Learn about your dog's coat length and texture, body size and other traits.
You can find a comprehensive list of the traits and coat colors we test for here: Traits List
You can find a list of the coat colors we test for here: Does the Embark test include coat color?
Furnishings, shedding, and curls are all genetic. Several genes are at work here, and they all interact.
- Furnishings (RSPO2)
- Curly Coat (KRT71)
- Long Hair (FGF5)
- Shedding (MC5R)
- Hairlessness (FOXI3)
- Hairlessness (SGK3)
- Oculocutaneous Albinism (SLC45A2)
Other Body Features
- Muzzle Length (BMP3)
- Tail Length (T)
- Hind Dew Claws (LMBR1)
- Eye Color (ALX4)
- Back Muscling & Bulk, Large Breed (ACSL4)
- Body Size (IGF1, IGF1R, GHR, STC2)
Body size is a complex trait that is affected by both genetic and environmental variation. Our genetic analysis includes genes that, together, explain over 85 percent of the variation in dog body size.