Tuesday, June 14, 2016


"Each generation splits a percentage. 1st is 50%, 2nd is 25%, 3rd is 12.5%, 4th is 6.25%, 5th is 3.125%, etc. When trying to find out the percentage of a certain dog, you count the number of times its in the pedigree in each generation and add it up. If dog X is 2 times in your 4th generation, 3 times in the 5th and once in the 3rd, you add 6.25x2 + 3.125x3 + 12.5. Your dog is 34.375% X dog. With bloodlines, it is harder. For one, you have to know who bred and owned each dog. Second, never add what is behind a dog you already added. Always add the closest of that bloodline possible, meaning if you have a dog that has Bourdeaux whomever in the 2nd generation once, Sorrells' whomever once in the 2nd and Colby's whomever in the first, the dog is 50% Colby, 25% Bourdeaux and 25% Sorrells. That would be a horrible pedigree but it's just an example. Personally, I only count dogs of a certain bloodline after at least 2 generations of breeding by the same person. If Adams bought two dogs and produced a dog named Adams' Mike out of that breeding, I do not consider that dog Adams bloodline. Only after he bred Mike to one of his bitches he bred off two dogs he owned, those pups would be Adams bloodline, in my opinion. Also, you only count the closest representative of a bloodline possible, never behind that dog. Let's say a dog has Bourdeaux' Skull in his 2nd and 4th generation and Bourdeaux' Red Reaper in the 3rd, the rest is Mayday/Patrick. You add each of those, but you don't count the Skull behind Reaper separately. Just Skull 25%, Reaper 12.5%, and Skull again 6.25% - It makes the dog 43.75% Bourdeaux. There is a method where you add the number of times the dog shows up in the pedigree and divide by the mean generation but it is extremely inaccurate. The long pain in the butt is the only accurate way unless you find an accurate pedigree percentages generator. I haven't seen one yet."