Long Hair Gene (Canine) Overview
Long Hair Gene (Canine)
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Description: Tests for coat type - length and density. The FGF5 variation is autosomal recessive so two copies will express the FGF5 gene and that dog will have a long coat.
Category: Trait (Associated with Phenotype)
Variant Detected: Base Substitution L > l (Point Mutation)
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 Recessive
Test Overview: Determines canine hair length.
Science. 2009 Oct; 326(5949):150-3. [PubMed: 19713490]
Anim Genet. 2013 Aug; 44(4):425-31. [PubMed: 23384345]
Anim Genet. 2006 Aug; 37(4):309-15. [PubMed: 16879338]
Associated Breed(s): Afghan Hound , Airedale Terrier, Akita , Alaskan Malamute, American Bulldog , Australian Cattle Dog, Australian Silky Terrier, Belgian Malinois Shepherd, Belgian Tervueren Shepherd , Border Collie, Bullmastiff, Cairn Terrier, Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Chesapeake Bay Retriever , Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Chinese Crested, Chow Chow, Chow Chow, Collie Rough, Collie Smooth, Dachshund , Miniature Dachshund Long Hair, Miniature Dachshund Smooth Hair, Dalmatian, Dobermann, German Shepherd Dog, Giant Schnauzer, Japanese Chin, Kerry Blue Terrier, Koolie , Labradoodle , Labrador Retriever, Mastiff , Norfolk Terrier , Norwich Terrier, Parson Russell Terrier, Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Pug, Rottweiler , Saint Bernard , Saluki, Samoyed, Schipperke, Scottish Deerhound, Scottish Terrier , Shar Pei, Shiba Inu, Siberian Husky, Silky Terrier , Swedish Lapphund, Weimaraner, Cardigan Welsh Corgi, West Highland White Terrier , Whippet , White Swiss Shepherd, Yorkshire Terrier, Hungarian Vizsla, Japanese Shiba Inu, French Bulldog, Australian Cobberdog,