should this stop me from proceeding on a purchase of the pup? Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Reading a Pedigree
PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 12:04 pm 
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I have a dog with many issues, stud dog as well, failed eye test at 4 years old, great temperament and looks. His daughter failed eye test at the exact same age after winning a major show so if any problems in the line they will surely show up sooner or later. He's at the vets on Monday to remove his last 10 teeth, I fear this will be his last operation he will tolerate, I wouldn't like to guess how many puppies of his are floating around but I know there are some in Japan he has been bred with the best worldwide.


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 Post subject: Re: Reading a Pedigree
PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:48 am 
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That breeding is considered a very loose linebreeding. Since I haven't seen the pedigree itself, I can't be 100% sure, but I imagine that the COI (coefficient of inbreeding) is extremely low on this puppy and there should be no more problems than in any other puppy, unless there is some significant health issue with that grandfather. I would not hesitate purchase this puppy based upon this issue alone.


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 Post subject: Re: Reading a Pedigree
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I agree with Gale. Linebreeding is an acceptable method of maintaining certain traits in a pedigree.

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 Post subject: Re: Reading a Pedigree
PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:14 am 
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Unless the grandfather had issues, I wouldn't be alarmed. But I guess it's a matter of following your gut feeling. If you really like the puppy, his/her lineage shouldn't stop you.


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