Many German Shepherds are used

Panda German Shepherd Breeder


A mutation in the KIT gene has been found to be the source of the dominant white spotting pattern known as Panda that occurs in a line of German Shepherd dogs. This mutation is very recent as it appeared spontaneously in a female born in 2000. The Panda pattern is characterized by symmetrical markings of white forelock, muzzle, chest, ventral abdomen, collar and tip of the tail. The amount of white can vary from dog to dog. In the homozygous state, the Panda mutation is considered an early embryonic lethal as no live dogs with the pattern and with 2 copies of the mutation have been observed. Heterozygous (1 copy of the mutation) dogs do not have any health defects associated with this pattern.

The Veterinary Genetics Laboratory offers a test for the Panda pattern to allow breeders to determine if white patterning is caused by this KIT gene mutation.

|
Allow 2-6 business days for results.

Results reported as:

Genotype Interpretation
N/N No copies of the Panda mutation are present.
N/P 1 copy of the Panda mutation is present.

Reference:

Wong AK, AL Ruhe, KR Robertson, ER Loew, DC Williams and MW Neff. A de novo mutation in KIT causes white spotting in a subpopulation of German Shepherd dogs. Animal Genetics 2013 Jun;44(3):305-310. doi: 10.1111/age.12006. Epub 2012 Nov 8.



Share this article





Related Posts



Latest Posts
Stuffed German Shepherd Dog
Stuffed German…
Cerberus the stuffed German Shepherd…
Alsatian Dog Rescue
Alsatian Dog…
Neglected dog looking for new home as…
German Shepherd Trained dogs
German Shepherd…
Welcome to New Sentry K9. You’ve come…
Black German Shepherd Facts
Black German…
The newest addition to my pack! This…
About Alsatian Dog
About Alsatian…
And a couple who look after the graveyard…
Search
Featured posts
  • German Shepherd breeders Near me
  • German Shepherd breeders list
  • Kennel Club German Shepherd breeders
  • American German Shepherd breeders
  • German Shepherd Breeder Reviews
  • Local German Shepherd breeders
  • German Shepherd breeders United States
  • White German Shepherd Breeders
  • Old German Shepherd Dog breeders
Copyright © 2019 l www.alcazarzwinger.com. All rights reserved.