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[quote author=rooooooooby link=topic=214.msg181956#msg181956 date=1193050508]
what about australian labradoodles ?
Seems they are getting health issues ans are having to introduce outside blood again.
You cannot develop a breed that is healthy unless you have a very wide gene base to start with. this means thousands of extra dogs bred just to get those worthy of being bred on from, and this pattern being repeated over and over.
This has been the whole problem with our established breeds that either gene pools were small, or because of war, lack of interest there have been times when there were few being bred causing genetic bottlenecks.
The breeders of established breeds are working hard with the aid of DNA research to eradicate the problems unwittingly fixed in their breeds.
Why would anyone want to do this all over again.
there is absolutely no need at all there are enough breeds already out there to suit every taste.
Labradoodles seem to be trying to reinvent the wheel, when there are already at least four breeds that come to mind with these traits.
Morally I can see no justification for inventing new breeds especially as largely the utilitarian uses for dogs are dying out, and their main role is as a companion animal, and there are enough breeds and the overflow from poor pedigree, and haphazard production of crossbreeds in need of homes.
The Steynmere boxer experiment is rather different. The excess pups produced were not in large numbers, as they didn’t need to be with only one gen being wanted to introduce into a quite wide gene pool.
Once the gene is established in the first crosses the rest of the breeding relies on selecting the for the trait and then backcrossing into a pretty wide gene pool. The intention was to introduce a trait into the breed not create a new one.
The same has happened with introductions of outside blood into many breeds, sadly sometimes with unforeseen negative results introducing a problem previously unknown in the breed when hoping to eradicate another.