Coat length I (long or short hair)

LABOKLIN Service ID: 8124

It has been demonstrated in some dog breeds (e.g. Welsh Corgi, Collie, Border Collie, German Shepherd Dog, Miniature long-haired and Smooth Dachshund) that a missense mutation in FGF5 is associated with the coat length differences. Long hair is inherited in an autosomal recessiv trait, therefore dogs that have a short (smooth) coat may carry the long coat-allele.


TaqMan SNP assay


Short-hair (L) is dominant over long-hair (l)


3 - 5 days after arrival of the sample in the lab