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Breeds Serviced

  • Australian Labradoodle
  • Brussels Griffon
  • Cairn Terrier
  • Chinese Crested
  • Dachshund - Miniature Longhaired
  • Dachshund - Miniature Smooth
  • Dachshund - Miniature Wirehaired
  • Dachshund - Standard Longhaired
  • Dachshund - Standard Smooth
  • Dachshund - Standard Wirehaired
  • Deutch Drahthaar
  • German Wirehaired Pointer
  • Goldendoodle
  • Havana Silk Dog
  • Havanese
  • Irish Terrier
  • Jack/Parson Russell Terrier
  • Labradoodle
  • Lowchen
  • Parson/Jack Russell Terrier
  • Portuguese Podengo Pequenos
  • Portuguese Water Dog
  • Pudelpointer
  • Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka
  • Schnauzer
  • Scottish Terrier
  • Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
  • Tibetan Terrier
  • Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

Furnished Coat

A mutation responsible for "furnishings" or "satin" coat in dogs has recently been identified in the RSPO2 gene. Furnishings refer to the variation of longer facial hair seen in all wire haired breeds as well as some others.

This finding was the result of an extensive collaborative effort by researchers from a number of universities and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NIH). The work was published by Cadieu et al. in the journal, Science ( / 27 August 2009 / Page 2 / 10.1126/science.1177808), and the test offered here is based on that work.

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).