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Control of Canine Genetic Diseases

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If you breed dogs for any reason, you must own this book. Genetic diseases are among the most serious hazards on the landscape of modern dog breeding and one of the most vexing challenges facing today's dog breeders. Is it appropriate to open the gene pool to unwanted conditions in the pursuit of physical perfection, or must breeding to the Standard take a back seat to pro ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published October 1st 1998 by Howell Book House
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If every dog breeder in the world were to follow George Padgett's recommendations there would be no further incidences of canine genetic disease (apart from uncontrollable mutations) period.
He goes into depth on how to structure a pedigree, test mating and health tests. There are even tables to predict what litter sizes will produce likely carriers/affected pups. Some of the chapters have a quiz at the end so you can test your knowledge of what you've just read.
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