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Altitude Adaptation

This gene causes dogs to be especially tolerant of low-oxygen environments, such as those found at high elevations.

Performance
Appetite

This gene influences food motivation and eating behavior.

Performance
Back Muscling & Bulk (Large Breed)

This gene can cause heavy muscling along the back and trunk in large-breed dogs.

Other Body Features
Body Pattern

This gene is responsible for causing different coat patterns.

Coat Color Modifiers
Body Size 1

One of the genes that influence the size of a dog.

Body Size
Body Size 2

One of the genes that influence the size of a dog.

Body Size
Body Size 3

One of the genes that influence the size of a dog.

Body Size
Body Size 4

One of the genes that influence the size of a dog.

Body Size
Body Size 5

One of the genes that influence the size of a dog.

Body Size
Brown or Black Pigment

This gene determines whether a dog produces brown or black pigments.

Base Coat Color
Chondrodysplasia (Leg Length)

not set

Other Body Features
Coat Length

This gene affects hair length in many different species, including dogs, cats, mice, and humans.

Other Coat Traits
Coat Texture

This gene contributes to whether a dog’s coat is curly, wavy, or straight.

Other Coat Traits
Color Dilution

This gene determines whether a dog has lighter “diluted” pigment.

Base Coat Color
Dark brown pigment

This gene determines if a dog produces dark brown pigment instead of black in both their hair and skin.

Base Coat Color
Dark or Light Fur

This gene determines if a dog can produce dark hairs and can give a dog a black “mask” or “widow’s peak.”

Base Coat Color
Eye Color

This gene is associated with blue eyes in dogs.

Other Body Features
Facial Fur Pattern

This gene determines if a dog can produce dark hairs and can give a dog a black “mask” or “widow’s peak.”

Coat Color Modifiers
Furnishings

This gene is responsible for the mustache, beard, and eyebrows characteristic of some breeds.

Other Coat Traits
Hairlessness (Terrier type)

This gene is responsible for hairlessness in the American Hairless Terrier.

Other Coat Traits
Hairlessness (Xolo type)

This gene can cause hairlessness over most of the body and affect tooth shape and number.

Other Coat Traits
Harlequin

This gene determines whether a dog will have harlequin patterning, or a white coat with patches of darker pigment.

Coat Color Modifiers
Hidden Patterning

This gene helps determine whether a dog has a black coat.

Coat Color Modifiers
Hind Dew Claws

This gene can result in extra, nonfunctional digits located midway between a dog's paw and ankle.

Other Body Features
Immune Response 1

This gene is related to diversity in the Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC II).

Genetic Diversity
Immune Response 2

These genes are related to diversity in the Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC II).

Genetic Diversity
Inbreeding

Our genetic COI measures how closely related a dog’s parents were.

Genetic Diversity
Merle

This gene is responsible for a mottled or patchy coat color in some dogs.

Coat Color Modifiers
Muzzle Length

This gene affects muzzle length.

Other Body Features
Oculocutaneous Albinism Type 2

This gene can cause severely reduced or absent pigment in the eyes, skin, and hair.

Other Coat Traits
Red Pigment Intensity

These loci influence the concentration of red pigment in a dog’s coat.

Base Coat Color
Roan

This gene, along with the S Locus, regulates whether a dog will have roaning.

Coat Color Modifiers
Saddle Tan

This gene causes the black hairs to recede into a "saddle" shape on a dog’s back.

Coat Color Modifiers
Shedding

This gene affects how much a dog sheds.

Other Coat Traits
Tail Length

This gene can cause a short bobtail.

Other Body Features
White Spotting

This gene is responsible for most of the white spotting observed in dogs.

Coat Color Modifiers

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