I am looking at a dog to purchase and just noticed that his sire is the son of his mother. This seems a little to close of a breeding to me. What do you guys think? Is this a common practice? If you PM me I will give you the dogs name so you can look at his pedigree.
Some lines are healthy enough to get away with it, but if it's a breeding with no health/temperament checks, and the dogs are mediocre, than they could be loaded with genetic defects.
The person either studied their butt off to learn all the dogs faults & weaknesses in the background, which you would need only study a few generations cause of the close breeding, or the person is counting on "The luck of the draw!"
I do not think you should have posted this if you are not gonna be upfront with the pedigree..We are all adults here..Evidentually you know it is a DANGEROUS situation or you would not ask.
Use your OWN intuition.
OR share on the board the pedigree.. I do not wish to pm something and she said he said..PUT it out in the open...IT is not a disgrace...GOOD breeding has been done this way..Just DEPENDS....not the diaper......
JUST DEPENDS on what GSD it is and what lineage it comes from...NO ONE CAN ANSWER a BLANKET QUESTION on this one.