Stella, my answer was somewhat hypothetical..not carved in stone of each quality, just like you have a good idea of colors but not that you will definitely get each of the possibilities. I do know my breeder matches them up for certain qualities (beauty and temperament), and if she has a dog with undesirable qualities, she will not breed them. One example is my Ava's underbite...she was originally kept for show and breeding, but when she developed the underbite she did not want to pass it on and sold her as a pet (so happy she developed that bite
). A good breeder knows what they WANT to produce and work toward that. Often times line-breeding produces these qualities or that is how I understood it when she explained it to me.
When I first saw their pedigree I thought inbreeding
....but it has been confirmed it is only line-breeding and fine.
I understand the point of line breeding. Although my Heidi is a rescue, she is a line bred dog with a very respectable pedigree. Everybody can tell that Heidi is a line bred dog of Palm Hill's Krugerand "Randy" way before we found out about her pedigree. And Heidi agrees with the description of "Randy" very much.
My question is where is the line between inbreeding and line-breeding? How far is too far? As everybody knows, breeding close relatives can amplify recessive genetic traits, including undesirable traits.
Debbie, I disagree with you that the breeder always know what they are going to produce. After all, I am not saying that there is right or wrong. They do make mistakes. Some are very honorable and learn from it.
I assume that most people would call breeding a sire to a daughter will be inbreeding. But why is breeding a grand sire not inbreeding?