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Dog breeding

Dog breeding is the vocation of mating carefully selected specimens of the same breed to reproduce specific, consistently replicable qualities and characteristics.

The skilled breeder has at least general knowledge of genetics and health, and in-depth knowledge of the breed standard and conformation points of his chosen breed.

Note:   The above text is excerpted from the Wikipedia article "Dog breeding", which has been released under the GNU Free Documentation License.
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