Dog Breeding

Dog breeding is the practice of mating selected dogs with the intent to maintain or produce specific qualities and characteristics. When dogs reproduce without such human intervention, their offsprings' characteristics are determined by natural selection, while "dog breeding" refers specifically to the artificial selection of dogs, in which dogs are intentionally bred by their owners. A person who intentionally mates dogs to produce puppies is referred to as a dog breeder. Breeding relies on the science of genetics, so the breeder with a knowledge of canine genetics, health, and the intended use for the dogs attempts to breed suitable dogs.

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Canine Reproduction - Dog Breeding - Breeding
... Purebred dog breeding arose in response to jobs for which a specific type of dog was needed, whether hunting, guarding, herding, or other work and were also bred simply for their physical ... such as a soft mouth for retrievers or a herding instinct for sheep dogs ... In order to fix the genetic breed features so that two dogs of the same breed could reproduce themselves, most breeds have historically started with inbreeding ...
Dog Breeding - Genetic Defects
... Some dogs have certain inheritable characteristics that can develop into a disability or disease ... There have been extensive studies of these conditions, commonly sponsored by breed clubs and dog registries, while breed clubs provide information of ... genetic defects, known as certification, into dog’s individual records ...
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... The black-footed ferret is solitary, except when breeding or raising litters ... and primarily hunts for sleeping prairie dogs in their burrows ... occupied a total of 6,178 to 7,413 acres (2,500 to 3,000 ha) of white-tailed prairie dog habitat ...
Pedigree Dogs Exposed - Reaction - Bateson Report
... A peer reviewed independent inquiry into dog breeding, headed by Sir Patrick Bateson and funded by the Kennel Club and Dogs Trust, with support from Defra was released in January 2010 ... Form-driven selective breeding has changed the shape of well-known breeds away from the norm of 50 to 100 years ago by exaggerating specific features considered particularly ... Yet people are passionate about owning and breeding animals which they know and love, even though the animals manifestly exhibit serious health and welfare problems Notwithstanding the motivations of the breeders, the ...

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