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Breeds Serviced

  • Afghan Hound
  • Airedale Terrier
  • Akita
  • Alaskan Klee Kai
  • Alaskan Malamute
  • American Bulldog
  • Australian Shepherd
  • Belgian Groenendael
  • Belgian Laekenois
  • Belgian Malinois
  • Belgian Shepherd
  • Belgian Tervuren
  • Biewer
  • Border Collie
  • Bullmastiff
  • Cairn Terrier
  • Cardigan Welsh Corgi
  • Chesapeake Bay Retriever
  • Chihuahua
  • Chinese Crested
  • Chinese Shar-pei
  • Chinook
  • Chow Chow
  • Collie
  • Dachshund - Miniature Longhaired
  • Dachshund - Miniature Smooth
  • Dachshund - Miniature Wirehaired
  • Dachshund - Standard Longhaired
  • Dachshund - Standard Smooth
  • Dachshund - Standard Wirehaired
  • Dalmatian
  • Doberman Pinscher
  • Entlebucher Mountain Dog
  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Giant Schnauzer
  • Icelandic Sheepdog
  • Jack/Parson Russell Terrier
  • Japanese Chin
  • Kuvasz
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Mastiff
  • Most Breeds
  • Norfolk Terrier
  • Norwich Terrier
  • Parson/Jack Russell Terrier
  • Pembroke Welsh Corgi
  • Portuguese Podengo Pequenos
  • Pug
  • Rottweiler
  • Saint Bernard
  • Saluki
  • Samoyed
  • Schipperke
  • Scottish Deerhound
  • Shar Pei
  • Shiba Inu
  • Siberian Husky
  • Silky Terrier
  • Swedish Vallhund
  • Vizsla
  • Weimaraner
  • Welsh Terrier
  • West Highland White Terrier
  • Whippet
  • Yorkshire Terrier

Coat Length

While it is not a color trait, the length of a dog's coat is of interest to many. It has recently been demonstrated that in many breeds, the gene FGF5 is responsible for whether a dog has a long coat (rough or fluffy), or a short (smooth) coat. The test Vetgen offers detects the presence or absence of the recessive allele that results in long coats when present in two copies, and as such allows dogs with short coats that carry a hidden "long coat" allele to be detected.