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Improper Coat - SINGLE ASSAY TEST Overview

Improper Coat - SINGLE ASSAY TEST
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Category: Trait (Associated with Phenotype)

Gene: RSPO2

Variant Detected: Insertion

Severity: Scale 1 has a very low degree of severity. It is a trait and so is tested based on preference, not usually for health concerns.

Mode of Inheritance: Autosomal Dominant

Test Overview: The improper coat/furnishings (IC) Locus determines whether a dog may have longer hair around the muzzle and eyebrows (facial furnishings. This may also show as a lack of furnishings (called improper coat in breeds for which facial furnishings are standard). In breeds in which the trait is desirable, this phenotype is known as “Furnishings”. In other breeds, the trait is expected; a deviation from it is a fault, and it is termed “improper coat”.

Research Citation(s): Cadieu E, Neff MW, Quignon P, Walsh K, Chase K, Parker HG, VonHoldt BM, Rhue A, Boyko A, Byers A, Wong A, Mosher DS, Elkahloun AG, Spady TC, Andre C, Lark KG, Cargill M, Bustamante CD, Wayne RK, Ostrander EA. Coat variation in the domestic dog is governed by variants in three genes. Science. 2009 Oct; 326(5949):150-3. [PubMed: 19713490]

Associated Breed(s): Australian Cobberdog,  Australian Labradoodle ,  Goldendoodle,  Groodle,  Labradoodle ,  Labradoodle Retrodoodle ,  Portuguese Water Dog,  Lagotto Romagnolo,  Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier,  Irish Terrier,  Scottish Terrier ,  Tibetan Terrier ,