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The Purpose of Breeding CKC Studbooks 2011-2015

February 4, 2017

The purpose, therefore, of breeding is not strictly the production of puppies. Nor is it in the accumulation of ribbons and championship titles through the offspring of the parents. The purpose of breeding is to bring into the fancy those dogs which will prove to be a real credit to the breed.

 

Given, W. (Apr. 2016). The Purpose of Breeding. Retrieved on February 2/2017 @ http://caninechronicle.com/current-articles/the-purpose-of-breeding/

 

 

 

Questions:

 

If the primary purpose for breeding purebred dogs is to better the breed by bringing “into the fancy those dogs which prove a real credit to the breed”, why would a Breeder breed/co-breed 47 dams using 20 studs to varying degrees over the course of 5 years to produce 96 litters for 443 puppies?

 

Is it even possible that 47 dams and 20 studs out of a single kennel/breeding group over 5 years have the exceptional qualities that will, in fact, improve the breed?

 

 

 

Studs – 20

 

Litters per Stud

 

1 Stud threw 15 litters

2 Studs threw 11 litters

1 Stud threw 9 litters

1 Stud threw 7 litters

2 Studs threw 6 litters

1 Stud threw 5 litters

2 Studs threw 4 litters

1 Studs threw 3 litters

1 Stud threw 2 litters in Canada and 1 in the US (2015)

1 Stud threw 2 litters

2 Studs threw 1 litters

 

Dams – 47

 

Litters per Dam

 

26 Dams produced 1 litter

11 Dams producing 2 litters

3 Dams Produced 3 litters

3 Dams Produced 4 litters

1 Dam Produced 5 litters

1 Dam Producing 6 litters

1 Dam Produced 5 litters in Canada and 1 in the US (2015)

1 Dam Produced 6 litters in Canada and 1 in the US (2015)

 

It is a hard fact, but the simple truth, that not every dog worthy of a championship by virtue of its conformation, movement and temperament is agreeably worthy of being bred. There is also the sad reality that very few dogs (dog or bitch) are destined to make a significant contribution to the breed in all areas. Some dogs, truly superior showdogs, are just not able to pass their fine qualities on to the next generation. It does not matter how much time, effort and money the breeder has put into their breeding program. 

 

Given, W. (Apr. 2016). The Purpose of Breeding. Retrieved on February 2/2017 @ http://caninechronicle.com/current-articles/the-purpose-of-breeding/

 

 

Please note:

 

1. Only the 2015 CKC Stud book included  imported puppies from the US.

2. Tabulation was hand done so there is potential for minor mathematical error.

 

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