Hello Carole. Well, I appreciate your information, and did spend an hour this morning on telephone with Ann Belle, who is Chairman for the Breed Standard of Canada. I have submitted our information to her, and will continue to do so in all of our breed Standard testing, as well as our breeding program. She is good to disclose to, works with me and is kind. I trust her, and will continue to do so.I'm glad you arrived here. Since you are a wordsmith, it would behove you to use correct terms when discussing pedigrees.
I will repeat what I posted before:
I don't understand the concept of 50 generations between sire and dam. Generations are quantified in first, second, third, and so on. A sire and dam is the first generation on a dogs pedigree, the grandparents are the second. The concept you are talking about does not exist.
In 10 generations, there are 2046 available spaces for individual dogs in a pedigree. Usually there are an average of 700 unique dogs in 10 generations.
I know of one dog that has 1094 unique dogs out of 2046, there may be a few with more, I'd love to see those dogs.....
Even if you have changed your page to numerous- meaning 25 on each side, that really means almost 6 generations.
I applaud your quest to find diversity. When you do look at pedigrees, if you go back far enough, even in Germany, you will end at the same dogs.
One thing to do if you are interested, is to enter and send DNA to the PCC Health survey that Mary Jane Weir is spearheading.
I will make a separate post about that soon.