Purebred

Purebred

Purebreds, also called purebreeds, are cultivated varieties or cultivars of an animal species, achieved through the process of selective breeding. When the lineage of a purebred animal is recorded, that animal is said to be pedigreed.

The term purebred is occasionally confused with the proper noun Thoroughbred, which refers exclusively to a specific breed of horse, one of the first breeds for which a written national stud book was created since the 18th century. Thus a purebred animal should never be called a "thoroughbred" unless the animal actually is a registered Thoroughbred horse.

Read more about Purebred:  True Breeding, Pedigrees, Wild Species, Landraces, and Purebred Species

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Wild Species, Landraces, and Purebred Species
... See also Genetic pollution and Landrace Breeders of purebred domesticated species discourage crossbreeding with wild species, unless a deliberate decision is made to ... Hybridization is also a concern to the breeders of purebred species as well, particularly if the gene pool is small and if such crossbreeding or hybridization threatens the genetic base of the ... The concern of purebred breeders with wildlife hybridizing a domesticated species is that it can coarsen or degrade the specific qualities of a breed developed for a specific purpose ...
Société Centrale Canine - History
... with other animal records, and it became the official French listing for purebred dogs ... Today, all purebred dogs are listed in this register, subject to checking and restrictions ... certified and registered dogs to be sold as purebred ...
Black Hereford (hybrid) - Origin
... The female purebred dairy calves from these matings will go on to become replacement dairy cows ... Half of the purebred calves will, of course, be male – these are mostly not needed for breeding, and are generally unsuitable for beef they may be reared for veal or are killed and disposed of at ... Purebred dairy calves are not needed from the rest of the herd, and a beef bull is run with the remaining females to produce crossbred calves suitable for beef – these females will be the poorer ...
Thoroughbred - Terminology
... although people sometimes refer to a purebred horse of any breed as a thoroughbred ... other animal derived from a single breed line is purebred ... breeders of other species of purebred animals may use the two terms interchangeably, though thoroughbred is less often used for describing purebred animals of other species ...
Canadian Kennel Club - Registry Limitations
... Purebred pedigrees can often be followed back for as much as a century and for perhaps thirty or more generations of registered ancestry ... Registration is necessary for dogs who will participate in purebred conformation shows or who will be used for purebred breeding ...