A mutation responsible for "furnishings" or "satin" coat in dogs has been identified in the RSPO2 gene. Furnishings refer to the variation of longer facial hair seen in all wire haired breed as well as some others. 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). This coat variant is called „improper coat“ in portuguese waterdogs.
Furnishing in all breed
Improper coat in Portuguese Waterdog
1-2 weeks after arrival of the sample in the lab
The DNA test is performed out of EDTA blood or buccal swabs. Required swabs can be ordered free of charge. (Buccal swab order-form). If a swab is sent in, possibly the genetic material is not sufficient to run the test. In this case it would be best to send in an EDTA blood sample.
Please send in your sample together with the lab order genetic. Results will be transmitted optionally via post, fax or email. After completion of the test you will receive a separate invoice. Payment can be made via credit card or bank transfer. Breeding club discounts apply if a copy of the membership card is sent together with the respective samples. Due to administrative reasons the invoiced price can not be altered subsequently.