E-locus (coat colour yellow, red, apricot, lemon, cream)

Characteristic and trait of inheritance

The four alleles (forms) of this gene are black (E), domino/grizzle (EG), melanistic mask (EM) and red (e). The red/yellow coat colour (e) is inherited in an autosomal-recessive trait. E, EG and EM are dominant to e, therefore a dog must have 2 copies of e to be red or yellow. The DNA test offers the detection of carriers. The test does not detect the domino/grizzle (EG) or melanistic mask allele (EM).


All breed

Test duration

3-5 days after arrival of the sample in the lab


The DNA test is performed out of EDTA blood or buccal swabs. Required swabs can be ordered free of charge. (Buccal swab order-form). If a swab is sent in, possibly the genetic material is not sufficient to run the test. In this case it would be best to send in an EDTA blood sample.

Testing procedure

Please send in your sample together with the lab order genetic. Results will be transmitted optionally via post, fax or email. After completion of the test you will receive a separate invoice. Payment can be made via credit card or bank transfer.
Breeding club discounts apply if a copy of the membership card is sent together with the respective samples. Due to administrative reasons the invoiced price can not be altered subsequently.


Please contact our molecular biology team for further questions.

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D-97688 Bad Kissingen

Telefon: +49 (0)971 72020
Fax: +49 (0)971 68546
E-Mail: info@labogen.com


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