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Canine Coat and Nose Color Testing

C128-Canine Coat and Nose Color Test
French Bulldog


Presence of fawn, brindle(black) and liver coat colors, and black or brown nose. Fawn and brindle are acceptable colors in French Bulldogs ("Frenchies") registered with AKC with or without white markings, but black is not. Some fawn dogs are paler than others and hence may be called cream by some people. DNA testing for the E alleles in French Bulldogs allows breeders to better predict the colors of pups from particular matings. All three E alleles have been shown to exist in French Bulldogs. Fawn Frenchies can be golden in color by either of two genetic mechanisms. The color does not differ enough in most dogs to differentiate these but the DNA tests do. There are "ee" fawn-red dogs and also traditional fawn dogs that have an ay allele with an E. Although fawn, brindle and black are caused by neither the E locus nor the B locus in French Bulldogs, the occurrence of these colors is affected by the genotype at the E locus. Dogs that are "ee" cannot show brindle, even though they may carry the allele for brindle and pass it on to their pups. Brown or liver are disqualifications, as is a brown nose. Brown is caused by a "bb" genotype and testing for this will also be included.

Please select the color of your dog to determine possible genotypes:
Genotype Main Color Nose Color Hidden Color
EEBB traditional fawn or brindle (black) black none
EeBB traditional fawn or brindle (black) black fawn-red or cream
EEBb traditional fawn or brindle (black) black liver
EeBb traditional fawn or brindle (black) black fawn-red or cream, liver
EEbb liver brown none
Eebb liver brown fawn-red or cream
eeBB fawn-red or cream black none
eeBb fawn-red or cream black liver
eebb fawn-red or cream brown liver
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.