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Hair Length Testing
Genetics currently offers a test to determine how the number of
copies of the recessive "long hair" allele a dog carries.
sample using buccal swabs provided by Animal Genetics. Ensure that
the dog has not eaten within a few hours of sample collection. Any
food particles can inhibit the test. Rub each of the swabs along
the inside of the dog's mouth for 10-15 seconds, and allow the swabs
to dry thoroughly. Label the provided envelope with the dog's name,
and place the swab inside it. Download and complete a submission
form for each sample and send along with payment to Animal Genetics
Results are given using
the following symbolic notation:
Hair Length Results:
|The dog has two
copies of the long-hair allele. The dog will have long hair,
and will always pass on a copy of the long hair allele to any
the dominant and recessive alleles detected. The dog will have
short hair, and carries the gene responsible for long hair.
The dog can pass on a copy of either allele to any offspring.
dog is negative for the long-hair allele. The dog will have
short hair, and will always pass on the allele responsible for
short hair to any offspring.