Thanks for the kind words too! Well I don't think its just outcrossing, I didn't mean to come across like that. I haven't seen a lot of problems from outcrossing, scatterbreeding rather. Where the dog has no recognizable lines because BYBs after BYBs got together and bred to the next available dog, thats what I meant. Sorry wasn't trying to talk bad of outcrossing which can be needed in breeding.
That was good to point too. Linebred, is a form of inbreeding but a term used for not as close breeding. I have both linebred and inbred dogs.
The parent/offspring is one I've seen work best, as it helps to concentrate on the genes of the one parent. Brother/sister breedings I don't really see the need for? Some lines have continues brother/sister breedings as I would think it is going to keep the type going but not more one way or the other? Like with the OFRN line of Hemphill/Wilder, happens to be one of my favorite lines out there.
I agree with the two-edged sword, you have to know whats there because if you don't it will sure let you know and it might not be good. If you have a strong line though, at least you know nothing negative will come of it because its not there to come out. This way you don't have to worry about things like deformities and such.
What do you think about the use of DNA within a program? It will likely tell you how successful your inbreeding is and if thats really good/bad.
This is DNA from a dog called Little Tab and he is triple bred Tab. Little Tab is practically Tab's clone. Which is somewhat what you are striving for with inbreeding, consistent type production. Although no matter how great the dog is you don't want ALL dogs to be that dogs clone, genetic diversity is needed for survival.
Tab (1st 5) CD FF AB DE DD Little Tab (1st 5) CD FF AB DD DD
Tab (next 5) FG CD BB FF AB Little Tab (next 5) FG CC BB FF BD