Variance Estimation between Different Body Measurements at the Males Population from Romanian Mioritic Shepherd Dog Breed

Dorel Dronca, Nicolae Păcală, Ioan Bencsik, Marian Bura, Gabi Dumitrescu, Eliza Simiz, Adela Marcu, Mirela Ahmadi, Liliana Ciochina-Petculescu, Dan Țigănele, Alexandru Dronca
2015 Scientific Papers: Animal Science and Biotechnologies   unpublished
Romanian Mioritic Shepherd Dog, was selected from a natural population breed in Carpathian Mountains. The aim of this paper was to estimate variance at 12 body measurements using 26 males from Romanian Mioritic Shepherd Dog breed. The animals were registered with the Romanian Mioritic Association Club from Romania. The statistical data showed that there is a large variance for body length and tail length, a middle variance for the croup width and thorax width and a small variance for height at
more » ... ance for height at withers, height at middle of back, height at croup, height at the base of the tail, depth of thorax, thoracic perimeter, elbow height and height of the hock. We recommend of breeders dogs from this breed to take account in genetic improvement programs, of values presented in this paper.