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Hair length is one of the most important morphological traits in many dog breeds. Differences in coat length are visible in various dog breeds, but for some, the breed standard allows only one coat length. In some breeds, long or short variant is inacceptable. One such example is Pembroke Welsh Corgis where longhaired dogs (also called "fluffies") are inacceptable.

Inheritance: autosomal recessive- read more

Mutation: FGF5 gene

Genotype Description
N/N: the dog has short hair.
N/FGF5: the dog has short hair, but carries one copy of the variant gene which may be transmitted to offspring.
FGF5/FGF5: the dog has long hair.

 

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