I HAVE A STAFFY PUP AND SHE IS 7 WEEKS OLD I HAVE JUST FOUND OUT SHE IS INBRED HER MAM HAS BEEN WITH HER BROTHER WHO IS ALSO HER FARTHER NOW. WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO MY PUP AND SHUD I BE AWARE OF ENY CONSERNS.
on Apr 14th 2009
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She should have all her puppy checks. Then have her yearly checks as she becomes an adult dog.
Let the vet know on the puppy checks she is inbred to mom/son situation so they can check for problems. It should be ok, but not good breeding practice at all. It is not your fault, just make sure she gets to the vet regularly, should be fine.
Dieta answered on 4/14/09. Helpful? / 3
Inbreeding concentrates the genes. Any such puppies are more likely to have recessive traits. Often that leads to problems. You might do some research on Staffies and seewhat the common problems are and what to look for.
Yes, tell your vet about it, and have regular checkups.
Aster answered on 4/14/09. Helpful? / 1
Inbreeding is a practice used by some breeders, especially show breeders, to set desirable traits. It is not the same as inbreeding in humans. It can also set recessive less desirable traits. You should watch for faults that are common to your breed. It does not necessarily mean that she will have any bad traits.
Cinnamon answered on 4/15/09. Helpful? / 1