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.