Close breeding

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Related to Close breeding: Cross breeding
breeding from a male and female from the same parentage.
See under Breeding.

See also: Breeding, Close

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This leads to a disproportionate amount of breeding done by the relatively few dogs that won or were otherwise deemed "the best." The bigger the win the more the dog is bred and the more close breeding back into the line of number one.
A decrease in number of inbred cows has been recorded in the present study, while the average inbreeding coefficient showed an increasing trend which is inevitable in small populations and close breeding schemes.
But Ms Harrison said she was alarmed that officials at the Kennel Club seemed to have ignored a report it commissioned, which recommends it bans close breeding of half-siblings or grandparent to grandchild.