Improper coat

Why test for improper coat?

Furnishings are a sort of coat that gives dogs distinctive longer facial hair resembling moustaches.

In some breeds and cross breeds, such as Portugese water dogs and "Doodles" the furnishings coat type not always present. In these cases puppies born without furnishings are said to have an "improper coat".

Breeders can use this test to find out if their dogs are carriers of improper coat. Furnishings are a dominant trait, meaning dogs can be silent carriers for improper coat. The only way to know this is to do a DNA test.

Improper coat is the same trait as furnishings therefore only one of these tests is needed.

Our test is based on the information in Cadieu et al. (2009):
doi: 10.1126/science.1177808

Proper coat

A Portugese Water Dog with a proper coat.

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Coat tests

Coat characteristics

$9 Long coat (common) ...read more
$9 Long coat (L2) ...read more
$9 Curl ...read more
$9 Furnishings ...read more
$9 Improper coat ...read more
$40 Shedding panel ...read more

Coat colours

$24 Brown ...read more
$9 Dilution ...read more
$9 Dilution type 2 ...read more
$16 Red/black/mask ...read more

Coat patterns

Coat pattern tests are coming soon.

Inherited disorders

Genetic disorders

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