New tests added to MyDogDNA -panel

We have updated the MyDogDNA test content with two new tests: Acral Mutilation Syndrome (AMS) and hairlessness for American Hairless Terriers

Acral Mutilation Syndrome is a severe neurological disease observed at least in German Shorthaired Pointers, English Pointers, English Springer Spaniels, French Spaniels and English Cocker Spaniels. This mutation causes insensitivity to pain which can result in injuries to paws. Affected dogs lick and bite their paws intensively, leading to self-inflicted serious wounds. AMS follows an autosomal recessive mode of inheritance.

The characteristic hairless appearance of American Hairless Terriers is caused by a mutation in the SGK3 gene. This mutation prevents the normal post-natal development of hair-follicles which results in puppies losing their coat shortly after birth. This trait is inherited in autosomal recessive manner, meaning that two normally haired carriers of the AHT hairlessness variant can produce hairless offspring.

Results for both tests are now visible to dogs tested with the MyDogDNA 2018 panel test version.

MyDogDNA 2018, and dog test results upgrades to the newest panel test version, is available in our web shop.