Some folks live in areas with limited resources and little access to knowledgable people, the interwebs are much of what I have to draw from. I've gained a lot from these discussions and appreciate what you and others share, I'm sure others do as well.
is Mr P = Mr prospector? Ive read several pages about him and can understand better what you're saying (prepotency). Still, after so many generations of pairings, each with different genetic material, won't inbreeding at this point bring forward other traits as well?
I'm not sure if this question will make sense, but Lord having prepotency, will there be less risk line breeding on him because of this.
Nigel, I understand! But do you know how much information on internet comes from people who read something and run with it ....from people who donít have experience, or knowledge based on first hand circumstances? Do you know how much line, kennel, show, and sport bias enter into information passed on Internet.
Look I understand for the average pet owner there is no need to do the things I mentioned, and thatís cool, but often they will be the first people to give some advice on a subject to others( especially newbies on internet) and where did they get this advice or knowledge from?
As for Lord, and your question, the issue isnít whether his prepotency makes him a better or lesser risk to breed. You linebreed for different reasons, but it always has to be done with three bases of knowledge; (1 to strengthen positive traits, (2 to understand the negative traits that will be strengthened, (3 to understand how the rest of the pedigree will assimilate your linebreeding.
Most people do the positive equation, few do the negative one. Thatís why I often tell people that some of the alltime great dogs I like to see in a pedigree once, but not linebred or in pedigree more than once.
Example: Two great dogs I know,( whose names both start with T, one West German and one Slovak), both produced tremendous nerve, power, heart, strength, and fight......but both produced high incidences of missing testicles. So I love seeing them in a pedigree once because that can be compensated for with knowledge of other dogs in pedigree and they bring so much good. BUT, I would never linebreed on them because it will be many many generations to lessen that missing testicles aspect once you linebreed on these dogs even as distant as 5-5 linebreeding.
So with Lord, there are pedigrees he is an asset in linebred state, but in some pedigrees he wouldnít be asset.
I hope this makes sense.