Originally Posted by Miranda Gallegos View Post
Where do you find the COI on the k9 website?
Just kidding I found it.
The sire I'm looking at is 0.
In your case, 0 COI is because the pedigree is unknown beyond a couple generations back. You need many, many generations to establish COI.
For instance, if you look at the K9data page for any of my dogs, and start clicking on ancestors and then ancestors of ancestors, you can trace my dogs back to Marjoribanks in Scotland in the 1890s. That's a lot of data to analyze when calculating COI.
But when the K9data page says "unknown" about ancestors after just a few generations, there is no way to calculate COI.
So, I wouldn't brag about your 0 COI. It means either that there is a lack of data or, as Prism intimates, you don't have a Golden Retriever, just a mutt that shares 0 ancestors.
Try this to compare, so you can see what pedigrees with COI look like. Here's the K9data page for my current young boy, Deuce: http://k9data.com/pedigree.asp?ID=891143
. Just start clicking on ancestors and see how far back it goes. To do it quickly, click the great-grandfather on the upper right side of the pedigree, and then just keep clicking that upper right dog on each page to see how far back the pedigree goes. (You can do it with any dog in the pedigree, but just picking the upper right dog makes it quick and easy. But you can try the same exercise with every dog on the great-grandparent level.)
Now, do the same thing with the dam's pedigree you're considering that Prism posted in your "wait list" thread. http://www.k9data.com/pedigree.asp?ID=1005305
. You get a hard stop on all ancestors just three generations back. There is no way to calculate COI from that. So it's not that the dog has a 0 COI, it just means that no one knows what the COI is.