What do these numbers mean?
On average, Poodles test at 0.25 for Outlier Index (OI) which measures how common or diverse their genetics are compared to the rest of the gene pool. Diversity breeders aim to increase OI. Marble tests higher than breed average.
Internal relatedness (IR) measures how in-bred or out-bred a dog is. The average IR for the breed is 0.02 and diversity breeders aim to decrease the IR or go below that average. Marble has a negative IR which means he is out-bred.
Haplotypes are a gene associated with the dog's immune system. Certain haplotypes are associated with a slight increase risk of SA and/or Addisons and other haplotypes are rarer and considered protective. The 1010/2010 haplotype is only carried by 1.32% / 1.32% of the poodle population! Marble does have the 1003/2001 haplotype but it is only small piece of the puzzle. OI and IR have an even bigger influence on disease risk than haplotype and Marble has desireable OI and IR. We will aim to eliminate the risky haplotype in the next generation.