ADF wrote:Thanks for the responses! I talked to him and they are actually expecting two litters, one of the females is "EIC affected" but the puppies will not be carriers since the male is not affected.
There are three status when it comes to EIC clearance (the same for CNM as well) - clear, carrier or affected. Many people get confused with the differences between carrier and affected status. Are you sure the female is affected?? If she is a CARRIER and shows good traits for being bred and the sire is CLEAR (not just "not affected") there is no reason not to take a pup out of either of the litters.
IMO an affected female, should not be bred. There are too many good clear / carrier dogs out there to be breeding a dog who has tested positive as affected whether you are talking about either EIC or CNM.