Dog Coat Color - French Bulldog Panel

Description

Group of French Bulldogs

This panel of coat color tests is specifically tailored to the French Bulldog breed.

Panel can be purchased on MyVGL. See below for pricing and list of specific tests included in panel.

Price

Promotional pricing until August 31, 2020: $75 per animal
Additional coat colors $15 per test

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

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 (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, Parti, or Random White Spotting

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

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