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Is inbreeding dogs illegal

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Is inbreeding dogs illegal?
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  NancyH replied 10 years ago.
No it isn't its just not always a wise way to go when breeding animals.
While potentially it may put all good characteristics doubled up into one puppy it also could line up negative characteristics from hidden recessive genes leading to smaller litter size and unhealthy puppies.
You can read more about inbreeding linebreeding and out crossing here

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