Coat Trait Testing - Length

A mutation in the fibroblast growth factor 5 gene(FGF5) produces a long-haired or 'fluffy' coat. Two copies of this gene are required to produce the long coat. Otherwise the dog will be either smooth-coated, or a smooth-coated carrier of the long-haired gene.

Volume discounts are available for Breeder Clubs, etc. Please contact us for more information.

Certification of Results

VetNostic Laboratories® will provide a certificate for each test result.


The following sample(s) can be submitted for the testing:
- Cheek swabs

Reporting Results

Test results can be viewed through your VetNostic Laboratories® web account within 10 business days from the moment the samples arrive at the laboratory. Results can also be reported via Mail, E-Mail, or Fax.

DNA Storage

VetNostic Laboratories provides DNA storage for all of our extracted specimens. If a customer wishes to perform an additional test on a previously extracted specimen they can simply call or email us with the animal's name and/or VNL number along with the test to be performed. This storage is provided free of charge.

* Afghan Hound
Airedale Terrier
Alaskan Klee Kai
Alaskan Malamute
Australian Shepherd
Border Collie
Bull Mastiff
Cairn Terrier
Cardigan Welsh Corgi
Chinese Crested
Chinese Shar-pei
Chow Chow
Dutch Shepherd
Entlebucher Mountain Dog
German Shepherd Dog
Giant Schnauzer
Icelandic Sheepdog
Kerry Blue Terrier
Labrador Retriever
Norfolk Terrier
Norwich Terrier
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Saint Bernard
* Samoyed
Scottish Deerhound
Shiba Inu
Siberian Husky
* Silky Terrier
Swedish Vallhund
Welsh Terrier
West Highland Terrier
* Yorkshire Terrier

* Long-haired status of these breeds is normally fixed regardless of their FGF5 mutation. Unless a short-haired relative is known, it is unnecessary to perform the coat length test."

Price: $40.00
Number of dogs to be tested: Add To Cart