And another thing about dog dna... in purebred dogs, especially in USA, many breeders will breed to "winners" and from the offspirng of "winners". The mitochondrial DNA means a whole lot less because of this in my opinion.
The euphemism for this is "line-breeding", but what it means is doggie-incest, with father dogs being bred to daughter dogs, and momma being bred to uncle, grandson,etc...
Honestly, go look at some of the pedigrees of dogs posted on the net.
posted on 07/02/2002 11:23:44 AM PDT
Yes, I've known about that for some years--it seems a neighbor of ours bought a nice pure bred dog, and he had hip dysplacia, something the vet said came from that sort of inbreeding.
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