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Canine Coat and Nose Color Testing

C128-Canine Coat and Nose Color Test


Briards occur in two basic colors: black and tawny. The gene that controls this difference is K. All Briards are ay/ay at the agouti locus, although the number of black hairs in them varies.
Some Briards have masks, even though they can t be seen on the black dogs. The dogs with a mask have at least one EM allele. All Briards have black rather than brown nose leather and pads and are B/B. Some Briards grey with age and some are born grey instead of black. Likewise some of the tawny Briards are lighter than others or lighten with age. DNA tests are not yet available to predict these shades.

Please select the color of your dog to determine possible genotypes:
Genotype Main Color Nose Color Hidden Color
EEkyky tawny na none
EmEmkyky tawny with mask na none
EmEkyky tawny with mask na lack of mask
EmEmKbKb black na hidden mask
EmEKbKb black na hidden masklack of mask
EEKbKb black na none
EmEmKbky black na hidden mask, fawn
EmEKbky black na hidden mask, tawny, lack of mask
EEKbky black na fawn
Any single tested allele - $55.00*
Each additional allele - $20.00*
*subject to HST for Canadian residents only.

Note: Mask gene (Em) is considered as an individual test, separate from other alleles in E locus.

To help you to calculate the proper amount, please review the following example:
Testing for 3 alleles - E, B, and D - should be calculated as $55 + $20 + $20 = $95.00.
The price will be automaticaly calculated during the process of ordering a sample collection kit.
The following sample(s) can be submitted for the testing:
1. Blood sample in a lavender top tube.
2. Cheek swabs. Sample collection kit online: Order a Sample Collection Kit
Test results are usually available in 10 Business Days from the moment the samples arrive at the laboratory. Test results can be reported by e-mail, fax, or by phone.
HealthGene will provide a certificate for each test result.