Coat length L (common form)


Coat length is the defining characteristic of many dog breeds. The Afghan Hound and Shih Tzu are known for their long flowing hairstyles. Others such as the Greyhound have sleek short coats.

In some breeds it is possible for puppies to be born with either long or short hair, for instance Dachshunds and Siberian huskies. Breeders can use this test to find out the likelihood of breeding long or short haired puppies.

The L1 length gene is the most common cause of long-hair in dogs. Dogs with Akita, Samoyed or Siberian husky breeding should also use the L2 test.

Gene or region and technical reference

Gene: FGF5 (causative). Reference: Cadieu et al. (2009)

Reported alleles

n. Test developed using manufactured DNA, animal controls.

L. Test developed using manufactured DNA, animal cases.

Panels: groups of tests that are often ordered together

This test is not in any panels.


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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

$25 Brown coat colour ... more

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)

$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 Brown (bc allele) ... more

$9 Brown (bd allele) ... more

$9 Brown (bs allele) ... more

$9 Dilution type 2 ... 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.