Linebreeding vs. Inbreeding– Notes

Five generation pedigree: Eng. SH. Ch./Dutch/Ger./VDH Ch. Garbank Lislone JackpotExperienced breeders know that doubling up on certain traits contributes to setting breed type.  In essence, inbreeding is father to daughter, mother to son, siblings to each other.  Inbreeding may produce a spectacular litter, a lucky “nick,” but is also liable to replicate undesirable traits.

Linebreeding involves closely related pairings followed by outcross, then breeding close relatives and so on– and it has been done by the top breeders in the world to give one’s dogs a specific look, to set an entire breeding program’s “look.” and type..

The pedigree below is worth study.  This famous dog was sire of CH Moondust Masterpiece and many other well-known individuals.  He was bred by our Angelo’s dam’s breeder, Garbank and Lislone.  Take a look at the bottom right-hand quarter of the pedigree.  Here you will see half-siblings of Camrose Christopher  bred to each other, with wonderful results.

In fact, this pedigree is fascinating.  The adventuresome duo of Jim and Kate Crosbie, working under the kennel name Garbank Lislone, has produced magnificent top of the line dogs. In this particular pedigree there are numerous linebreedings, all of them tempered by the occasional outcross. Multi CH Garbank Lislone Jackpot has many stories told by his genes; he is the sire of one of the greatest dogs of all time CH Moondust Masterpiece.

We have similar linebreedings at work in the U.S..  In the 60’s and 70’s  one R. Anne Johnson came by a beautiful chestnut Golden named Charlie.  Gold-Rush Charlie was line-bred and bred back to his own progeny, all in the belief that  he exemplified breed type and the American Breed Standard for the Golden Retriever.

In recent years we have begun to see unwanted consequences to the  very practice which has given us such magnificent bloodlines.  Early cancers in young and otherwise healthy dogs have developed and been fatal.  We must make hard choices as we strive to produce both healthy and talented dogs that are majestic because we take chances.

See the link in the sidebar to Rhonda Hovan’s piece on Goldens’ cancer.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jackpot-txt.web                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Ch./Dutch/Ger./VDH Ch. Garbank 18/2008)Lislone Jackpot  (10/27/1996-1/    Eng. SH. 

Five generation pedigree:

Eng. SH. Ch./Dutch/Ger./VDH Ch. Garbank Lislone Jackpot
Eng./Irish SH. Ch. Garbank Lislone Edition
Lawpark Bugsy Malone of Lislone
Eng. CH. Bethrob Bracken
Kimsgold Dean
Eng. CH. Camrose Cabus Christopher
Deerflite Joyeuse
Garbank Golden Oriole
Camrose Moritz Of Braydan
Garbank Winsome Lass
Irish SH. CH. Linchael Ecstacy at Lawpark
Eng. CH. Styal Scott Of Glengilde
Eng. CH. Nortonwood Faunus
Eng. CH. Styal Susila
Eng. SH. CH. Linchael Delmoss
Eng. CH. Camrose Fabius Tarquin
Rossbourne Angelene At Linchael
Garbank Riah
Eng./Irish CH. Garbank Special Edition of Lislone (6 CCs, 1 ResCC)
Eng. CH. Camrose Fabius Tarquin
Eng. CH. Camrose Cabus Christopher
Eng. SH. Ch. Camrose Matilda
Eng. SH. CH. Garbank Charming Cindy
Eng. CH. Greenwards Latin Boy Of Kirkton
Jasmine Of Dowally (Res. C.C.)
Garbank Electra
Xanthos O’Grady of Garbank
Eng. CH. Bethrob Bracken
Gyrima Felicia Of Xanthos
Garbank Golden Classic
Eng. CH. Bethrob Bracken
Eng. SH. CH. Braydan Classic of Garbank
Garbank Maschenko of Drumlamford
Spanish/Port. Ch., Eur. Ch. ’94 Lamachan Lad at Garbank
Eng. CH. Bethrob Bracken
Kimsgold Dean
Eng. CH. Camrose Cabus Christopher
Deerflite Joyeuse
Garbank Golden Oriole
Camrose Moritz Of Braydan
Garbank Winsome Lass
Garbank Oyez
Eng. CH. Camrose Fabius Tarquin
Eng. CH. Camrose Cabus Christopher
Eng. SH. Ch. Camrose Matilda
Eng. SH. CH. Garbank Charming Cindy
Eng. CH. Greenwards Latin Boy Of Kirkton
Jasmine Of Dowally (Res. C.C.)
Garbank Faberge
Eng. CH. Bethrob Bracken
Kimsgold Dean
Eng. CH. Camrose Cabus Christopher
Deerflite Joyeuse
Garbank Golden Oriole
Camrose Moritz Of Braydan
Garbank Winsome Lass
Eng. SH. CH. Braydan Classic of Garbank
Eng. CH. Camrose Fabius Tarquin
Eng. CH. Camrose Cabus Christopher
Eng. SH. Ch. Camrose Matilda
Braydan Silver Jubilee
Eng. CH. Camrose Cabus Christopher
Braydan Bray

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