purebred breed

purebred breed

[′pyu̇r‚bred ‚brēd]
(agriculture)
A group of plants or animals that possess certain inherited characteristics, such as color or markings, which are deliberately chosen for using selective breeding techniques.
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The task is easier in the dog population because each of the 400 purebred breeds has a unique genetic isolate due to selection for desired characteristics or from inbreeding.