12-19-2012, 12:09 PM
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Tori, truly your snark astounds me sometimes.....
If one slight overbite was the only issue in the first litter, then I'd say OP did ok. It may be a dq in the ring, but if these are a working bred litter as I suspect, for the breed and it's job, it isn't going to make a big difference. Why throw the baby out with the bathwater? One fault could have been pinned down to a development/embriogenesis issue and had nothing to do with the dna passed from the parents. Malocclusion in particular can be casued by xrays (ie for number count).
Now that there have been two affected puppies, though, I would suggest it is an inherited issue in these two dogs' cases. So I wouldn't recommend breeding them again. If you have good reason to breed a third litter from the bitch, I'd look for a new stud who has the cleanest lines available. Ask about all his offspring, parents, siblings, etc, and if you can't get answers, don't risk it.
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