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As is the case with many traits, the degree of shedding is not strictly regulated by a single gene, but rather by a combination of genes functioning together. Further research has identified a link between shedding (SD locus) and furnishings or improper coats (F locus). Understanding the dog's furnishings and shedding variants helps determine the overall degree of shedding.
Determines the level of shedding and is closely related to the furnishings gene. One copy of the shedding variant usually results in a low to moderate level of shedding, with two copies of the shedding variant leads to a high level of shedding. Different combinations of shedding and furnishings results in different levels of shedding.
Trait (Associated with Phenotype)
It is a trait and so is tested based on preference, not usually for health concerns.
Mode of Inheritance:
Autosomal Dominant with Incomplete Penetrance
Hayward, 2016, Nat Com, 7;10460
Associated Breed(s):Affenpinscher, Afghan Hound, Airedale Terrier, Akita , Alaskan Husky, Alaskan Malamute, American Bulldog , American Bully , American Cocker Spaniel, American Eskimo Dog, American Foxhound, American Hairless (Rat) Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Anatolian Shepherd, Asian Shepherd, Aussiedoodle, Australasian Bosdog, Australian Bulldog, Australian Cattle Dog, Australian Cobberdog, Australian Kelpie, Australian Labradoodle , Australian Shepherd, Australian Silky Terrier, Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog, Australian Terrier, Azawakh, Basenji, Basset Fauve De Bretagne , Basset Hound, Beagle, Beaglier, Bearded Collie , Bedlington Terrier, Belgian Groenendael Shepherd, Belgian Lakenois Shepherd, Belgian Malinois Shepherd, Belgian Tervueren Shepherd , Bernedoodle, Bernese Mountain Dog, Bichon Frise, Biewer Terrier, Black Russian Terrier , Bloodhound, Boerboel, Border Collie, Border Terrier, Bordoodle, Borzoi, Boston Terrier, Bouvier Des Flandres, Boxer , Boykin Spaniel, Bracco Italiano, Brazilian Terrier, Briard, British Bulldog, Brittany Spaniel , Bull Arab, Bull Terrier, Bullmastiff, Cairn Terrier, Canaan Dog, Cane Corso Italiano, Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Catahoula, Catahoula Leopard Dog, Caucasian Shepherd Dog, Cavador, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Cavoodle, Central Asian Shepherd Dog, Cesky Terrier, Chesapeake Bay Retriever , Chihuahua, Chinese Crested, Chinook, Chow Chow, Cirneco dell'Etna, Clumber Spaniel , Cockapoo, Cocker Spaniel, Collie Rough, Collie Smooth, Colonial Cocker Spaniel, Coonhound, Coton De Tulear, Curly Coated Retriever, Czechoslovakian Wolfdog, Dachshund , Dachshund Short Hair, Dachshund Standard Long Hair, Dachshund Standard Smooth Hair, Dachshund Standard Wire Hair, Dachshund Wire Hair, Dalmatian, Dandie Dinmont Terrier, Dingo, Dobermann, Dogue de Bordeaux, Double Doodle, Dutch Shepherd, Dwarf Poodle, English Pointer, English Setter , English Shepherd, English Springer Spaniel, English Toy Spaniel , English Toy Terrier, Estrela Mountain Dog, Field Spaniel, Finnish Lapphund, Finnish Spitz, Flat Coated Retriever, Fox Terrier (Toy), Foxhound , French Bulldog, Frisian Water Dog, German Pinscher, German Shepherd Dog, German Shorthaired Pointer, German Spaniel, German Spitz , German Wirehaired Pointer, Giant Schnauzer, Glen of Imaal Terrier, Goldador, Golden Retriever, Goldendoodle, Gordon Setter , Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen, Great Dane, Great Pyrenees, Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, Greyhound , Griffon Bruxellois - Standard, Groodle, Harlequin Pinscher, Havanese, Havanese Terrier Toy, Hungarian Kuvasz, Hungarian Vizsla, Huntaway, Ibizan Hound, Icelandic Sheepdog, Irish Setter, Irish Terrier, Irish Water Spaniel, Irish Wolfhound, Italian Greyhound, Italian Spinone, Jack Russell Terrier, Jagd Terrier, Japanese Akita Inu, Japanese Chin, Japanese Shiba Inu, Japanese Spitz, Kangal Shepherd Dog, Kaninchen Dachshund, Keeshond, Kerry Blue Terrier, King Charles Spaniel, Komondor, Koolie , Kromfohrländer, Labradoodle , Labradoodle Retrodoodle , Labrador Retriever, Lagotto Romagnolo, Lakeland Terrier , Lancashire Heeler, Landseer ECT, Lapponian Herder, Large Munsterlander, Leonberger, Lhasa Apso, Lowchen, Maltese, Maltese Shih tzu, Manchester Terrier , Maremma Sheepdog, Mastiff , Miki, Miniature American Shepherd, Miniature Australian Bulldog, Miniature Australian Shepherd, Miniature Bull Terrier, Miniature Dachshund, Miniature Dachshund Long Hair, Miniature Dachshund Short Hair, Miniature Dachshund Smooth Hair, Miniature Dachshund Wire Hair, Miniature Fox Terrier, Miniature Pinscher , Miniature Poodle, Miniature Schnauzer, Miniature Yorkshire Terrier, Mixed Breed, Moodle, Mountain Dog , Moyen Poodle, Mudi, Munsterlander, Murray River Retriever, Native American Indian Dog, Neapolitan Mastiff, New Zealand Heading Dog, Newfoundland, Norfolk Terrier , Norwegian Elkhound, Norwich Terrier, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever , Old Danish Pointing Dog, Old English Mastiff , Old English Sheepdog , Otterhound, Papillon, Parson Russell Terrier, Pekingese, Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Peruvian Hairless Dog, Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, Phalene, Pharaoh Hound, Plott Hound, Pointer, Polish Lowland Sheepdog, Pomeranian, Porti-Doodle, Portuguese Podengo, Portuguese Water Dog, Prague Ratter, Presa de Canario, Pug, Puli, Pumi, Pyrenean Sheepdog, Rat Terrier, Red and White Setter, Rhodesian Ridgeback , Rottweiler , Russian Toy, Saint Bernard , Saluki, Samoyed, Sarplaninac, Schapendoes, Schipperke, Schnoodle, Scottish Deerhound, Scottish Terrier , Sealydale Terrier, Sealyham Terrier , Shar Pei, Sheepadoodle, Shetland Sheepdog, Shiba Inu, Shih tzu, Shikoku, Shmoodle, Short Bully, Shortybull, Siberian Husky, Silky Terrier , Skye Terrier, Sloughi, Smithfield, Smooth Fox Terrier, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, Southern Cross Bulldog, Spanatriever, Spanish Water Dog, Spoodle, Springador, Staffordshire Bull Terrier , Standard Poodle, Standard Schnauzer, Sussex Spaniel, Swedish Lapphund, Swedish Vallhund, Tenterfield Terrier , Tibelier, Tibetan Mastiff, Tibetan Spaniel, Tibetan Terrier , Toy Poodle, Volpino Italiano, Water Spaniel , Weimaraner, Weimaraner Long Hair , Welsh Springer Spaniel, Welsh Terrier , West Highland White Terrier , Whippet , White Swiss Shepherd, Wire Fox Terrier, Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, Wirehaired Vizsla, Xoloitzcuintle (Mexican Hairless), Yorkshire Terrier,