COI stands for Coefficient of Inbreeding.
Essentially, it measures the common ancestors of dam and sire, and indicates the probability of how genetically similar they are. In general the average COI for Irish Setters in the UK is about 15%. I am unsure what the average in the USA is. Inbreeding and linebreeding is common practice among breeders, it is done to strengthen a certain traits desired. Unfortunately it can strengthen weaknesses as well.
A study of Standard Poodles discovered that dogs with a COI of less than 6.25% lived on average four years longer than those with COIs over 25%. As well as limiting further genetic problems, having a low COI may show that the breeder has tried to follow good breeding practice and limit inbreeding. If your dog has a low COI it does not guarantee his health and fitness but his chances of having inherited a double dose of defective genes is far less. The preferred COI is under 6.25%.
Full sibling: 25%
Half sibling: 12.5%
Great grandparents/great grandchild: 6.25%
First cousin: 6.25%
I have figured the COI on my dogs using Breeders Assistant for Dogs software (www.tenset.co.uk) and have found that
Blue's COI is 7.0%, Ellie's COI is 0.0%, and their offspring's COI is 0.0%!
Added fall 2018 Poppet's COI is 0.0% so her puppies will be 0.0%
When I was very much younger (1970) the articles on AKC breeding promoted a 4 generation spread between distant cousins, indeed my vet at the time agreed that this was a safe road to take. This has since been ignored and over-ruled by many breeders and the AKC as well. Maybe I am old fashioned but I want simple beauty and health so I shall tout the old ways as correct.
An interesting article that may help folks understand the issue above. Copy paste this link into your address bar.
Red flags to be aware of when looking for a puppy.
A breeder who is reluctant to share with you the parents pedigrees, or makes excuses about the pedigrees they may have.
A breeder who claims there are missing entries on the pedigree but it is okay with the AKC. (NOT!)
Any pedigree that appears to have been altered. (white out, scribbles, etc)
A breeder who claims the puppies can be registered with the AKC but there are no such registrations for the parents.
Any breeder who will not invite you into the 'nursery' or let you meet the sire and dam of the puppy you are interested in.
(the exception is young puppies, for health reasons, the nursery should be quarantined to inner traffic)
If your gut tells you something is wrong there may be a valid reason.
I am proud of my dogs, post all pertinent information about them and will answer any questions you may have.
PLEASE READ ALL INFORMATION
KIDS, (MINORS) PLEASE TALK TO YOUR PARENTS ABOUT GETTING A PUPPY,
YOUR PARENTS MUST FILL OUT THE APPLICATION.
We are located just outside of Salt Lake City Utah.
Our beautiful mahogany pups love playing in the snow, make great gun dogs, show, field and agility and of course fantastic pets. This is a great way to interest your youngster in the world of dog training and 4H.
Dad comes from a VERY strong line of show champions with cousins all over the USA, Canada and the UK. Momma Ellie comes from a long family of gun dogs with outcrosses to popular show bloodlines. Ellie will be retired in 2018 to relax in the sun! Momma Poppet is a mix of German and American show lines. She is smaller in size and just full of life and love.
Pricing for June 2018 through June 2019, limited registrations only-ALL pups are $1000 requires neuter or spay by 7 mos. NO EXCEPTIONS. We prefer to sell limited registration puppies although there have been exceptions. Talk to me about this matter.
I will not sell any pup for use in a puppy mill or designer dog farm so please DO NOT ask.
All prospective puppy parents must fill out an application and be approved. Yes I do check ALL applications(prior cruelty or neglect to animal or child etc. violent crimes etc (YES ASSAULT IS A VIOLENT CRIME! Getting caught with a joint when you were a teen is NOT)). Requirements include a permanent residence with a well fenced yard large enough for your Irish to run and play safely. These are very active dogs and apartments are not suitable. Irish love kids and will be their buddy in no time. We recommend obedience training for all pups to be sure of a happy relationship. However some parents cannot handle all the stress involved with infants, small children and a large puppy in the house. If you are unsure then it is best to wait until your children are older. Having to rehome a pup is sad, stressful and unhealthy for the pup, the family, and myself. As the breeder it is my job to rehome any pup in need. (it is in the contract you sign)
Be sure of your decision before getting a puppy! Lifelong homes are our goal.
Here in Utah gun dogs are in great demand and our pups (both male and female) are very popular. Some of our puppy parents have their pups trained and in the field by six months or earlier. A few even know hand sign so are very stealthy in the hunt for birds!
Our pups are very popular and go quickly, most are sold before they are old enough to go to their new homes (8 weeks). They come with their first set of vaccinations and health check. We feed quality food to our little red heads and encourage new owners to do the same. We do have a wait list so the sooner you get your application in and approved the higher on the list you will be. We have NEVER had a dissatisfied customer as our pups are smart, beautiful and ready to please!
It is extremely important to understand that a pup looks to you for everything, food, love, attention, safety and warmth! If you are unwilling to make a lifetime commitment to a dog you should not have one. A dog is what you make him (her). Cruelty can make them defensive and afraid, not what a pup deserves and surely not what a good family wants. They are a member of your family until they day they die and deserve the very best!
FOR ALL YOUNGSTERS WHO LOVE THE PICTURES AND WANT A PUPPY, YOUR PARENTS MUST APPLY FOR A PUPPY SO PLEASE TALK TO THEM FIRST.
THANK YOU TO GO DADDY FOR MAKING IT POSSIBLE TO HAVE MY OWN WEBSITE!
Blue Moon Irish Setters