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."

Breeder Concierge Service

If you need assistance ordering, you're welcome to call us directly at 800.625.0874 or email our team using the form on this page. We'll get back to you as soon as possible to help you place your order!


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
  • Postage-paid return envelope (if mailed in the U.S.)

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.

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DNA Technology Park
1 DDC Way
Fairfield, OH 45014

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