E locus


Dogs come in so many different colours, and their coat colours are created by the interactions of many different genes. The E locus is an important part of this group of genes and is responsible for many red, gold and cream coat colours as well as the classic black mask seen in breeds like Boxers and Pugs.

It is a good idea to choose our E locus panel when you aren't sure which which E locus alleles might be found in your dog. However if you are experienced and already know what you are after, you can order individual tests for either just red/black or just melanistic mask.

We report results from the E locus panel as either e1, E, or Em. It includes the common e1 allele and does not include e2 (found in Huskies) or e3 (found in cream Australian cattle dogs).

Tests in this panel

E locus melanistic mask | E locus red/black

Order tests

There is a one-off sample processing fee of $40 per animal plus the cost of your tests.

How many animals are you testing? Discount or society code:


Colour panels

$24 B locus ... more

$16 E locus

Working dogs

$59 Australian Kelpie panel ... more

$26 Working dog CA (CA panel) ... more

$54 Working dog core panel ... more

Good looks

Coat characteristics

$9 Coat length L (common form) (L) ... more

$9 Coat length L2 (L2) ... more

$9 Curly coat ... more

$9 Improper coat ... more

Good health

Australian Kelpies

$14 Intestinal lipid malabsorption (ILM) ... more

Good looks

Coat colour

$9 B locus brown (bc allele) (bc) ... more

$9 B locus brown (bd allele) (bd) ... more

$9 B locus brown (bs allele) (bs) ... more

$9 D locus dilute d2 (Chow Chow type) (d2) ... more

$9 E locus melanistic mask ... more

$9 E locus red/black ... more

Good health

Multiple breeds

$14 Degenerative myelopathy (DM) ... more

$14 Progressive retinal atrophy - PRCD (PRA-PRCD) ... more

Working dogs

$14 Cerebellar abiotrophy marker (LINGO3) (CA: LINGO3) ... more

$14 Cerebellar abiotrophy marker (VMP1) (CA: VMP1) ... more

$14 Collie eye anomaly (CEA) ... more

$14 Trapped neutrophil syndrome (TNS) ... more

Tests can be in the list more than once when the gene in question has more than one effect. It is OK to select the same test once or more than once, the price is the same.