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Breeding a Dog with an Allergy?

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Would you do it or is it unethical/wrong/detrimental to the breed? Would you continue to train the dog or seek another prospect?
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My show/field chocolate female only had a summer ear infection yearly as a younger dog. She has so many other nice qualities, and I had a waiting list for puppies, so I bred her. She had six females. Out of six puppies, 2 developed skin allergies (one of them the pick female I kept). That was enough for me to spay the dam, and retire her from breeding. She has now since developed severe allergies as she has grown older.

Possibly, a different outcome with another sire, but I opted to not take a chance.
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