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Curious question . . .

In my search for a potential breeder, I've come across a planned litter between a granddaughter and grandfather. I am new to going through dog pedigrees and health clearances, but I have a good understanding of genetics.
So my question is . . . in the dog breeding world, is this a typical practice?

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it is to some extent. That is a Brackett type breeding, though others have renamed it since the 19oo's, it still is a Brackett breeding thought to cement common traits. Of course, you want all behind him to be stellar or it is just stupid to do that kind of breeding!
edit: https://breedingbetterdogs.com/article/brackets-formula
 

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It is not terribly common in modern day GOOD golden breedings....
It was VERY common back in the day -- and may have gotten us to where we are with ingrained health issues -- but many breeds still do this all the time and evidently have little fallout from it??? Not so in goldens...
 

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AKC judge Pat Trotter, who breeds the esteemed Vin Melca Elkhounds, has a few excellent books and articles about the merits of close breedings like that ( and the risks). Good things are, in the hands of an experienced breeder who has done them before and knows the recessive genes, a very predictable uniform litter expressing the style, traits, health, and temperament of that dog family. I prefer a tighter breeding to a more outcrossed one.
 

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If you do have a good understanding of genetics (BS in Bio minimum, IMO) then you are well able to form an educated opinion. I would go with that.
 
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