Over our years of breeding we have learned to successfully use some of the more advanced line breeding techniques. While these techniques are not recommended for novice breeders they are the techniques used by some of the top breeders in the world. Breeders like Lloyd C. Brackett and his world famous show dog bloodline of German Shepard’s. Mr. Brackett gained most of his breeding fame by being able to produce over 90 finished show ring Champions in just 12 years using a relatively small amount of breeding stock. He always placed great emphasis on health, temperament and proper breed characteristics. These are the preferred breeding techniques of well respected A.K.C. Multi-Group show judge E. Kattie Gammill and countless other experienced breeders. These are also the same breeding techniques that can be used to rid a bloodline of unwanted sickness and disease. In fact they are the very same techniques that were used to treat a very serious wide spread hip dyplasia problem during the Cane Corsos Reconstructive era.
So what does all of this mean for you? Well it means that you will stand a much greater chance of getting a puppy with the characteristics and type that you are looking for when you find a breeder whom uses these methods.
(link) A.K.C. Multi-Group Show Judge E. Kattie Gammell Dog breeders vs. breeders of dogs. Why outcross breedings will never produce a high percentage of winners in a litter. (Some of the typical problems novice breeders face.)
(link) Articles on the linebreeding techniques. Written by Loyd C. Brackett.
- Most experienced breeders will agree on the fact that they can only work on 2-3 traits at one time when working a line. If a breeder claims to be able to breed a line of dogs (not just the occasional toppers) that truly excel in all area’s, ask for their percentage of litter turnout numbers and compare them to some of the great breeders above. To produce a line of dogs that truly excel in a certain area (show ring , dock jumping , therapy dogs etc. ) You have to focus your breeding efforts in that area.