Gamprs hiking, Photo Rohona Mayer
AGCA offers Breeding Analysis as a free service for Members with Registered Gamprs.
Using the pedigree information in our database, we can show you how much each ancestor is represented by percentage and what the Inbreeding Coefficient would be for a potential breeding.
Linebreeding has it's respective place in breeding but it must be done very, very carefully as to not introduce genetic illnesses in the offspring. Recessive genetic variants only have adverse health effects when an individual carries two defective copies of a gene. For example, If a sire carries just one defective copy of an illness, he will not be affected himself and nor will his puppies. However, if his grand-puppies and great grand-puppies are mated with one other later, the defect may become common and affected puppies produced.
When breeding within a small population of dogs it is important to be aware of related ancestors and to use available tools to rule out breeding two dogs who are single (or double, or affected) carriers. The first step in planning a potential breeding is to check relatedness by requesting a Breeding Analysis by completing the form below.