The Bluebonnet Norfolk Terrier Club does not recommend, guarantee, endorse, nor rate these recommendations or contributors, their kennel or their stock. The purpose of this section is to share the knowledge and experience of breeders who have vast experience in whelping and raising puppies. The tips and tricks below are intended to augment qualified veterinarian care, not as a substitute for qualified veterinarian care of the dam and puppies.
Pedigrees and how to use them: The first thing to keep firmly in mind when you look at a pedigree is that the crucial relationships in an individual animal's breeding are those between his sire and his dam. EACH DOG GETS HALF HIS GENES FROM HIS SIRE AND HALF FROM HIS DAM, and that's about all that you can say for certain! Each great-grandparent, for example, willtend to contribute around one-eighth or 12.5% of the dog's genetic heritage, but it's only a tendency! Eachreproductive event, each mating of a sire and a dam, is a new ball game; their separate genomes become mixed in the progeny, and it can be difficult to sort them out again! Inbreeding, too, happens between the sire and the dam. A bitch can be heavily inbred, for example, with a 50% inbreeding coefficient, but if you breed her to an unrelated male, the inbreeding coefficient for the progeny returns to zero for that generation and it's not an inbred mating! So when you look at a pedigree, your eyes should keep going back and forth between the sire's side and the dam's side, comparing and contrasting what you find in the ancestry of each of them.
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