Inbreeding

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The close breeding of family members to fix or accentuate a particular trait or characteristic…





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  1. that makes more sense now, thanks Anita….and of course exactly the same definition applies to horse breeding..so what is "continuous in-line breeding"?

  2. Inbreeding and linebreeding are NOT the same. inbreeding is breeding two very closely related dogs, mother-son, father-son, brother and sister. Linebreeding is breeding two dogs that share relatives several generations back, but DO NOT share the same mother, father or grandparents. Therefore, breeding a male dog and a female dog that share a great-great-great grandfather would be considered linebreeding.

  3. inbreeding!!!

  4. calling all you experts…is inbreeding spelt in-breeding or inbreeding? and is it the same as continuous inline breeding? its not a quiz – we need to check!

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