Genitic Tests by Breed

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Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cadiomyopathy

Breed (s): Boxer
Disease: Cardiomyopathy
Laboratory: Washington State University - Veterinary Cardiac Genetics Laboratory

Canine Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency (CLAD)

Breed (s): Irish Red and White Setter, Irish Setter
Disease: Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency
Laboratory: Animal Health Trust, Optigen LLC

Canine Multifocal Retinopathy

Breed (s): Bullmastiff, Coton de Tulear, Dogue de Bordeaux, English Mastiff, Great Pyrenees, Mastiff
Disease: Retinopathy
Laboratory: Optigen LLC

Centronuclear Myopathy (CNM)

Breed (s): Labrador Retriever
Disease: Centronuclear Myopathy
Laboratory: Alfort School of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Health Trust, VetGen LLC

Cerebellar Ataxia

Breed (s): Spinone
Disease: Cerebellar Ataxia
Laboratory: Animal Health Trust

Cerebellar Ataxia (NCL-A)

Breed (s): American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull Terrier
Disease: Cerebellar Ataxia
Laboratory: Optigen LLC

Ceroid Lipofuscinosis - CL

Breed (s): Border Collie
Disease: Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses
Laboratory: Animal Health Trust, Optigen LLC, University of South Wales - Wilton Laboratory

Coagulation Factor VII Deficiency

Breed (s): Airedale Terrier, Alaskan Klee Kai, Beagle, Giant Schnauzer, Scottish Deerhound
Disease: Factor VII Deficiency
Laboratory: Animal Health Trust, PennGen Laboratories, VetGen LLC

Coagulation Factor XI Deficiency

Breed (s): Kerry Blue Terrier
Disease: Factor XI Deficiency
Laboratory: PennGen Laboratories

Coat Color

Breed (s): -All Dogs
Disease: Coat
Laboratory: Animal Health Trust, VetGen LLC

Coat Furnishings

Disease: Coat
Laboratory: VetGen LLC

Coat Length

Disease: Coat
Laboratory: Animal Health Trust, VetGen LLC

Cobalamin Malabsorption

Breed (s): Australian Shepherd, Giant Schnauzer
Disease: Cobalamin Malabsorption
Laboratory: PennGen Laboratories

Collie Eye Anomaly

Breed (s): Australian Shepherd, Australian Shepherd (Miniature), Border Collie, Boykin Spaniel, Collie, Lancashire Heeler, Longhaired Whippet, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Shetland Sheepdog
Disease: Choroidal Hypoplasia
Laboratory: Optigen LLC

Cone Degeneration

Breed (s): Alaskan Malamute, German Shorthaired Pointer
Disease: Cone Degeneration
Laboratory: Optigen LLC

Cone Rod Dystrophy (Form: crd3)

Breed (s): Glen of Imaal Terrier
Disease: Cone Rod Dystrophy
Laboratory: Optigen LLC

Congenital Stationary Nightblindness (RPE-65/CSNB)

Breed (s): Briard
Disease: Stationary Night Blindness
Laboratory: Animal Health Trust, Optigen LLC

Copper Toxicosis

Breed (s): Bedlington Terrier
Disease: Copper Toxicosis
Laboratory: Animal Health Trust, VetGen LLC

Curly Coat

Disease: Coat
Laboratory: VetGen LLC

Cyclic Neutropenia - Gray Collie Syndrome

Breed (s): Collie
Disease: Neutropenia
Laboratory: VetGen LLC

Cystinuria

Breed (s): Labrador Retriever, Newfoundland
Disease: Cystinuria
Laboratory: Optigen LLC, PennGen Laboratories, VetGen LLC

Degenerative Myelopathy

Breed (s): American Eskimo Dog, Bernese Mountain Dog, Boxer, Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, German Shepherd Dog, Golden Retriever, Great Pyrenees, Kerry Blue Terrier, Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Poodle, Pug, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Shetland Sheepdog, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, Wire Fox Terrier
Disease: Degenerative Myelopathy
Laboratory: Orthopedic Foundation for Animals

Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Breed (s): Doberman Pinscher
Disease: Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Laboratory: VetGen LLC, Washington State University - Veterinary Cardiac Genetics Laboratory

Early Onset Hereditary Cataracts (Juvenile)

Breed (s): Boston Terrier
Disease: Cataracts
Laboratory: Animal Health Trust, VetGen LLC

