Brachyourie congénitale (queue courte)

This genetic analysis allows the distinction between a short tail of a natural origin or a docked...plus
Disease
The appearance of dogs differs in coat colour, hair length as well as in the tail length. Particularly the tail length bestows the characteristic look of most dog breeds. To dock the tail is forbidden in most countries. A genetic analysis allows the confirmation of a natural origin of a short tail. By mating two heterozygous dogs the quantity of the litter is reduced because of the homozygous genotype being lethal. This is another reason for performing the genetic test.
In six additional breeds studied there is no correlation between the analysed mutation and a short tail: Boston Terrier, English Bulldog, King Charles Spaniel, Miniature Schnauzer, Parson Russell Terrier, Rottweiler
Breed
Berger australien, Berger australien miniature, Berger de Savoie, Berger polonais de plaine (PON), Bouvier australien courte queue, Bouvier des Ardennes, Braque du bourbonnais, Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Chien berger croate (Hrvatski Ovcar), Chien d'eau espagnol, Chien d'ours de Carélie, Chien de berger des Pyrénées, Chien de ferme dano-suédois, Mudi, Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Pinscher autrichien, Schipperke, Terrier brésilien, Terrier Jack Russell, Vallhund suédois, Welsh Corgi, Épagneul breton
Heredity
autosomal dominant
Test duration
3-5 days after arrival of the sample in the lab
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