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Canine Coat and Nose Color Testing

C128-Canine Coat and Nose Color Test
Dandie Dinmont Terrier


Dandie Dimont Terrier occur in only two colors: mustard and pepper. The gene that controls this is the agouti signal peptide or A locus. Danide Dimont Terriers that are pepper are at/at at the agouti locus and those that are mustard have at least one ay allele. Mustard dogs that are ay/ay are not visibly distinguishable from those that are ay/at so a DNA test may be useful to determine if only mustard pups will be born or if there is a chance of both mustard and pepper pups being born.

Please select the color of your dog to determine possible genotypes:
Genotype Main Color Nose Color Hidden Color
atat pepper na none
ayay mustard na none
ayat mustard na pepper
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.