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Table 1 Different attributes (traits) and levels considered in the choice experiment

From: Assessing the relative importance of health and conformation traits in the cavalier king Charles spaniel

Attribute Level
Coat colour varietya 1. Within the same colour line
2. Between colour lines
Eye disease 1. Not tested
2. Tested and clinical symptoms present
3. Tested and free
Eye shape 1. Walleyed
2. Small
3. Prominent
Level of inbreeding 1. 0–3%
2. 3–6%
3. 6–9%
4. 9–12%
Mitral valve disease 1. Not tested
2. Tested and clinical symptoms present
3. Tested and free
Muzzle length 1. 34–38 mm
2. 38–42 mm
3. 42–46 mm
Price 1. €700 - €900
2. €900 - €1100
3. €1100 - €1300
4. €1300 - €1500
Syringomyelia 1. Not tested
2. Tested and clinical symptoms present
3. Tested and free
  1. aWithin the same colour line means wholecolor x wholecolor or particolor x particolor breedings, between color lines means wholecolors x particolors breeding. Wholecolor = Black& Tan or Ruby, particolor = Blenheim or Tricolor