Dr. van Haeringen Laboratorium B.V.

H921 Curly Coat

Background

During the last decades, a large number of scientific publications have described the genetic principles of coat colour and coat variation. Coat colours and coat variations are influenced by many hereditary factors. The DNA-tests are based on physiological effects in the body, in which the production and distribution of pigments result in many coat colour variants. In several cases, the coat colour of an animal may only be decided using DNA-tests.

The Keratin 71 (KRT71) gene influences the hair formation. The Curly Coat test (H921) tests for the genetic status of the KRT71 gene. The KRT71 gene has two variants (alleles). The allele CC is dominant and results in a curly coat. Only when the dog has two copies of the recessive allele N the coat is of a non-curly type. Some breeds, such as the Irish Water Dog, are fixed for the dominant allele CC. Other breeds, such as Kuvasz, can have either curly or non-curly hair.

Test specific information

Since 2015, two brands have been developed. CombiGen® is mainly directed at veterinarian applications, whereas CombiBreed® is mainly directed at breeders and/or owners.
Detailed information about Coat Colours and Coat Variation is presented at www.combibreed.com.

Age

Most coat colours and coat types are usually visible directly after birth.

Turn Around Time

The turn-around-time of a test depends to a large extent on the logistics of sample transportation to the laboratory. After receiving the sample at the test location, you can normally expect the result within 10 working days. A longer delivery time applies to tests carried out by a Partner Lab.

Location of disease or trait

Genetic factors influencing coat colours and coat types are usually visible on the outside of an individual. Several factors may be hidden by the external variation.

Breed dependence

For this test samples from all breeds are accepted.

Sample type

For this DNA test we accept the following materials: Blood EDTA, Blood Heparin, Tissue, Swab, Semen. Please contact Dr. Van Haeringen Laboratorium if you wish to submit other material as listed.

Result

Coat colours and coat types are based on many genetic factors. For each factor, a separate test result will be returned.

Inheritance

Various genetic factors influencing coat colour and coat types are inherited in a dominant or recessive mode. Coat colours are influenced by a large number of genetic factors.

Severity of Disease

Factors influencing coat colour and coat types are usually not related to diseases.

Code H921

Curly Coat

€ 47,80 (Incl. 21% VAT)
€ 39,50 (Excl. VAT)
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