Here is my question—"Is there more chance of genetic flaws, undesirable diseases, etc. What an interesting question. As someone who focuses mostly on people, I never really thought about incest in this way before. After a bit of thought, the quick answer is that there would for sure be no difference for the male pups. The answer is a bit less clear for the female pups. Still after playing around with some diagrams, it looks like the same seems to be true for female pups as well. I am not sure I expected that to be true. Inbreeding causes problems because of something called recessive alleles.
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For breeders, it is a useful way of fixing traits in a breed—the pedigrees of some exhibition dogs show that many of their forebears are closely related. For example, there is a famous cat by the name of Fan Tee Cee shown in the s and s who has appeared in more and more Siamese pedigrees, sometimes several times in a single pedigree, as breeders were anxious to make their lines more typey. Superb specimens are always much sought-after for stud services or offspring unless they have already been neutered! However, inbreeding holds potential problems.
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