Understanding Dog Breeding
Borzoi mother and pups
This section explains how characteristics are inherited, selecting a suitable dog and bitch, and breeding terms often referred to when breeding is discussed.
Dogs have been selectively bred for generations to fulfill particular roles. How well the puppy grows into its role depends on both learned behaviour from purpose training and inheritance. This section deals purely with inheritance. Inheritance is the receipt of genetic characteristics from the dog's parents and direct predecessors. By understanding how inherited characteristics are passed on from one generation to the next, this section should assist you in understanding dog breeding and so produce the dog of your dreams.
References and Further Reading
The above material and moving graphics are explained further in the DVD 'How to Make a Showdog' by Jane Harvey