Familial Nephropathy* " "(FN) ""in English Cocker Spaniel, English Springer Spaniel and Samojede

Familial Nephropathy (FN)*


The familial or hereditary Nephropathy (FN) is a juvenile-onset fatal kidney disease in English Cocker Spaniels and English Springer Spaniels. The renal disease caused by FN invariably is progressive and ultimately fatal. Dogs with FN typically develop chronic renal failure between 6 month and 2 years of age, with eventual and sometimes rapid destruction of both kidneys. The first clinical signs are excessive water consumption, growth rate or loss in weight, reduced appetite, and vomiting.


English Cocker Spaniel, English Springer Spaniel, Samojede

Trait of inheritance

autosomal-recessive in English Cocker Spaniel and English Springer Spaniel

X-chromosomal-recessive in Samojede

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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