A mere three genes responsible for all dog coats

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  1. Boemy

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    According to this article, only THREE GENES are responsible for all the different coat types found in various breeds! Incredible! :yikes:

    I wonder if that last paragraph means that breeds with certain types of coats are more vulnerable or if it means that when a specific coat is part of the breed (no matter what KIND of coat it is), the breed is more vulnerable than, say, border collies which (as I understand it) can have more of a variety of coat--either short or long, etc.
     
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    where do wirehairs fit in? i know that is more of a texture issue but is the texture the work of those three genes or some other(s)?
     
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    Here's what it said:

     
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    What about single coats v double coats?
     

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