Skeletal dysplasia 2 (SD 2) " "(dwarfism) ""in Labrador Retriever

Skeletal dysplasia 2 (SD 2) - dwarfism


Skeletal dysplasia 2 is a genetic disease in Labrador Retrievers that causes an early halt in growth of long bones. In contrast to other forms of dwarfism (pituitary dwarfism), the result are „disproportioned“ dogs with shortened front limbs and raising dorsal line. Torso length and depth is not altered.
Following the latest state of knowledge, affected dogs do not exhibit further symptoms like malformed genitals or neuronal diseases in pituitary dwarfism.


Labrador 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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