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Old 03-17-2009, 03:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Vertical Pedigrees

Both breadth and depth of pedigree should always be considered in any breeding. The only problem with using a vertical pedigree would be the same as when using a horizontal one, and that is breeding the paper and not the dogs.

In other words, while the pedigree provides valuable information about what's behind the dogs, what's been consistently produced through the generations, what might be lurking out there, etc., when it comes down to it you need to also look at the actual dogs themselves, their own traits and health and temperaments - sometimes the best breedings on paper are garbage in practice, because the dogs don't actually complement each other, and/or don't themselves have those traits that are found in the pedigrees.
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