Black hair follicular dysplasia, an autosomal recessive condition in dogs

Can Vet J. 1998 Oct;39(10):644-6.


Using histology, a coat color abnormality and the subsequent hair loss were diagnosed as black hair follicular dysplasia. A pedigree analysis of an affected litter and literature review suggests that this is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait. The melanocyte stimulating hormone receptor gene is ruled out by using linkage analysis.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Chromosome Aberrations / veterinary*
  • Chromosome Disorders
  • Dogs
  • Ectodermal Dysplasia / genetics
  • Ectodermal Dysplasia / veterinary*
  • Female
  • Genes, Recessive
  • Hair Color / genetics*
  • Hair Diseases / genetics
  • Hair Diseases / veterinary
  • Hair Follicle / abnormalities*
  • Male
  • Pedigree