Coat length I (long or short hair)

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.
All breeds
Short-hair (L) is dominant over long-hair (l)
Test duration
3-5 days after arrival of the sample in the lab
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