• Coat,  Color

    Coat & Color

    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 listed for Pyrenean Shepherds)

  • Coat,  Color,  Merle

    Merle

    TESTING DNA Test: Merle – UC Davis (Listed for Pyrenean Shepherds) MORE INFO Retrotransposon insertion in SILV is responsible for merle patterning of the domestic dog (Leigh Anne Clark, Jacquelyn M. Wahl, Christine A. Rees, and Keith E. Murphy) Intro – Merle is a pattern of coloring observed in the coat of the domestic dog and is characterized by patches of diluted pigment. This trait is inherited in an autosomal, incompletely dominant fashion. Dogs heterozygous or homozygous for the merle locus exhibit a wide range of auditory and ophthalmologic abnormalities… (NOTE: The Pyrenean Shepherd is referenced in this article.) The Merle Gene in the Pyrenean Shepherd  Intro – As in many other breeds, the…