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Coat Color and Dilute

The Australian Shepherd comes in a wide variety of colors. Did you ever wonder how two black parents or a black and a blue parent could have red puppies? This test will remove all doubt about the colors that can be passed on to Australian Shepherd puppies.

What is Coat Color Testing:
Test determines if a dog is red factored (red carrier)

Sample Type:
Blood or Swab 

Send Samples To
Vet DNA Center 
Online or Phone order 

HealthGene 
1-877-371-1551 - call for kit  

Approximate Cost
Vet blood draw fees  
Lab fees - $58.00 - $65.00 for the first gene tested, $20.00 each additional gene tested  


What is a Dilute Gene Carrier Test:
Test determines if the dog is a carrier of the dilute gene that will produce dilute spots in the coat. 

Sample Type
Blood or Swab 

Send Samples To
Vet DNA Center 
Online or Phone order 

HealthGene 
1-877-371-1551 - call for kit 

Approximate Cost
Vet blood draw fees 
Lab fees - if test is done at the same times as the coat color test, fees are $20.00.  
Done independently $58 - $65 

There is a third option for having your dog tested for all of these genes and it is Animal Genetics in Florida.

Sample Type:
Swab

Samples are sent to:
Animal Genetics, Inc.
1336 Timberlane Road
Tallahassee, FL 32312

Application:
Animal Genetics requires an application (pdf)

Approximate Cost:
$40.00 per sample

Minimum Age Requirement:
None

Breeder's Note:
OFA will clear by parentage for first generation puppies.

Rev. 9 March 12



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