the sire and the dam of your pup created that individual , just as your father and mother gave you physical features , which distinquish you from all others . You can look back into your family album and see parts of yourself and get a sense of belonging .
You share the good , and , you share the bad . There are some health risks which tend to run in families . Saw a program the other night which has found a family in which all members have early onset Alzheimer's disease .
There are some diseases which run along a gender . In humans red - green colour blindness , frightening degenerative diseases such as Huntington's disease, blood clotting diseases such as haemophilia are passed along by the double XX , female.
Your pups colour , the anatomy, the temperamental make-up , down the line the orthopedic health , hip, elbow , degenerative spinal problems are his genetic heritage .
Sire and dam , and the families they represent are important . In the case of a pure bred with a breeding program all these things are guided and a deliberate effort to minimize or eliminate problems should be there .