A breed is agroup of dogs from known lineage of similar dogs, with an agreed set of physical and behavioural attributes which (preferably) breed ‘true’ ie reliably replicate these characteristics in their progeny 2. From a geneticist’s perspective: A breed is a group of dogs with defined characteristics which exist in a closed gene pool.
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What is a breed of dog?
From a geneticist’s perspective: A breed is a group of dogs with defined characteristics which exist in a closed gene pool. The founders may have been the same landrace breed or a mix of different breeds giving rise to the dog bred today. What is a Breed?
How do you get started breeding dogs?
Speak to breed experts such as judges, fellow breeders, and committee members of your breed clubs. Dog breeding mechanisms rely on genetics and are the same for pretty much all dog breeds. But your efforts have to be laser focused on your particular breed:
Is breeding dogs easy?
So yes, breeding dogs is far from being easy and although it can be done seamlessly for a one-off breeder, doing it as a long-term project will require a lot of effort and knowledge. Dog breeders should focus on their breed and how canine genetics work. Be Expert In Your Own Breed
Why do people breed their dogs?
Many owners find the companionship of their dog so rewarding that they want to breed their dog, to continue the bloodline and/or to keep a puppy. Others, especially first time dog owners, acquire a female dog with the intent to breed her when she is old enough.