I find the COI issue confusing. You can't get to zero. You don't want 0.2. But what is acceptable?
There's a saying among geographers that propinquity (geographical closeness) is 9/10ths of causation. I would guess that this holds for animal breeding in the wild. Maybe not 9/10 but...
I'm writing a research paper about senior dogs and I was wondering if you could possibly answer my question :)
It literally should only take a few seconds!
Thank you, I appreciate the help!