View Full Version : Clares web page- new breeding link

30th March 2010, 09:36 PM
Clares webpage has a new link to the 5 generation griffon Bruxellois tree. Very interesting to see the results of Frank and Lee Pieterse breeding


31st March 2010, 11:08 AM
Thanks for posting that -- it is a very interesting diagram that shows how you can breed away very quickly from a problem in the line if you choose your clear dogs. As Lee herself stated, this doesn't mean you absolutely wont produce dogs with SM, but it does strongly show that scanning and then using the best dogs when they are clear at breeding age gives consistent improvement down five generations.

It affirms both the speculation and recommendations of researchers generally, and also the argument made by Dr Sarah Blott that breeders CAN improve lines IF they scan/use their best dogs.

31st March 2010, 12:12 PM
Also shouldnote that this is the companion piece to that diagram: the two go together. This is the latest information on the upcoming BVA CM/SM breeding scheme:


7th April 2010, 11:29 AM
I wonder - is it the same kind of MRI pictures taken for examen the Griffon and the Cavalier?