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Certificate in Developing a Foundation Breed - The Australian Cobberdog

This course is designed for the Canine Breeder facing the challenges of understanding, implementing and developing a science based selection processes and breeding program for a breed which is already established as a foundation breed and working toward breed recognition. It is an easy to follow and understand program which is specifically designed to provide you with the knowledge, tools and skills for selecting and understanding the impact of the choices made by breeders who are working on the new breed to fast track or delay its progress toward good health and breed recognition. It’s about making history and leaving behind something which future generations will live with and enjoy far into the future.

Sales price: $ 300.00
Sales price without tax: $ 300.00

This course explains things breeders need to know to make educated choices for their new breed including basic genetics, breeding systems, pedigree , selection and anatomy. It enables the breeder to build an effective breeding program.

On completion, the breeder will have a full understanding of the step by step process of breed development and how their decisions and selection will impact on the results. It is designed to benefit those who have an interest in understanding how genetics, anatomy and a well-designed strategic breeding program can be used in selection of stud stock and prevention of heritable disorders. It will help to understand breed standards which are usually written to some degree with an assumption that the reader has a basic knowledge of canine anatomy.

The student will have an understanding of basic selection principals and applying their knowledge to real dogs where what they see as well as what they cannot see will be passed down through generations. They will understand that although the modes of inheritance, strategies used, pedigree analysis and puppy evaluations are important that no one part is more important than the whole dog. They will know the distinctions between breeds and how the similarities and differences among other breeds help in understanding their own breed and prevention of heritable defects.

They will have a greater knowledge of their breed – function and purpose, diseases and how to avoid them, their breed's standard, selection of breeding dogs and methods used to identify strengths and weaknesses, how to evaluate progress and litters and effective record keeping.

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