German Shepherd Dog Questions

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German Shepherd Dog Questions

A Visitor asked the following question on 8/7/2007
I have no idea about how the inline breeding works exactly. I have people tell me it's ok to breed my dog with the son of my dog's liter mate. Is this true or will the puppies be born with health problems?

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8/26/07 You should not breed closer than 3-2 or 2-3. This means one dog's grand-parent is the other dog's great-grand-parent. Anything closer than that is considered inbreeding, not line-breeding. I hope this helps. Nadia
Von Den Oher Tannen
10/22/08 Also if you do not know your dogs line I wouldn't breed either. Janet
Mystical's Shepherds
5/11/10 you are asking for problems , breeding that close, i dont like to get any closer than 3 gen back, i prefer 4 though. when breeding that close you will get both good and bad traits, so its best to really know your lines. bea
von tief