Question on this breeding - , nice pedigree - no argument - not at all -
So this is a question about the dogs behind the puppy
I looked - Asko has about 7 times as many progeny registered in the pedigree database** as Bernd v Lierburg. 2.5 times as many as Mink, but not as many as Fero (a bit more than half as much). Will we see ads "Asko free" because of this?
I am assuming it is now to the point of using frozen semen or he is one really old dude.
Are the working line folks doing what the showline folks have done before by putting so much emphasis on individual dogs and reducing diversity within the working lines? Or is there enough being bred out there that pedigrees free of various individuals wil not be an issue? I do know both of my working line dogs have no linebreeding until the 6th, 7th generation. So maybe not an issue.
A sincere question.
**and I realize that it does not capture the full list of progeny, only those voluntariliy entered by people.
Asko is old and still fertile (last time I heard). You see more progeny on the pedigreedatabase.com because more of his pups have been entered.
I guess it is possible that some time in the future we might see "Asko free" ads, but not until he has been linebred on 2, 3, 4 times like Fero (and to a lesser extent Mink).
Are the working line breeders back massing on the same lines to the extent the showline breeders do? No. Maybe a few pedigrees here and there, but not all of the dogs like you will see in the show lines.
Thanks, Lisa. I guess Bernd is so low because ony his offspring that ulimtaely produced a current dog on the databse would be entered. No reason to enter non producing offspring while current trend is to enter whole litters concurrent with production. Makes sense.