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Tail length, Short


Disease Name
Tail length, Short
Mutation 2
Test Type
Genetic Disease/Disorder
Sometimes referred to as "natural bob-tails" this mutation is responsible for the shorter tail length in some breeds, such as Pembroke Welsh Corgi or Boxer. Not to be confused with dogs who have had manually docked tails.
Details 2
This is responsible for reduced tail length in some traditionally short-tailed breeds, such as Pembroke Welsh Corgi.
Haworth, K., Putt, W., Cattanach, B., Breen, M., Binns, M., Lingaas, P., Edwards, Y.H. : Canine homolog of the T-box transcription factor T; failure of the protein to bind to its DNA target leads to a short-tail phenotype Mammalian Genome 12:212-218, 2001. Pubmed reference: 11252170. DOI: 10.1007/s003350010253.
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