Natural Bob tail dna test for dogs

Test Highlights:

  • DNA samples can be collected easily at home using buccal (cheek) swabs.
  • Dogs can be DNA tested at ANY age using the buccal swabs.
  • DNA results are emailed within 5 business days of receipt of the samples
  • Test fee is $58 (US) per canine, multi-test discounts may apply

Hair (Coat) Curl Test

DDC Veterinary offers DNA testing for coat curl among several dog breeds. By identifying the genotype of the parents, clients can more accurately predict the genotype of future progeny. Breeders can use DNA testing as a tool to more effectively manage mating patterns and make more informed selection decisions. Common breeds that have coat curl are:

  • Bichon Frise
  • Border Collie
  • Boykin Spaniel
  • Chesapeake Bay Retriever
  • Chihuahua
  • Dachshund
  • Goldendoodle
  • Havana Silk Dog
  • Havanese
  • Kerry Blue Terrier
  • Kuvasz
  • Labradoodle
  • Leonberger
  • Maltese
  • Poodle
  • Portuguese Water Dog
  • Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier

Hair Curl (DNA marker tested – KRT71) The presence of “Curl” is inherited as an autosomal Dominant trait. Therefore, dogs having only 1 copy of the curl allele will appear to have a curly coat, but will likely pass on the non-curl allele 50% of the time.

Here are the 3 potential genotypes reported:

  • R151W -/- (2 copies of this non-hair curl allele)
    This dog does not have the coat curl gene
  • R151W +/- (1 copy of this hair curl allele/1 copy of non-hair curl allele)
    This dog will likely pass on the coat curl gene to 50% of its offspring & the non-curl gene to 50% of its offspring
  • R151W +/+ (2 copies of this hair curl allele)
    This dog will pass on the coat curl gene to 100% of its offspring