Exercise Induced Collapse

Breed (s): Boykin Spaniel, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Curly-Coated Retriever, German Wirehaired Pointer, Labrador Retriever, Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Disease: Exercised Induced Collapse
Laboratory: University of Minnesota - Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

Familial Nephropathy

Breed (s): English Cocker Spaniel
Disease: NephritisAlport Syndrome
Laboratory: Optigen LLC

Fanconi Syndrome

Breed (s): Basenji
Disease: Fanconi Syndrome
Laboratory: Orthopedic Foundation for Animals

Fucosidosis

Breed (s): English Springer Spaniel
Disease: Fucosidosis
Laboratory: Animal Health Trust, PennGen Laboratories

Gangliosidosis Storage Disease (GM1)

Breed (s): Portuguese Water Dog
Disease: Lysosomal Storage Disorders
Laboratory: NYU - Neurogenetics Laboratory

Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia (Type I)

Breed (s): Great Pyrenees, Otterhound
Disease: Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia
Laboratory: Auburn University - Boudreaux Laboratory

Globoid Cell Leukodystrophy

Breed (s): Cairn Terrier, West Highland White Terrier
Disease: Globoid Cell Leukodystrophy
Laboratory: Jefferson Medical College - Wenger Neurolory Laboratory

Glycogen Storage Disease Type IIIa

Breed (s): Curly-Coated Retriever
Disease: Glycogen Storage Disease
Laboratory: Michigan State University - Comparative Medical Genetics

Hemophilia B (GWHP)

Breed (s): German Wirehaired Pointer
Disease: Hemophilia
Laboratory: Cornell University - Comparative Coagulation Section

Hemophilia B - Coagulation Factor IX Deficiency

Breed (s): Bull Terrier, Lhasa Apso
Disease: Hemophilia
Laboratory: VetGen LLC

Hereditary Cataracts

Breed (s): Australian Shepherd, French Bulldog, Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Disease: Cataracts
Laboratory: Animal Health Trust, VetGen LLC

Hereditary Nephritis (Glomerulopathy)

Breed (s): Samoyed
Disease: NephritisGlomerulonephritis
Laboratory: VetGen LLC

Hyperuricosuria - Elevated Uric Acid

Breed (s): American Staffordshire Terrier, Australian Shepherd, Black Russian Terrier, Bulldog, Dalmatian, German Shepherd Dog, Giant Schnauzer, Jack Russell Terrier, Labrador Retriever, Large Munsterlander, Parson Russell Terrier, Pomeranian, Weimaraner
Disease: Hyperuricosuria
Laboratory: Animal Health Trust, UC Davis - Veterinary Genetics Laboratory

Hypothyroidism - Congenital Hypothyroidism with Goiter

Breed (s): Rat Terrier, Spanish Water Dog, Tenterfield Terrier, Toy Fox Terrier
Disease: Hypothyroidism
Laboratory: Michigan State University - Comparative Medical Genetics

Ichthyosis

Breed (s): Norfolk Terrier
Disease: Ichthyosis
Laboratory: Michigan State University - Comparative Medical Genetics

Ichthyosis (ICT-A)

Breed (s): Golden Retriever
Disease: Ichthyosis
Laboratory: Optigen LLC

Juvenile Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Breed (s): Portuguese Water Dog
Disease: Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Laboratory: PennGen Laboratories

L-2-hydroxyglutaric Aciduria

Breed (s): Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Disease: L-2-hydroxyglutaric Acidurea
Laboratory: Animal Health Trust, University of Missouri - Animal Molecular Genetics Laboratory

Leonberger Polyneuropathy

Breed (s): Leonberger
Disease: Polyneuropathy
Laboratory: University of Minnesota - Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

Lupoid Dermatosis Genotyping DNA Test

Breed (s): German Shorthaired Pointer
Disease: Lupoid Dermatosis
Laboratory: University of Pennsylvania - Veterinary Medical Genetics

Merle - SILV

Breed (s): All Dogs
Disease: Coat
Laboratory: IDEXX Vita-Tech

Mucopolysaccharidosis Type IIIA

Breed (s): Dachshund
Disease: Mucopolysaccharidosis
Laboratory: PennGen Laboratories

Mucopolysaccharidosis Type IIIB

Breed (s): Schipperke
Disease: Mucopolysaccharidosis
Laboratory: PennGen Laboratories

Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VI

Breed (s): Miniature Pinscher, Miniature Schnauzer
Disease: Mucopolysaccharidosis
Laboratory: PennGen Laboratories

Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VII

Breed (s): German Shepherd Dog, Mixed Breeds
Disease: Mucopolysaccharidosis
Laboratory: PennGen Laboratories

Multi-Drug Reactivity (MDR1)

Breed (s): Australian Shepherd, Australian Shepherd (Miniature), Border Collie, Collie, German Shepherd Dog, Longhaired Whippet, Old English Sheepdog, Shetland Sheepdog, Silken Windhound
Disease: Multi-Drug Sensitivity
Laboratory: Washington State University - Veterinary Clinical Pathology Laboratory

Musladin-Leuke Syndrome

Breed (s): Beagle
Disease: Musladin-Leuke Syndrome
Laboratory: UC Davis - Veterinary Genetics Laboratory

Myotonia Congenita

Breed (s): Miniature Schnauzer
Disease: Myotonia Congenita
Laboratory: PennGen Laboratories

Narcolepsy

Breed (s): Dachshund, Doberman Pinscher, Labrador Retriever
Disease: Narcolepsy
Laboratory: Optigen LLC

Neonatal Encephalopathy

Breed (s): Standard Poodle
Disease: Neonatal Encephalopathy
Laboratory: Orthopedic Foundation for Animals, VetGen LLC

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses (LTT)

Breed (s): Tibetan Terrier
Disease: Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses
Laboratory: Orthopedic Foundation for Animals

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (CLN2)

Breed (s): Dachshund
Disease: Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses
Laboratory: University of Missouri - Animal Molecular Genetics Laboratory

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (CLN8)

Breed (s): English Setter
Disease: Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses
Laboratory: University of Missouri - Animal Molecular Genetics Laboratory, VetGen LLC

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (CSTD)

Breed (s): American Bulldog
Disease: Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses
Laboratory: Orthopedic Foundation for Animals, VetGen LLC

Phosphofructokinase Deficiency (PFK M-Type)

Breed (s): Cocker Spaniel, English Cocker Spaniel, English Springer Spaniel
Disease: Phosphofructokinase Deficiency
Laboratory: Animal Health Trust, Optigen LLC, PennGen Laboratories, University of Missouri - Animal Molecular Genetics Laboratory, VetGen LLC

Polyneuropathy (NDRG1)

Breed (s): Greyhound
Disease: Polyneuropathy
Laboratory: Optigen LLC, VetGen LLC

Portuguese Water Dog Improper Coat

Breed (s): Portuguese Water Dog
Disease: Coat
Laboratory: Optigen LLC

Primary Hyperparathyroidism

Breed (s): Keeshond
Disease: Hyperparathyroidism
Laboratory: Cornell University - Goldstein Molecular and Genetics Laboratory

Primary Lens Luxation (PLL)

Breed (s): Australian Cattle Dog, Chinese Crested, Jack Russell Terrier, Lancashire Heeler, Miniature Bull Terrier, Parson Russell Terrier, Rat Terrier, Russell Terrier, Sealyham Terrier, Tibetan Terrier, Toy Fox Terrier, Welsh Terrier, Wire Fox Terrier, Yorkshire Terrier
Disease: Lens Luxation
Laboratory: Animal Health Trust, Orthopedic Foundation for Animals

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (Form: Type A-PRA)

Breed (s): Miniature Schnauzer
Disease: Progressive Retinal Atrophy
Laboratory: Optigen LLC

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) (Form: cord1)

Breed (s): Dachshund, English Springer Spaniel
Disease: Progressive Retinal Atrophy
Laboratory: Animal Health Trust, University of Missouri - Animal Molecular Genetics Laboratory, VetGen LLC

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) (Form: Dominant)

Breed (s): Bullmastiff, English Mastiff, Mastiff
Disease: Progressive Retinal Atrophy
Laboratory: Optigen LLC

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) (Form: gr-pra1)

Breed (s): Golden Retriever
Disease: Progressive Retinal Atrophy
Laboratory: Animal Health Trust, Optigen LLC

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) (Form: Prcd)

Breed (s): American Eskimo Dog, Australian Cattle Dog, Australian Shepherd, Australian Shepherd (Miniature), Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Chinese Crested, Cocker Spaniel, English Cocker Spaniel, Entlebucher Mountain Dog, Finnish Lapphund, Golden Retriever, Karelian Bear Dog, Kuvasz, Labrador Retriever, Miniature Poodle, Norwegian Elkhound, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Poodle, Portuguese Water Dog, Silky Terrier, Spanish Water Dog, Swedish Lapphund, Toy Poodle, Yorkshire Terrier
Disease: Progressive Retinal Atrophy
Laboratory: Optigen LLC

