Here is my question—"Is there more chance of genetic flaws, undesirable diseases, etc. What an interesting question. As someone who focuses mostly on people, I never really thought about incest in this way before. After a bit of thought, the quick answer is that there would for sure be no difference for the male pups. The answer is a bit less clear for the female pups. Still after playing around with some diagrams, it looks like the same seems to be true for female pups as well. I am not sure I expected that to be true.
By Jack Wright For Mailonline. However, the court heard how the pair continued to advertise dogs and puppies for sale without a licence, using a variety of other people's names instead of their own. They came to the attention of licensing chiefs again in June after a helpless miniature Dachshund which had contracted CPV died. Puppy breeders are required to acquire a licence from their local authority stock. In the UK, puppy breeders need to have a licence if they breed three or more litters in a year or five if they are in Scotland. Similar laws govern puppy farming in Wales, Scotland, and Norther Ireland. Southampton Crown Court heard how the criminal enterprise was in operation at Woodward farm, in Upham, between and
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For breeders, it is a useful way of fixing traits in a breed—the pedigrees of some exhibition dogs show that many of their forebears are closely related. For example, there is a famous cat by the name of Fan Tee Cee shown in the s and s who has appeared in more and more Siamese pedigrees, sometimes several times in a single pedigree, as breeders were anxious to make their lines more typey. Superb specimens are always much sought-after for stud services or offspring unless they have already been neutered! However, inbreeding holds potential problems. The limited gene pool caused by continued inbreeding means that deleterious genes become widespread and the breed loses vigor. Laboratory animal suppliers depend on this to create uniform strains of animal which are immuno-depressed or breed true for a particular disorder, e. Such animals are so inbred as to be genetically identical clones! Similarly, a controlled amount of inbreeding can be used to fix desirable traits in farm livestock, e.