Natural Bobtail

Our natural-bobtail DNA screen tests genotypes for several breeds

Order Dog DNA Tests by Breed

In our state-of-the-art laboratory, we perform dozens of validated DNA tests for hundreds of breeds: Type in your dog’s breed and hit "Search" to see the possibilities. For dogs of unknown descent, type “mixed breed."

Test Highlights:

Name: Natural Bobtail

DNA Samples: Collected at Home Using Cheek Swabs

Cost: £58 + S&H per Dog/Multi-Test Discounts may Apply

Results: 5 Business Days after Receipt of Samples

How do I Know if my Dog Carries the Mutation for Natural Bobtail?

DDC Veterinary offers DNA testing for Natural Bobtail among several dog breeds. By identifying the genotypes of phenotypically short-tailed dogs, our clients can accurately determine whether the animal is a Natural Bobtail (genetically short-tailed) or has been artificially docked.

Breeders can use DNA testing as a tool to more effectively manage mating patterns and make more informed selection decisions.

DNA results are emailed within 5 business days, once all samples are received at the laboratory.

Not sure if you need this test? Check the list below or contact us for a free consultation.

Common Breeds We Test for Natural Bobtail

NOTE: We also can test other breeds

Australian Shepherd, Austrian Pinscher, Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog, Bourbonnais Pointer, Brazilian Terrier, Brittany Spaniel, Catahoula, Croatian Sheepdog, Danish/Swedish Farmdog, Karelian Bear Dog, Mudi, Parson Russel Terrier, Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Polish Lowland Sheepdog, Pyrenean Shepherd, Savoy Sheepdog, Schipperke, Spanish Waterdog, Swedish Vallhund.

Your natural-bobtail DNA-test kit includes:

  • Sterile DNA-collection swabs
  • Complete instructions

Understanding Results

Natural Bobtail (DNA marker tested – T gene mutation C189G): Natural Bobtail is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait. Dogs that have 2 normal copies of gene will have a long tail (or, if they have a short tail, then they have been artificially docked). Those dogs that have 1 normal copy and 1 copy of the C189G mutation (heterozygotes) are a genetically short-tailed animal (Natural Bobtail). Receiving 2 copies of the C189G mutation is considered to be lethal.

The More You Test, the More You Save: Every Day!


Multiple Test Discount: Buy 2 or more dog tests (in any combination) and receive 20% off your order!

Reach Us

Do you have questions or need assistance? Contact our team.

Our Pets & Vets products are serviced exclusively by our U.S.A office. Email your request using the form, and one of our experts will reply as soon as possible.

DNA Technology Park
1 DDC Way
Fairfield, OH 45014

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