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What is a pure breed dog?

By definition a breed can be described as a unique group of animals whose phenotype and genotype distinguish it from all others. Both are integral to making a breed unique and predictable.

In order for a breed, new or old, to be recognised, the breeders must be able to demonstrate several generations of pups that resemble one phenotype and are genetically similar to their parents. This means that they can be distinguished based on their temperament, characteristics and genetics.

Breeders who choose to create a new breed must ensure accurate stud records are kept and work to create a wide stable gene pool whilst doing this.

One of the most serious concerns for any breed is the integrity of its pedigree and ownership of its records. A typical problem that begins to surface with new breed development is disagreement about how the offspring should be bred and who would be trusted to keep the records and monitor the progress of the breedings.

Traditionally a third party registry is not involved until such time that the breed is able to qualify for breed recognition which places higher risk on the breed ever reaching that end.

With a third party independent registry many of the issues faced by new breeds in development can be circumvented and give a greater chance of the development attaining recognition as a viable breed.

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