One must be willing to keep and breed from ONLY what is exceptional from the cross also.....if nothing is "worthy"...the buck stops there with that combination....no exceptions.
There should also be a "direction" to follow AFTER a cross breeding.....
Cross breeding's are not a "moments thought process"...as no breeding should ever be.
I don't think one should be *more careful* when breeding a "cross lineage" than a *non cross* breeding......I think one should be just as careful in both.
We have bred great dogs, good dogs but have also had some......well, ...lets just say....NOT what we had hoped for. We have produced most dogs with no health issues.....but we have also had a few "heart breakers", over the past years.....it still all comes down to genetics, nature and luck.
Without new genetics being introduced to help strengthen a program.....a program will eventually become the same dogs over and over again, generation and generations combined...(and not just 5,6,7 etc. generations back)...that will sooner or later...ONLY produce an abundance of health & mental inadequacies.
Again...this is just MY OPINION, and goals...it is not meant to "choose paths" for anyone else, or take away from anyone else's opinion.
@ Lies....Thanks! I'm glad you understand MY goals...even if they are not the most popular. LOL!
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....where breeding is still considered an art....
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