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)
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.