Dachshund Questions

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Dachshund Questions

A Visitor asked the following question on 4/11/2006
Is it possible to breed two siblings? And if so what are the repercussions?

Date Reply Member
4/17/06 Birth Defects. WELLS
Wishing Wells Dachshunds
Crystal's Dachshund Crossing
5/3/06 Just plain EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW. Katherine
Lexis Doxies
5/15/06 If they are two outstanding specimens in every way, you will get exactly what is in the genetic roll of the dice, intensified. What are the odds of two perfect specimens, however? Show breeders intensively line breed to bring out what they know is in the genetic mix, but you must know your bloodlines inside and out. It is not for the inexperienced at all. Most experienced breeders do not do a full sibling cross, but half sibling crosses are very common, if each dog has something to offer to the breed, you are not doubling up on faults, and you know you are trying to set a type. Read some books on genetics before you condemn close breeding, folks. If there are faults lurking in the bloodline, you will certainly reveal them through close breeding. Outcrossing, however, brings in new problems that will not be eliminated until you go back to closer breeding and select carefully against these faults. You get what is in the genes, and inbreeding is only bad if there are bad genes to begin wi Kristin
N/A...no kennel...quality breeding program smooth standards