We have a male Korthals Griffon who is about 14 months old now - my Good Lady would like to breed from him in a couple of years, so is considering importing a French bitch. The little girl we're looking at is still only a few weeks old, so although we can't bring her over for a while yet, we are considering going over and checking the litter ourselves.
Before doing so, however, we've been looking at the ancestry - although there are several outstanding bloodlines involved, I'm concerned that there appears to be some potential inbreeding. Not knowing much about such things, however, I thought it a good idea to seek the wisdom of the forum!
In essence, two of the puppy's maternal grandparents have the same grandparents; in other words, four generations back from the puppy. To make matters even more complicated, one of the paternal great-great grandfathers is one of the same animals - so, again four generations back.
We've been so mired in understanding the differences between British and French hip-scoring methods, etc. that we haven't gone into the ancestry very far yet. My question therefore, is whether anyone can tell me if this is normal for dog pedigrees, or not?
As ever, any help would be most appreciated!