Breeding is so much more complicated than portrayed by some of the posts. Notwithstanding, the need to know the characteristics of the dogs or lines in a pedigree, even the algorithm is more complicated than it appears.
Example: If you take two linebreedings that are say 3-3, ( which means the same dog is in second generation of each parent), the projected result just based on this aspect,(3-3), can be vastly different. If the dog being linebred on is not linebred themself ( an outcross), then the impact of other dogs in first two generations will have large impact along with dog that is linebred on. BUT, if the dog linebred on is say inbred 2-2, then the impact of the dog constituting the 3-3 original linebreeding will dominate the breeding.
So, seeing a dog is linebred on 3-3 is just tip of iceberg in breeding.
Hope this makes sense to nonbreeders and novice breeders.....serious breeders should thoroughly understand this.
So really you not only have to know the characteristics of the dogs in a pedigree, BUT also the breeding( in,line,or out) of the dogs both that are linebred on and the dogs that aren't linebred on.
When you have a grasp on all of these factors, pedigree analysis isn't as hocus pocus as some people think who only surf the surface.
Last edited by cliffson1; 02-17-2017 at 05:55 AM.