I agree with Joyce about not bringing a potential fault into your lines if you have health, temperament, beauty. It's time to fine tune, not risk going backwards with bites.
BNC definitely has a genetic factor to it, and we can admit that due to the fact that you state you have never produced a pup with BNC, and other breeders have ongoing challenges with it in their litters. If following autorecessive genetics, this boy has a 50% chance of carrying and 25% chance of not having the gene.
That said, huge difference IMO between a single tooth at the gumline, and both growing straight up into the soft tissue.
Would you pass up on stud puppy if it had 2 littermates in a litter of ten that had BNC at 7 weeks old? I have never had BNC on any of my dogs, this is a puppy I would be bringing in from an outside... more
issues that I would hesitate to bring one on board that did. I neutered a lovely male that kept throwing them and am glad I did. Some families freak out when their puppy has a BNC--no matter how... more
Clients can get really uptight when it comes to teeth in their dogs. I just had a client completely freak because their pup had to much gum tissue. He thought the puppy had a tumor. Of course it... more
BNC Cathie - Placer Goldendoodles,Fri Mar 2 07:56
I wouldn't take a chance because this recessive hides and shows up unpredictably, your girls could carry it. It is true it almost always corrects as the jaw grows, but, unfortunately, it is present... more
He doesn't have them and has a perfect bite, that is super. I have had many of them over the years, and they correct so to me its not a big deal. You will have to decide that for yourself as to how... more
I would think long and hard on this one because right now your lines do not have any BNC's. There are so many mouth issues in numerous lines that we will never get cleared up because so few lines are ... more