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Thread: Lineage Crosses

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    Default Lineage Crosses

    Looking at a litter where the lineage crosses. The puppies have the same great grand father on the maternal side for both parents. Does this raise any red flags or is there a standard on how far removed the lineage should be?

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    Default lineage cross

    If the parents and grandparents on both sides did not have any noticeable problems or known genetic defects I would consider a pup if they offered what I wanted in a gun dog.

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    It's not a problem unless there is a problem with the dog that shows up more than once. Linebreeding can be a very useful tool to increase consistency in a litter. I have a pup that is from a half brother/sister breeding and another that has Hillhavens Hustler show up 7 times in 5 generations. It doesn't mean you will have 2 headed puppies born, but it does increase the chance of both good and bad traits showing up. That is one reason health testing is important. If it's a lab pup, I would make sure both parents have had all the tests done. That would include hips, eyes, cnm, pra and eic.
    Last edited by JeremyS; 01-15-2016 at 04:52 AM.

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    Thanks JeremyS...The hips are good and excellent, clear on all the test for both sire and dame. I'll most likely move forward with this pairing.

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    No problem. Good luck with your new pup! Sounds like you will be getting a good one.

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