What Is Inbreeding?

The more closely related the father (sire) and the mother (dam) of a dog are, the more inbreeding there is.

This is the 4 generations Pedigree of Anisette de Moreau, a highly inbred Sloughi – the result of a brother x sister mating.

This pedigree has a very high Coefficient of Inbreeding of 25.78%

Such matings are not a good idea to preserve good health in a breed and result often in increasing the risk for genetic diseases.

Inbreeding on the Wrong Breed

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