Coat Colour Dilution and Neurological Defects (CDN)

Coat colour dilution and neurological defects (CDN) are a group of rare genetic diseases resembling human Griscelli Syndrome Type 1. The disease has been investigated miniature dachshund. Affected dogs show a dilute red colour, which is much lighter than the standard red colour of non-affected dogs.  Affected puppies can’t keep their bodies in a normal position, can’t maintain an upright head position and keep falling on their side.

Inheritance: autosomal recessive - read more

Mutation: MYO5A gene

Genetic test: The method used forgenetic testing is extremely accurate and allows complete differentiation between affected animals, carriers and healthy dogs. DNA testing can be done at any age.

Disease control: read more

DNA test sample: EDTA whole blood (1.0 ml) or buccal swabs. Detailed information about sampling can be found here.


54.00 €

  • You can order free sampling kit.
  • Only one sample is required for each animal, even if you order several tests.
  • Samples are stored for the option to order additional tests.
  • We offer expert assistance in interpreting the results.
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