Institute of Genetics

Coat color dilution in various breeds

Silberner (dd) und roter (DD oder Dd) Rhodesian Ridgeback

 Coat color dilution in dogs

  • Australian Shepherd (blue)
  • American Staffordshire Terrier (dilute)
  • Beagle (blue)
  • Bolonka Zwetna (dilute)
  • Briard (dilute)
  • Chihuahua (dilute)
  • Dachshund (dilute coat color, sometimes with hair problems)
  • Doberman Pinscher (blue / isabella fawn)
  • French Bulldog (blue)
  • German Pinscher (blue / isabella fawn)
  • Great Dane (blue)
  • Hovawart (blue, blue markings, silver)
  • Italian Greyhound (blue)
  • Jack Russel Terrier (blue)
  • Large Munsterlander (black hair follicular dysplasia)
  • Miniature Pinscher (blue / isabella fawn)
  • Newfoundland (blue / isabella fawn)
  • Old German Herding Dog (blue /isabella fawn)
  • Pug (silver)
  • Rhodesian Ridgeback (silver / isabella fawn)
  • Shar Pei (blue)
  • Slovakian Pointer (dilute is the breed standard)
  • Weimaraner (dilute is the breed standard)
  • Whippet (dilute)

We have identified the causative gene for coat color dilution in dogs and developed a patented test for gene diagnosis. We are currently pursuing our research to identify the genes causing hair problems (CDA) in some dilute dogs of selected breeds. 

We are currently pursuing our research to identify the genes causing hair problems (CDA) in some dilute dogs of selected breeds.