Hi everyone! 👋
I haven't posted in a while so I thought I'd share my newfs. As you can see, Lady's neck area is healing nicely and the limo she once got from tipping over a leash has disappeared. Although I plan to hop check both my newfies eventually, I hope to get at least one of then hip checked before the first breeding. .
This post is going to talk a little bit about selective breeding. For those who do not really know what this means, it is basically defined as breeding that involves specific selection of animals, to produce an offspring with desirable traits. Certain traits can be described in a series of different gene "codes". Dominant traits are more likely to take over the offspring than recessive traits.
In the Newfoundland dog (and some dogs in general), selective breeding can help increase their ability to perform a task (I.e. there may be a gene that helps provide better webbing for the feet or better leg muscles for swimming and saving lives), reduce health concerns, change size and potentially colour, and help align the best temperament.
For CKC, the only colours accepted for the breed standard of the newf is black, black with white markings, and landseer. Thus, it would be ideal to breed only those two colours and not the extra AKC colours (brown, brown and white, and silver) to increase the chance of colour selection. I will look around everywhere to figure out whether black or landseer is more dominant for the Newfoundland dog, and let you know.
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