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Furnished Coat - new genetic test for chinese crested

A mutation responsible for 'furnishings' or 'satin' coat in dogs has recently been identified in the RSPO2 gene. Furnishings refer to the variation of longer facial hair seen in all wire haired breeds as well as some others. This finding was the result of an extensive collaborative effort by researchers from a number of universities and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NIH). The work was published by Cadieu et al. in the journal, Science ( / 27 August 2009 / Page 2 / 10.1126/science.1177808 ), and the test offered here is based on that work. The mutation is a dominant one, so in breeds where the coat can vary, it is possible for a furnished dog to carry the 'unfurnished' trait (called satin by some).

Breeds Serviced
* Brussels Griffon
* Chinese Crested
* Dachshund
* German Wirehaired Pointer
* Havana Silk Dog
* Havanese
* Portuguese Water Dog
* Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier

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