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Are there any national Kennel Clubs or breed clubs which have upper limits on COI? What happened with the Dutch proposal of 5%? Was this implemented? Which kennel clubs keep data on COIs?
Are there any other breed clubs or kennel clubs which may be considering doing this?
I would also like to ask another question? What do you think is desirable COI to aim for to breed healthy dogs?
If Kennel clubs or breed clubs were to require or recommend a maximum COI, what do you think it should be?
Thanks Chantal! That's interesting! We don't have anything like that, in Czech republic. But, I thing, it is good idea... There are many dogs, so we needn't use close inbreeding, I think. But, question is about border...
Exist somewhere "easy to use" COI calculator? (Enter names of dogs and calculate coi index?)
Have a nice day!
Low COI alone wont guarantee healthy dogs, it has to be combined with selecting healthy dogs to breed from
But putting a ceiling on COIs at least reduces the incidence of some health problems longer term
The information I was really looking for is whether any kennel clubs or breed clubs have put a ceiling on COIs.
Or made any recommendations about reducing COIs, or setting targets.
Was the plan to reduce COI in Holland to 5% implemented? if so, how is it working?
Can I give you some figures about COIs in litters of IRWS bred in the UK in the last ten years , and ask what you think of them? I think they are much too high , others think the breed is healthy and are not worried
In total 147 litters
COIs 10% or lower 20 litters
COIs 11-20% 65
COIs 21-30% 45
COIs 30 and higher% 17
The average COI of IRWS Sh Ch in the UK of the last ten years is around 22%, and varies from around 9.5% to 36.6%
The average COI of the FTCH IRWS in Ireland is around 14%, with only one FTCh having a COI above 20%
Any comments? Should we be trying to get the COIs down?