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Multi- sired litter?

 
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PostPosted: 09/14/03, 9:57 pm    Post subject: Multi- sired litter? Reply with quote

I just read a post on the versatile dogs list that AKC will register multi sired litters, I've never heard about this before and I was wondering if anyone on this board can explain how these dogs can be registered and do breeders tell their puppy buyers that two males sired the litter?

Wouldn't the pups have characteristics of both sires?
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PostPosted: 09/15/03, 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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If you read the thread on Versatilddogs... then you should have seen the links that were on there that can lead you to the registration process.

Once the pups are born, they (along with sires and dam) need to be DNA'd and then once parentage is established they will be registered as such.

Each egg from a bitch can only be fertilized by one sperm, therefore, the puppies will have only 2 parents, not three. So, basically, no the pups will not have characteristics of all three, just two.

I certainly would hope that anyone doing a breeding like this would be upfront with potential buyers, there really would be no reason not to be. It's legal, just a new concept.

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PostPosted: 09/15/03, 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never seen a litter advertised that had two sires or ever heard of a litter where you could chose a pup from either sire. Is this practiced by many gwpca breeders?
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PostPosted: 09/16/03, 3:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This "dual sired litter" thing, is fairly new. Well, let me change that. Being legal, and having the pups dna'd and then registered with the appropriate sire is new.

I would guess that there have been more than one "dual sired litter" in most breeds at any given time. In the past, no one would do it on purpose or admit to it when it happened. It was an accident.

Now, we can do it, and do it legally and be upfront about it. Better for the dog buying public, better for the breeders.

I only know of one gwp breeding to date that has taken this approach and the puppies have not yet been born. It will be interesting to look at the babies to see if anyone can guess who is who beforre the dna tests are done. This particular breeder is being very upfront about what they have done, and I am certain that all prospective owners will be made aware of "why" it was done.

time will tell
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