Ectodermal dysplasia/Skin fragility syndrome " "(ED/SFS) ""Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Ectodermal dysplasia/Skin fragility syndrome (ED/SFS)


At birth, the skin of affected dogs is abnormally pale and translucent on ears, feet, nose and mouth area. Spontaneous sloughing of the nose and footpad epithelium and bleeding of ear tips occur if traumatized. Lips and facial skin layers also slough when rubbed or licked by mother. Affected dogs have to be euthanized.


Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Trait of inheritance


Test duration

1-2 weeks 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


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