Border Collie Questions

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Border Collie Questions

A Visitor asked the following question on 1/2/2008
What effect will inbreeding have on the pups. Is there anything to look for. What do most people do in this situation?

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1/18/09 It depends, close inbreeding is very risky and should only be done by a breeder who knows exactly what he/she is doing and has a really good reason for doing it. Things can go very wrong and the breeder must be prepared to take the chance, and be knowledgeable to make the right decisions as well as back up those decisions for the life of each and everyone of those puppies produced. If you are looking at a pup and it looks line bred/inbred ask the breeder why it was done, what was he/she trying to fix/create in the line that effected the breeding choice. Sometimes line breeding's create the best dogs one has seen, and other times it creates drastic problems. If it is a breeder that seems to know what they are doing you may have a really good dog come of it so don't let that always be a negative thing when looking for a puppy! Laura K.
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