Many if not most folks here are on the record saying that there is nothing wrong with breeding carriers as long as you breed them to clears. As has been discussed this is a legitimate breeding strategy that will keep EIC at about 40% with random mating (assuming it is at 40%).
Many have stated that “THE” goal should be “to not produce EIC affected dogs”.
Many folks have also stated that they are very concerned about the size of the gene pool and genetic diversity and do not want to eliminate any carriers for fear it would substantially reduce the size of the gene pool.
Assuming the above is your goal and you are worried about the size of the gene pool, it logically follows that you are OK with breeding a talented FC/AFC who is EIC affected (and there are some from what I understand) with a talented dog that is EIC clear.
For folks who hold the above goal and the concern about the size of the gene pool are you OK with this as a breeding strategy? If not, why not?