02.01.17



BREEDMATE





Breeders Alliance (NAPPA) has brought to North America an organization so unique that many prospective dog owners find the concept difficult to relate too. How and why would a group of breeders cooperate, share information on their dogs and in many cases utilize a dog from another kennel for breeding? A common goal is the answer. All NAPPA breeders share the goal of producing the best, most consistent pudelpointers available in North America and perhaps the world. The Pudelpointer is considered by many as rare breed with a limited gene pool. Our research has shown that substantial genetic diversity is available in North America. Diversity was not the issue. The knowledge of where this diversity is located and how best to utilize such diversity was the issue and thus the motivation to share knowledge about our individual dogs.





NAPPA utilizes the premier version of Breedmate software called Pedigree Explorer. With over 1300 pudelpointers entered into this software we can trace some dog's heritage back to early 1920s. Pedigree explorer allows the entry of more than 20 different fields of data per dog and will calculate Wrights coefficient of relationship and inbreeding coefficients to 25 generations. When a breeding is being planned by a NAPPA breeder all the data on available dogs is at their disposal. No information is withheld. All Discussions between NAPPA breeders on a prospective breeding focuses on the breeders specific goals. Line breeding has the ability to fix or set specific traits of individual dogs in their offspring, while crosses between lines has the ability to add diversity, genetic strength and the potential to produce outstanding individual dogs. When NAPPA breeders discuss their goals it is not uncommon for the discussion to reach past this present breeding but where this breeding may take us in two or more generations. Pedigree explorer allows NAPPA breeders to forecast beyond this litter several generations. A goal shared by all NAPPA breeders is insure that the pudelpointer remains one of the top performing versatile breeds in the world for generations to come.