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Canine Coat and Nose Color Testing

C128-Canine Coat and Nose Color Test


DNA tests are now available for the full range of colors and markings in Newfoundlands. In Canada, brown Newfoundlands are not shown but they are in other countries such as the U.S. A DNA test is available to determine black dogs that carry brown.
In a few countries some Newfoundland dogs are grey. A DNA test to distinguish dogs that carry the common grey allele is also available Newfoundland dogs are either solid colored or have white spots. The spotted dogs are called Landseer, when they are black and white, after the painter who so often painted this type of Newfoundland. In several countries the only dogs with white spotting that can be shown are the black and white dogs. Dogs with white spots always have two sp alleles.
Although some dogs which are S/sp heterozygotes have white toes, not all such dogs have this. A small white chest spot is no indication of an sp allele. It occurs in many breeds.

Please select the color of your dog to determine possible genotypes:
Genotype Main Color Nose Color Hidden Color
BBDDSS black black none
BbDDSS black black brown
BBDdSS black black dilulte
BbDdSS black black brown, dilute
BBDDSsp black black white markings
BbDDSsp black black brown, white marking
BBDdSsp black black dilute, white markings
BbDdSsp black black brown, dilute, white markings
BBDDspsp Landseer black none
BbDDspsp Landseer black brown
BBDdspsp Landseer black dilute
BbDdspsp Landseer black brown, dilute
bbDDSS brown brown none
bbDdSS brown brown dilulte
bbDDSsp brown brown white markings
bbDdSsp brown brown dilute, white markings
bbDDspsp brown and white brown none
bbDdspsp brown and white brown dilute
BBddSS grey grey none
BbddSS grey grey brown
BBddSsp grey grey white markings
BbddSsp grey grey brown, white markings
BBddspsp grey and white grey none
Bbddspsp grey and white grey brown
bbddSS pale brown pale brown none
bbddSsp pale brown pale brown white markings
bbddspsp pale brown and white pale brown none
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.