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What is outcross breeding?

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Outcross breeding is the practice of introducing a new bloodline into a breed. It is primarily done in the early process of developing a breed. One common example was of breeding a herding dog such as a collie or shepherd into a working dog line to enhance their protective qualities.

Outcross breeding is commonly confused with cross-breeding to develop a new type of dog. No established breed outcrosses now.

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