Full Version: Haplotype Breeding IS NOT ALL it is cracked up to be
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” The results of the present study suggests that the modern Havanese is more likely a recreated breed resulting from crosses between a number of different small breeds, possibly including Blanquito, and other dogs of shared ancestry."

Anyone with half a brain cell could determine this YET there is a certain author and breeder in the UK of whom new to dogs now describes herself as expert thought to suggest that having a possible bolonka in the 10 gen pedigree was an outrage and she wouldn't breed from those dogs- SHE DID and her progeny are now being described as better bred.... As they say a fool and its money are easily parted . Marketing tools and nothing more , sadly this will be detrimental to the breed in the long term as her own foundation bitch lines is covered with HD, LIver Shunt and LIver disease, Patella luxation and much more, in fact they are still producing these debilitating diseases in litters from relatives .... TODAY .
However, IR values, because they reflect the unique genetics of each individual, cannot be used as the criteria for selecting ideal mates. Mates with identical IR values may produce puppies significantly more or less diverse than their parents. Conversely, a mating between dogs with high IR values, providing they are genetically different, may produce puppies having much lower IR scores than either parent. A mating between a dog with a high IR value and a low IR value, providing the latter has few alleles and DLA haplotypes in common, will produce puppies much more diverse than the highly inbred parent. Breeders should also realize that a litter of puppies may have a wide range of IR values, depending on the comparative contributions of each of the parents. The more genetically diverse and different the parents, the greater the range of IR values in their offspring.