American Eskimo Dog > Why are Eskies So Inbred? (3 replies)
Why are Eskies So Inbred?
by gsdlova on 28 March 2009 - 14:26
|I've noticed in many pedigrees that most Ekies are highly inbred or linebred. Why is this? Are there any lines of Standard variety Eskimos that have very little linebreeding/inbreeding? TiA|
by eskie1 on 13 May 2009 - 17:39
|Can you elaborate a bit on what you mean? Most Eskie pedigree will have some linebreeding, but most have some very distant genetic linebreeding, and many have some outcrossed pedigrees. Great subject!!|
by gsdlova on 06 August 2009 - 22:47
|Well, conformation Ekies especially tend to have more inbreeding, like this dog here: http://www.pedigreedatabase.com/dogs/american_eskimo_dog/pedigree/711780.html Personally, I think closer than 4-3 or 3-4 is a little risky, as not only do the puppies get the desired qualities, but undesired qualities too. It could be a health problem, a structure/conformation problem, or a temperment problem, but if that common ancestor carries the genes to produce a particular undesired trait, some or all of the puppies may inherit it, whether the individual puppy expresses that trait or not is up to mother nature, I suppose. |
Sure there are Eskies with outcrossing or with "alternative" ancestors (alternative as in, not the dog every breeder is using in their program, but a different dog with just as nice traits & qualities, just different ancestors), but they're not as easy to find in my opinion.
by Nordic Whispers American Eskimos on 17 September 2009 - 03:24
|The dog you pointed out was a Brackett's Formula breeding. A type of line breeding. http://breedingbetterdogs.com/articles/bracketts_fomula.html |
Yes, with line breeding you concentrate desired qualities as well as undesireable qualities but until you know the genetics of a particular line the breeder might be working with, how can you say whether it has been unsuccessful or for that matter, successful. Most reputable Eskie breeders give a lot of thought to their pedigrees and working with the good and bad and when to outcross.