Dog Coat Color - Basic Panel (All breeds)

Description

Group of multiple dogs of different breeds and coat colors

This basic dog coat color panel bundles together several genetic tests for coat color that are applicable to all breeds.

Price

Promotional pricing until December 31, 2020: $90 per animal
Additional coat colors $15 per test (excludes Cocoa)

Turnaround time
3-6 business days
Tests in This Panel

MC1R including Mask, Grizzle, and Red/Cream (E Locus)

The melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R) gene controls production of the pigments eumelanin (black) and phaeomelanin (red/yellow). Six known variants of this gene are responsible for producing markings and coat colors including melanistic mask, grizzle/domino, black, and shades of red/yellow.

Agouti (A Locus)

The Agouti Signaling Protein (ASIP) gene interacts with the MC1R gene to control red and black pigment switching in dogs, affecting amount, type, and distribution of the two pigments.

Dilute (D Locus/Blue)

Several gene variants are known to produce dilute coloration in dogs. Colors are lightened (diluted) to paler shades as a result of the variants' effects on pigmentation.

Dominant Black (K Locus)

The Dominant Black gene (K Locus) affects pigment switching between eumelanin (black) and phaeomelanin (red or yellow) by interacting with the Agouti and MC1R genes.

Piebald/White Spotting (S Locus)

White spotting patterns that occur in many dog breeds do not have a uniform genetic basis, and the genetics are complex. In piebald/parti/random white spotting, the extent of white pattern expression varies, and markings are often asymmetrical.

Species

Dog

Type of Panel