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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The bigger the win the more the dog is bred and the more close breeding back into the line of number one.
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.
Elwick Review's renewed zeal when chasing Wilkinson's drag hare is interesting in view of his close breeding links with the winter sport.