Can someone explain COI and the importance of those numbers?
A Dog with these types of health issue yes you would want to stay away from it no matter what the COI l.
I went back and reread this question. lets not forget that you can breed away from these problems.. So you could get into something down the line that was bred away from where the problem originated. A good breeder will tell you this information. There are health issues in the Poodle line period ! But if there were another line that you liked that was similar to the one you mentioned then yes go with the clean line. PHR is a great tool. but not everyone uses it. So in some cases it is better to know what you are up against than to go in blind If a breeder is testing and they are honest that is worth a heck of a lot in my mind !
chances are pretty good the offspring would not have this high of a COI. This 70% dog was bred this way for a reason. And of course it depends on what is back there. Health wise that is When you are setting type there is bound to be some issues. The puppies would be fine... But in this case you would try to breed a lower COI down the line.Once you have acheived your goal that is.And what happens to the offspring of those that have a COI of 70%? Is it dangerous for the offspring?