Is a canine bloodline the same as the breed name?
A bloodline occurs within the breed of the dog, meaning it's parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, etc. The breed on the other hand, is the difference between a German shepherd and a Yorkshire terrier.
There are some misconceptions about that. Pit bulls are only one breed. Those names you hear are bloodlines like the breeder names them. Now, any bloodline could make white dogs with a black nose, red nose or a blue nose. Also they could be born with brown, green or blue eyes or a combination of two of them in same dog. If you don't the name of the bloodline when you got the dog, nobody…
Black Pearls are a very sought after morph. There is said to only be one lineage of this bloodline, but others have falsely imitated this bloodline, selling their "fakes" for the same price as the pure bloodline. This is one of the most recently discovered morphs of leopard gecko and is very expensive.
Gotti is a former APBT bloodline, and is now best regarded as an American Bully bloodline as most are no longer correct specimens of the APBT breed and show evidence of cross-breeding and breeding away from standard for Bully characteristics. It is a bloodline similar to and often seen in the same pedigrees as Razors Edge and Greyline dogs.
What is the textbook definition of a 'foundation mare'. Can any mare be used as the foundation or starting mare for a stud and what registration requirements would you need?
Foundation stock (mares and stallion) are the progenatiors of a whole breed or a bloodline within a breed. A foundation mare should have as near perfect conformation as possible and have a very good temperament. At some point they should also have had a decent show career / record to prove they are worthy of breeding. The same thing applies to stallions. If you are trying to create a new breed (not a good idea…