All Karibuni puppies are Kennel Club registered, eye tested, MDR1 tested and microchipped, and come with 4 weeks free Kennel Club insurance cover.
Pre-sales advice is happily provided, and after-sales advice is provided for the life of your Karibuni Collie.
My next litter is planned for spring 2013, probably from K Candle In The Wind. As the overall health of my Collies is of paramount importance to me, I shall be looking to keep the Inbreeding Coefficients as low as possible. 'Inbreeding' is defined as the mating of related individuals, whether closely or distantly related. In 2011 the Kennel Club introduced average Inbreeding Coefficients for all registered pedigree dogs, and for Rough Collies this is currently 12.3%.
The inbreeding coefficient of any dog is the probability that two copies of the same gene have been inherited from a common ancestor, that is, an ancestor shared by both its parents. Whilst the inheritance of good genes are beneficial to an animal the inheritance of mutated genes could be problematical, especially if the same gene mutation is inherited from both parents. So it stands to reason that the lower the inbreeding coefficient of a pair of prospective mates, the lower is the risk that duplicate gene mutations will occur in the progeny.
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