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I agree. All three of my dogs have been mutts (various mixes of German shepherd, Labrador retriever, Samoyed, Siberian husky, and Alaskan husky). As a boy, I had originally wanted a pedigreed dog, but I soon came to realize that mixing is so much better than pure-breeding, because it helps prevent inbreeding depression. I also realized that primitive and sporting dogs are healthier than more altered forms, which can have many disorders and deformities.
It was much later that people started breeding for appearance alone. It is particularly sick and ridiculous that people wouldn’t care about the suffering of their animal providing it was cute. The way I hear a lot of KC members go on about how much “better” pedigree dogs are than mutts is, quite frankly, deluded. It wouldn’t be acceptable to treat any humans like this, it is very arrogant of us to feel we can subject other creatures to such torture.
Pedigree Analysis | Breeding Better Dogs
READING PEDIGREES, A LOST ART IN DOG BREEDING?
After buying a national winning bitch, a breeder wonders why the bitch fails to produce quality offspring. She doesn’t understand her bitch is not the only ingredient in her recipe for success. Throwing time and money away, she blames the bitch. In all actuality; it is her lack of knowledge regarding her breeding program that is at fault. Breeding her bitch to currently winning dogs without giving a thought to health, pedigree, or cross faulting, she puzzles as to why others accomplish what she can not.The importance of having a knowledgeable AND objective mentor in the breed can’t be stressed enough. Depending on which bloodline the pedigree represents, your mentor may be a bit biased. It’s human nature. The important thing when selecting a mentor to help you sort out a particular pedigree is: Has your potential mentor actually seen the first 6 dogs on the pedigree and hopefully, some of the siblings?It’s a fast paced world out there and increasingly, everyone is or wants to be in the express lane. As you may have noticed, that can lead to pileups. If you're too busy to study a stud dog's pedigree and learning basic genetics seems like a waste of time, well, your "breeding program" is headed towards a fatal crash.Hang on though, before you run into that pedigree pileup, you need to know there’s a little glitch in the above statement. More so today than ever before, most so-called line breedings occur as a matter of economy or convenience, not due to study of the genetics involved. A dog repeated in the pedigree can be bad news. It’s up to you to ferret out the concentrated dog’s quality before getting excited about a “line-bred” pedigree.