• Coat,  Color

    Coat & Color

    A fascinating topic for all those interested in breeding dogs. The Pyrenean Shepherd has a number of modifiers that make for a large range of variations. DNA TESTING DNA Test: Coat Color – UC Davis DNA Test: Coat Furnishings & Improper Coat – UC Davis DNA Test: Coat Length – UC Davis DNA Test: Coat Curl – UC Davis DNA Test: Coat Intensity Dilution – UC Davis (All DNA tests listed are listed for Pyrenean Shepherds) Research & Articles More to come…

  • Coat,  Color,  Merle

    Merle

    The merling gene is not only beautiful, but important to understand, since just like in all breeds, two copies of this gene (homozygous merle) can produce serious health issues. Although there is some misinformation about this within the Pyrenean Shepherd community, the gene for merling in the Pyrenean Shepherd is that same gene as in other breeds, so it does cause the same health defects. (See research article below.) DNA TESTING Merle – UC Davis (Listed for Pyrenean Shepherds) RESEARCH & ARTICLES Merle – SINE Insertion from Mc – Mh (Mary Langevin) An important resource concerning the merling genes. Merle phenotypes in dogs – SILV SINE insertions from Mc to Mh (Mary…