Understanding what the expressed genes are in a whole FAMILY of
dogs is very very valuable. I don’t think anyone can attain truly ‘good
breeder’ status until they have observed several generations of dogs
that they have known, bred, and kept track of, in addition to following
through with regular practical steps to ensure that the specific dogs in
each mating are relatively good, sound representatives of their breed.
There are many factors that make a dog a Gampr- genetics, ability, instinct, durability under certain conditions etc. No one dog is the epitome of Gampr. This is a landrace, not a standardized breed. Most dogs have something to contribute to the gene pool. But, knowing the heritability of certain traits on each side of a mating will empower all of us to produce good reliable dogs that are appropriate for the breed, by selecting the appropriate mate who can balance the good and bad.
Breeding litters from two intact adults just because they happen to be able to reproduce, but their family history is unknown and they have not been evaluated themselves will surely ruin the breed.
We all have this responsibility.
If you want to breed your Gampr, I hope that you have done as much research as possible into what the good and bad points are of your dog, and how to look for the correct mate.
Of course, I’m always happy to help evaluate and locate other dogs or relatives of dogs, as are others.
And we have resources online which will help show what to look for in your dog and other people’s dogs.
The link above shows the various ways we can look at any individual gampr and evaluate it’s contribution to the gene pool and how to best match it with a potential mate.
The article below has more details: