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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-13-2010, 09:44 AM Thread Starter
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Genetic Diseases and phenotype (coat)

Can anyone point me to any research on GSDs to see if coat color/markings are linked in any way with certain genetic diseases? or cancers?


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In GSDs, coat type and color have no genetic links to any health problems. There are other breeds where color/markings are tied into some health problems, such as merlexmerle breedings in some breeds, white Boxers and Dalmatians, isabella Dobermans, etc... but that is not the case with GSDs.


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thank you, chris!

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