Best Breeding Type – Line, In or Cross Breeding

Best Breeding Type – Line, In or Cross Breeding

I have published many articles on breeding from Pre- Breeding to Complete Breeding Guide and also on Types Of Breeding. When I write on types of breeding many queries comes regarding which is the best breeding type that will produce the best result. So I decided to write this article.

Best Breeding Type means that way which will give you the best result and than what is the best result? Before going further inthis article we have to define best result.

Best Result

Best Result means the result you want. Being healthy is another thing but best result is different from it althogh being healthy is part of it. For someone it may be colour of puppies and for someone it is size. Many look for improved structure and some better marking. So it is difficult to define best result in a single definition.

For me best result means the result with healthy and improved quality puppies. But this quality differs from one person to another.

The breeding is best if it gives the result as desired by you. So different type of breeding has it’s different role in it. As it is difficult to decide definition of best breeding type, we have created some points for comparison to find best breeding type. Those are listed here-under:-

A. Improved Quality

B. Improving Traits

C. Colour & Marking

D. Health Of Puppies

We have set these four standards for comparing the result in different breeding types to find out best breeding type. Now lets evaluate the different breeding types to find best breeding type.

1. Line Breeding

Lets find the score of line breeding on these parametres.

A. Improved Quality

There is no doubt that line breeding improves the quality. Line breeding means mating male and female having common ancestors in any of the six generations of there background. When these both mated there are great chances of having puppies that have quality similar to their ancestors and that helps in improving the quality. So here line breeding gets GOOD remark.

B. Improving Traits

When dogs of similar line met, but they have background of cross breeding in their ancestors that helps in importing traits of other line too. This helps in improving the traits of upcoming puppies with improved quality. But the main traits of the puppies will be of the major line to which parents belong. So here it gets GOOD remark for improving traits.

C. Colour And Marking

You get the most probably the colour of their ancestors. This helps in pre-determination of colour. But we can not say that colour will be always similar to ancestors but chances are high of getting colour from their background. This also gives GOOD remark to line breeding.

D. Health

No major side effect is seen of line breeding on health of puppies. So here too it gets GOOD remak.

2. In-Breeding

You can read our article In-Breeding for all the detailson inbreeding. Now I will give juat scores with little explanation.

A. Improved Quality

In-breeding no doubt improves the quality so it gets GOOD remark here.

B. Improving Traits

Traits of puppy are fixed according to a specific line and parentage and no improvement is expected. But you get the desired/expected traits. I will give AVERAGE remark for it.

C. Colour & Marking

Colour and marking are pre expected and come according to parents. So it gets GOOD remark here.

D. Health

This is the area where it lacks. It gets NEGATIVE remark for health lf puppies.

Back-Breeding is similar process to In-Breeding and it too gets the similar remarks.

3. Cross Breeding

Lets now discuss about remarks to cross breeding.

A. Improved Quality

Croos breeding means mating male and female of completely different back-ground. For me improving quality means bringing uniformality in puppies and parents, that it lacks. Although puppies are of good quality because it is not mixing between breed, but you can not expect a perfect type of quality. I give AVERAGE remark here.

B. Improving Traits

Without any doubt it is the best way to improve traits. Suppose there exist two lines famous for there two different aspects, if a male and female from these kines got mated than the puppies will have common traits giving them edge in this matter. So I will give GOOD remark here.

C. Colour And Marking

You can not predict colour of puppies in cross breeding, but mostly the effect of parents colour can be seen. So here I give it AVERAGE remark.

D. Health

No major health related issue is detected in cross breeding that gives it GOOD remark.

Mix Breeding can not be tested on these parametres as it is the mating between two different breeds and so I am not discussing about it.

Which Is The Best Breeding Type?

From above discussion it is clear that line breeding is the best breeding type in these three options. But cross breeding is not far behind it. Due to major health problems I keep in-breeding in risk list. Coming to the conclusion it is expected that puppies born out of line breeding have higher chances to give best results, but it is not true inall cases. Traits are very important part of a great dog’s life and cross breeding has great edge in it. So giving a one word answer is not possible.

Best Breeding Type – Line, In or Cross Breeding

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