Some animal breeders, including many dog breeders, make a distinction between inbreeding (mating mother/son, father/daughter, brother/sister) and linebreeding (mating say grandparent/grandchild, aunt/nephew).
Choosing a dog is a major challenge – it is a decision you’ll live with for a decade or more.
In making the decision about what breed of dog you should buy you need to consider the size, shape, coat type, temperament and health of the dog you want.
Allergies to dogs and cats are common and it appears that in dog owning families prone to allergies approximately 30% of children will be sensitised to dog allergen. We have surveyed our owners and found that among allergic families only 10% have any reported allergies to their dog.