australian cobberdog INFUSIOns - what's an infusion?
A canine Pure Breed still in development, may from time to time benefit from the addition of another pure breed. This is generally done to either increase the size of the gene pool, or to correct certain faults which are proving difficult to eradicate when breeding within the current gene pool. Such an addition is called an 'infusion'. If a breed is used which is already present in the ancestry, then it is called back breeding, as a 'parent' breed already in the bloodlines is not a new infusion.
Infusions must always be from a recognised pure breed, and never from a cross breed, for the sake of consistency in hereditary influences as a cross breed will have multiple scattered genetic traits that are impossible to trace.
If the MDBA gives a breeder permission to add an infusion to the Australian Cobberdog, this in no way should be taken as overall permission for other breeders to add the same infusion.
How Breeders Can Apply for an Infusion
1. The application must include particulars of the dog being considered for infusion and an explanation as to why the breeder feels this is something which will benefit the breed
2. Use as much detail as possible
3. The registered name of the dog being considered, if known
4. The breed of the dog being considered
5. Provide a copy of the pedigree
6. Why you think there is a need for an infusion
7. The desired outcome of the infusion
8. Why you think this infusion is the best for the desired outcome over any other possible solutions
9. Possible potential advantages and disadvantages for the breed
10. Description of your current and future breeding program if the infusion is approved
11. Application to approve an infusion is made to the MDBA Breed Advisory Committee which will present its findings and recommendations to the MDBA Board of Management