Yes, I breed petz. My kennel name is Nova Blue's (formerly Shibas), or NB's for short. You might have seen it somewhere on the net, in a petz show perhaps. I try to show my petz as much as possible, so if you have a show that I can enter, feel free to email me!
I mainly breed
great danes, german shepherds and tamsins, you can read more about them under "My dogz"
and "My tamsins" (except for the shepherds, I don't have a page for
them at the moment).
When it comes to catz, I breed B+Ws. Read more about that under "B+Ws"
I have recently registered with the PKC (Petz Kennel Club) under the kennel/cattery Nova Blue Kennel and Cattery, prefix NB.
My thoughts on inbreeding
I've learnt that inbreeding petz is a hot topic in the petz community. Therefore, I generally try to avoid inbreeding my petz, but if you adopt a petz from me, you should be aware that it might have inbred relatives. I will explain my thoughts here.
Well, first off, if petz were not meant
to inbreed, certainly it could have been put into the game, similar how to how
puppies/kittens can't have babies, or like catz and dogz can't produce babies
In real life, inbreeding is used to carefully breed dogs (I don't know anything about breeding cats, but I'm convinced it happens here as well) that have the qualities wanted in that breed. It's easier to get the wanted traits to show up if, for example, two siblings breed than if two non-related dogs do, because since the siblings carry pretty much the same genes, a rare trait might show up easier. However, bad traits, like diseases, are inherited as well, so inbreeding is a very tricky business that requires lots of knowledge and careful planning. When breeding only related dogs, you give the breed very little genetical variation, which can be dangerous for that breed and even lead to extinction if everyone only inbreeds, without adding new blood!
In Petz however, the situation is slightly different. Petz don't get diseases, and they don't inherit them either! So we don't have to worry about that at all. Also, for the same reason, the danger of creating a small gene pool is not as bad. We can very easily add new blood by simply taking a trip to the Adoption Center! Also, whenever you breed for a certain type of petz, you do take away or add to the gene pool, whether you're inbreeding or not! Take tamsins, for example. When you breed tamsins, you don't want a mutt's nose, because that is not allowed for this particular breed. So none, or very few, of the dogs that have a mutt nose are ever used to breed with tamsins. You take away the mutt nose from the gene pool, making it slightly smaller. But this is not inbreeding, mind you. I just wanted to give an example :)
When it comes to creating a
selective breed in petz (or real life!) it's almost impossible to not inbreed!
Let's say two mutt/dali/dane crosses produce similar puppies that you want to
make a breed out of. Where are you going to find non-related identic or at least
similar dogz to breed them with? For the 5 generations needed before a breed
breeds true? Good luck!
This was also stated by The Breedmakers Guild, who registered selective breeds. They had strict but fair rules, no hexing allowed etc, and I believe they knew what they were talking about!
So, basically. I try to avoid inbreeding, partly because so many seem to dislike it, but it can occur. I'm interested in learning petz genetics, and frankly, I don't know of a better way to learn what traits are dominant and what are not. If you have any suggestions, do feel free to contact me! You can also send me your view on inbreeding, and I will post it here :)