Painting Your Dog's Canvas

The following are examples of dogs who have had their full color panels tested for the book and are included in the chapter -
" Painting Your Dog's Canvas With The Locus Series."

Emmie
Emmie

E Locus - E(m)/E(m) -  Black Mask
K Locus - k(br)/k(y) - Brindle/Non-Black - red pigment can express
A Locus - a(t)/a - Tan Trim/Recessive Black Carrier
B Locus - B/b - Non-Brown/Brown Carrier
D Locus - D/D - Non-Dilute
H Locus - h/h - Non-Harlequin
M Locus - M/m - Merle/Non-Merle
S Locus - S/S - Non-Piebald
BT/bt - Natural Bobtail

Hidden
"a" - Recessive Black
"b" - Brown

Geist
Geist

E Locus - e/e - Clear Red
K Locus - k(br)/k(y) - Brindle/Non-Black
A Locus - A(y)/a(t) - Sable/Tan Trim
B Locus - B/b - Non-Brown/Brown Carrier
D Locus - D/D - Non-Dilute
H Locus - h/h - Non-Harlequin
M Locus - M/m or M(a)/m (see below)
S Locus - S/s(p) - Non-Piebald/Piebald Carrier

Since Geist is "e/e" - Clear Red - all other colors and patterns are masked.
His Merle test was done through UC Davis who do not report "M(a)". Given his parents and littermates he could be either "M/m" or M(a)/m" - a test through Biofocus would be needed to confirm.

K Locus result is given via a Brindle test through Health Gene and the results of his littermates and parents.
The testing for Brindle is covered on page 23. One of Geist's littermates, Warden, can be seen on Page 32.

Cuchama
Cuchama

E Locus - E/e - Normal Extension/Clear Red Carrier
K Locus - k(y)/k(y) - Non-Black - Red Pigment Can Express
A Locus - a(t)/a(t) - Tan Trim
B Locus - B/b - Non-Brown/Brown Carrier
D Locus - D/d - Non-Dilute/Dilute Carrier
H Locus - h/h - Non-Harlequin
M Locus - M(a)M(c) - Atypical Merle/Cryptic Merle
S Locus - S/S - Non-Piebald

Hidden
"e" - Clear Red
"b" - Brown
"d" - Dilute
"M(a) and M(c) would be considered to be hidden, a test would be the only way to confirm this Merle result. 

Jewel
Jewel

E Locus - E/E - Normal Extension
K Locus - K(B)/* - Dominant Black - can not express red pigment of Tan Trim
A Locus - a(t)/a(t) - Tan Trim
B Locus - b/b - Brown
D Locus - D/D - Non-Dilute
H Locus - h/h - Non-Harlequin
M Locus - M/M(c) - Merle/Cryptic Merle
S Locus - S/S - Non-Piebald

Hidden -
"a(t)" - Tan Trim
The second allele on the K Locus is unknown - it could be "k(br)" - Brindle or "k(y)" - Non-Black. Testing was done through UC Davis who do not report on Brindle. The testing of Brindle is covered on page 23.

Jazz
Jazz

E Locus - E(m)/e - Masked/Clear Red Carrier
K Locus - k(y)/k(y) - Non-Black - Red Pigment Can Express
A Locus - a(t)/a - Tan Trim/Recessive Black Carrier
B Locus - B/b - Non-Brown/Brown Carrier
D Locus - D/D - Non-Dilute
H Locus - h/h - Non-Harlequin
M Locus - M(c)/m - Cryptic Merle
S Locus - S/s(p)-  Non-Piebald/Piebald Carrier

Hidden - 
"e" - Clear Red
"a" - Recessive Black
"b" - Brown
"M(c) - Cryptic Merle
"s(p)" - Piebald

Note - Jazz is "Saddleback"  or "Saddle Tan Pattern" (Creeping Trim) - Dependent on the RALY gene covered on page 38.

Pharao
Pharao

E Locus - E(m)/E(m) - Masked
K Locus - k(y)/k(y) - Non-Black - Red Pigment Can Express
A Locus - a(t)/a(t) - Tan Trim
B Locus - b/b - Brown
D Locus - d/d - Dilute
H Locus - h/h - Non-Harlequin
M Locus - M(a)/m - Atypical Merle/Non-Merle
S Locus - S/S - Non-Piebald

Hidden - 
M(a) would be considered to be hidden, a test through Biofocus would be the only way to confirm this Merle result.