The coat length is one of the most obvious characteristics of a dog. This test determines the... more
It has been demonstrated in some dog breeds (e.g. Welsh Corgi, Collie, Border Collie, German Shepherd Dog, Miniature long-haired and Smooth Dachshund) that a missense mutation in FGF5 is associated with the coat length differences. Long hair is inherited in an autosomal recessiv trait, therefore dogs that have a short (smooth) coat may carry the long coat-allele.
HeredityShort-hair (L) is dominant over long-hair (l)
3-5 days after arrival of the sample in the lab