Know Your Breeding Goals Before Finding A Stud Dog
These guidelines and a bit of research can help you find a good stud.
- Be open about the good and bad of your bitch so that you can prioritize which of her good traits you want in the pup. The approach is to focus on its negative traits and then find a stud that does not share the same.
- Do your homework on the ancestors of the stud dog if you want to change any of the traits of your bitch. If the undesirable trait is inherited as simple recessive in your bitch then the stud may be able to correct it, provided the stud itself is not a carrier of the recessive gene. Research on the ancestry of the stud will help you figure out if there are chances that he might carry a recessive gene. Check out the stud dog’s siblings if possible to figure out if any polygenic gene exists in the stud family.
- Don’t get attracted with advertising as it may make an average dog sound like the best. The strategy to be applied here is to match your bitch and chose a stud that can eliminate or at least strengthen the weak traits of the bitch.
- Coefficient of inbreeding (COI) is an effective medium to check what all traits the pup will inbred and calculate the risk of recessive alleles in any of them. There are many online programs available to calculate the COI. The smaller the COI, the better the dog as a choice. A COI under 10% is ideally good and you should add the dog in your potential list.
- Do not rely on pictures and arrange to go and meet the stud in person. The temperament of the stud you choose should be given importance as the choice for temperament varies from family to family. Meeting the dog in person will help you get to know the kind of temperament it has.
- Choose older or matured dogs over younger ones, as many age-related health concerns or other health problems sometimes may not be visible in younger dogs.
- It is imperative to perform genetic test of both male dog and the bitch to increase the probability of your bitch conceiving healthy pups.
- Check the registration papers of the stud to identify and verify its lineage.
- Ask about breeding terms and choose a breeder closer to your home.
Remember that no stud is perfect and it is your breeding goals that determine the perfection of the stud.
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