Question by  Fishtales (373)

Is there a problem with breeding dogs with their father?


Answer by  Binome (1975)

Yes, there is. Inbreeding dogs has the same problems as inbreeding humans. The puppy would likely be sickly and of reduced intelligence, as well as possibly deformed.


Answer by  rayven8099 (199)

Inbreeding is often used when breeding dogs as a way to fix traits in a breed. Extensive inbreeding can lead to the loss of desirable genes and unsuspected health problems.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

Breeding dogs with their father is incest. If the father carries a genetic defect, then cross-breeding results in 1/4 of the dogs carrying 2 copies of the gene.


Answer by  Mazellett (36)

Yes - the daughters of the dog will have inherited some of the genetic faults of the father. If bred, these faults will become apparent as they exist in both parents.


Answer by  CarolynOsborne (2804)

Yes. Any time you breed an animal to its close relative, you are risking the development of genetic diseases due to recessive genes.

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