pigmentation and gender
in dog breeds at risk
function was tested in dogs from breeds at risk
– Dalmatian, English Setter (ES), English
Bull Terrier (BT), Australian Cattle dog ( ACD
Leopard dog, and
Jack Russell Terrier.
Deafness prevalence was
highest in Dalmatians
and lowest in ECS.
Phenotype correlation studies
in breeds with >100 brainstem
evoked responses (BAER) tested subjects.
gender differences were observed.
differences were seen between black- and
among the ES roan color
the ECS parti varieties,
the ACD colour varieties. Blue eyes
were positively associated and
were negatively associated with
in the Dalmatian. Blue eyes were
deafness in the ES and ECS. White BT were more
BT to be deaf. Having
one or more parent's ear deaf was
associated with deafness in Dalmatians, ES, and
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Deafness; Dog; Pigment ;