Shedding

Summary

For pet dogs (less so working dogs) it can be really important to understand how much a dog will shed. Many puppy buyers factor this into their purchase decision, either because of allergies or simply as a lifestyle choice.

The shedding gene interacts with the furnishings/improper coat, and dogs with both furnishings and a low shedding genotype will on average drop the least amount of hair.

This test does not identify dogs that shed on a seasonal basis. Instead it identifies dogs with a fluffy undercoat that increases the amount of hair that is shed.

Gene or region and technical reference

Gene: MC5R (causative). Reference: Hayward et al. (2016)

Reported alleles

n. Test developed using artificial DNA, animal controls.

LS. Test developed using artificial DNA, animal carriers.

Panels: groups of tests that are often ordered together

This test is in the coat type panel.

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:


Panels


Colour panels

$24 B locus ... more

$35 Coat type ... more

$16 D locus ... more

$16 E locus ... more


Working dogs

$59 Australian Kelpie panel ... more

$26 Working dog CA ... 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

$9 Shedding

Good health


Australian Kelpies

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


Pure- and part-bred Labradors

$14 Labrador centronuclear myopathy (CNM) ... 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 d (common type) (d) ... 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 Airways oedema ... more

$14 Degenerative myelopathy (DM) ... more

$14 Hyperuricosuria (HUU) ... more

$14 Ivermectin and multidrug sensitivity ... more

$14 Myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD) ... more

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

$14 Progressive retinal atrophy CORD1 (PRA-cord1) ... more

$14 Screw tail ... 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.