by Sheryl B on 19 July 2018 - 16:07
by Gertrude Besserwisser on 19 July 2018 - 16:07
Hence, if a excellent male has say 30 breedings with different mothers, for example, and the litters are mostly high quality and exhibit his genotype traits, it is fair to assume that the father is prepotenting in bring his genotype.
As to phenotype or temperament, this is questionable. There are those who believe you can breed for temperament but there seems to be far less correlation and proof of this. One frequently hears, "oh the father or the mother did not bite so the puppies will be weak" or visa versa. But this mostly turns out to be wrong...
What a mother does, that is, how she mothers during the first 7 or 8 weeks are extremely important in determining behavior. That is not to say shy puppies are necessarily caused by mothering, but certainly many other behaviors are.
by susie on 19 July 2018 - 19:07
I guess anybody knowledgeable will agree that statistically sire and dam contribute 50% of their genetics to their offspring -
the embrios grow up in maternal, not paternal placenta, and the dam raises the new born puppies...A lot of direct influence.
Whenever I was looking for a new pup I chose a dam, afterwards I asked myself if the potentional sire fits my needs...
by jdiogoc on 19 July 2018 - 21:07
It's true that lots of people go gaga over Male progeny, and Gertrude gave a great reason for why this occurs, but if you talk to more knowledgeable people in the breeding world, you will see that a lot of attention is given to (great) females. There are lots of well known female lines, some of them I believe you could breed them to a duck and she would still have VA sons. If you look around everyone praises Jalmari vom Hühnegrab for example. There are even lots of dogs where their success is generally given to their mother and not father - a recent example is Larry vom Bierstadter Hof.
by old shatterhand on 20 July 2018 - 16:07
by momma on 23 July 2018 - 04:07
by Sunsilver on 23 July 2018 - 07:07
by Sheryl B on 23 July 2018 - 15:07
by kitkat3478 on 25 July 2018 - 15:07
Social Media has turned many into 'easy money breeders' with 99 percent clueless about even what line they are breeding, and more unbelievable is how many "experts" gather in one place to assist the uninformed seeking info and help, and are full of more useless information.
It's the blind leading the blind. I came in clearly blind, and still have much to learn.
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