Breed: Standard Dachshund/ Smoothhaired
167 bp 3' UTR insertion
Other Genetic Traits
The IC Locus determines for some breeds the variation in the dog's coat that makes its texture and appearance look different from the breed standard - i.e. change in hair type from wired to straight. It can also influence the presense or absense of "furnishings" (mustache and eyebrows). For some breeds and crosses, having the Improper Coat (IC) variation appears to be associated with dogs prone to shedding. Inherited phenotypes include: furnishings + proper coat, furnishings + improper coat, no furnishings + improper coat. The overall coat type is dependent on the combination of this dog's genotypes at the L, Cu, and IC loci.
Parker, HG., Chase, K., Cadieu, E., Lark, KG., Ostrander, EA. : An insertion in the RSPO2 gene correlates with improper coat in the Portuguese water dog. J Hered 101:612-7, 2010. Pubmed reference: 20562213. DOI: 10.1093/jhered/esq068.
Parker, H.G., Harris, A., Dreger, D.L., Davis, B.W., Ostrander, E.A. : The bald and the beautiful: hairlessness in domestic dog breeds. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 372:, 2017. Pubmed reference: 27994129. DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0488.