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    Quote Originally Posted by 2tall View Post
    Where is the line between inbred and line bred? I thought a lot of it was due to the small size of the pool for performance dogs. ie, if someone gets a top title, that dog is bred a lot so not surprising that it shows up in many pedigrees, more than once. I have one with 2 different dogs that appear 3 times each in the first 3 generations, (if I'm reading this right). Seems pretty close to me.
    If your dog or a littermate is in K9data.com, there may be a calculation for coefficient of inbreeding.

    Good article on inbreeding and line breeding.
    http://davidcavill.wordpress.com/200...line-breeding/

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2tall View Post
    Where is the line between inbred and line bred? .
    i think they always say:

    if the pups turn out good, they were line bred.

    if the pups turn out bad, inbred.
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    Go for a complete "out-cross for hybrid vigor" - Delmar Smith

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    IF you spend any time at gooddog info and follow up on the research, in the back ground of even of what looks like a real out cross in the first 4 generations, lurking in the background is enough of the "good old stuff" that dog will spring forward into the realm of a higher percentage already there in the first 3 generations. as is the case of the 33%, of influence on the litter as I discussed previously. Some foundation bitch lines are so strong this way, they over power a "looser" bred stud pedigree filled with performance greatness. In fact the strong bitch line is what allow a stud to be more of a proponent of passing on his genes. Some lines nix better together than others. Carbon heritage is good one to do a case study on.

    Interesting enough, if you look you will see % ratios that explain the phenotypical characteristics that produce the characters that land up in the retriever hall of fame. Or not. Interviewing oldtimers who saw the old dogs run, Code Blue, Soupy, Carbon, Super Powder, etc helped too.
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    IMO the pups MUST be at least 3 generations from the common dog to be a good line breeding.
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    Thank you everyone for you replies and those that also emailed me. I have a better understanding.

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