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Canine Coat and Nose Color Testing

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Doberman Pinscher


Doberman Pinschers are all E/E at the MC1R locus and at at at the ASIP gene. They vary at the B locus or TYRP1 gene, however. Although, dogs of b/b genotype are called chocolate or brown in many other breeds, these dogs are called red in Doberman Pinschers. The D locus of MPH gene controls whether Doberman Pinschers are dark or dilute in coloration. Dogs with d/d genotype are dilute. If they have a B allele, their black is diluted to blue. If they have a b/b genotype, their reddish brown is diluted to a color called Isabella or fawn in this breed. Their tan undersides are also diluted subtly if their genotype is d/d.
Some Doberman Pinschers are also very pale cream or white. The gene causing this color has not yet been identified.

Please select the color of your dog to determine possible genotypes:
Genotype Main Color Nose Color Hidden Color
bbDD red-and-tan brown none
bbDd red-and-tan brown dilute
BBdd blue-and-tan black none
Bbdd blue-and-tan blue red-and-tan
bbdd Isabella-and-tan pale brown none
BBDD black-and-tan black none
BbDD black-and-tan black red-and-tan
BBDd black-and-tan black dilute
BbDd black-and-tan black red-and-tan dilute
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.