overbred

overbred

(ˌəʊvəˈbrɛd)
adj
produced by too much selective breeding
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Do the pillars of the British establishment as seen in the novel--the merchant, the colonialist, the parliamentarian, the academic--represent the highest degree of evolution so far reached by man, or are they reflections of an already degenerating, overbred species caught willy-nilly in the inevitable processes of extinction?
"There are a number of rescue organizations for cats and dogs; but horses are just as overbred, neglected, and in need of homes," she says.
Denise warns that Staffy and Staffy crosses are being overbred. Akitas - Japanese fighting dogs - are also becoming popular in breeding.
Jane Bates agreed and added: "I would rather not see them on the moors at all than overbred for slaughter."
They have more vigour and resistance to disease than overbred hybrids and because they're half wild, they create a more naturalistic picture.
''Unfortunately, they are overbred,'' Gardner said.
The real problem is that pit bulls are overbred. Puppy mills are a real problem.
"where the blood of a soft-voiced, overbred Coast aristocrat
To Hitchens this was "overbred and gutless" (the first of these adjectives is curious but I think intended to convey that privilege has made the Left incapable of understanding the nature of tyranny).
Female dogs are frequently overbred in back-to-back heat cycles to the point that their bones break and their teeth fall out.
They found many pedigreed dogs to be overbred, riddled with diseases, deformed, and mentally unstable.