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) (Form: Rcd1)

Breed (s): Irish Red and White Setter, Irish Setter
Disease: Progressive Retinal Atrophy
Laboratory: Animal Health Trust, Optigen LLC, VetGen LLC

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) (Form: Rcd1a)

Breed (s): Sloughi
Disease: Progressive Retinal Atrophy
Laboratory: Animal Health Trust, Optigen LLC

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) (Form: Rcd3)

Breed (s): Cardigan Welsh Corgi
Disease: Progressive Retinal Atrophy
Laboratory: Optigen LLC, VetGen LLC

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) (Form: X-Linked)

Breed (s): Samoyed, Siberian Husky
Disease: Progressive Retinal Atrophy
Laboratory: Optigen LLC

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (rcd4)

Breed (s): Gordon Setter, Irish Setter
Disease: Progressive Retinal Atrophy
Laboratory: Animal Health Trust

Progressive Rod-Cone Dysplasia (PRCD) (Form: rcd2)

Breed (s): Collie
Disease: Progressive Rod-cone DysplasiaProgressive Retinal Atrophy
Laboratory: Optigen LLC

Pug Dog Encephalitis

Breed (s): Pug
Disease: Pug Dog Encephalitis
Laboratory: UC Davis - Veterinary Genetics Laboratory

Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Phosphatase 1 (PDP1)

Breed (s): Clumber Spaniel, Sussex Spaniel
Disease: Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Phosphatase Deficiency
Laboratory: Animal Health Trust, University of Missouri - Animal Molecular Genetics Laboratory, VetGen LLC

Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency

Breed (s): Basenji, Beagle, Cairn Terrier, West Highland White Terrier
Disease: Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency
Laboratory: Optigen LLC, PennGen Laboratories, VetGen LLC

Renal Cystadenocarcinoma and Nodular Dermatofibrosis (RCND)

Breed (s): German Shepherd Dog
Disease: Renal Cystadenocarcinoma
Laboratory: VetGen LLC

Retinal Dysplasia (RD/OSD)

Breed (s): Labrador Retriever, Samoyed
Disease: Retinal Dysplasia
Laboratory: Optigen LLC

Severe Combined Immune-Deficiency (SCID)

Breed (s): Basset Hound, Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Disease: Severe Combined Immune-Deficiency
Laboratory: PennGen Laboratories

Short Tail (Bob Tail)

Breed (s): Australian Shepherd, Boxer, Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Swedish Lapphund
Laboratory: Animal Health Trust

Thrombopathia

Breed (s): Basset Hound
Disease: Thrombopathia
Laboratory: Auburn University - Boudreaux Laboratory

Trapped Neutrophil Syndrome

Breed (s): Border Collie
Disease: Trapped Neutrophil Syndrome
Laboratory: University of South Wales - Wilton Laboratory

von Willebrand's Disease

Breed (s): Irish Red and White Setter
Disease: von Willebrand's Disease
Laboratory: Animal Health Trust

von Willebrand's Disease Type I

Breed (s): Bernese Mountain Dog, Coton de Tulear, Doberman Pinscher, Drentsche Patrijshond, German Pinscher, Kerry Blue Terrier, Manchester Terrier, Miniature Poodle, Papillon, Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Stabyhoun, Standard Poodle, Toy Poodle
Disease: von Willebrand's Disease
Laboratory: VetGen LLC

von Willebrand's Disease Type II

Breed (s): German Shorthaired Pointer, German Wirehaired Pointer, Pointer
Disease: von Willebrand's Disease
Laboratory: VetGen LLC

von Willebrand's Disease Type III

Breed (s): Kooikerhondje, Scottish Terrier, Shetland Sheepdog
Disease: von Willebrand's Disease
Laboratory: VetGen LLC

About the Author

Carmen L Battaglia holds a Ph.D. and Masters Degree from Florida State University. As an AKC judge, researcher and writer, he has been a leader in promotion of breeding better dogs and has written many articles and several books.Dr. Battaglia is also a popular TV and radio talk show speaker. His seminars on breeding dogs, selecting sires and choosing puppies have been well received by the breed clubs all over the country.