Why Do Some Dogs Have More Colorful Coats?

Analysis by Dr. Karen Shaw Becker

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  • Coat color in dogs comes from yellow (pheomelanin) and black (eumelanin) pigments, which are controlled by the pigment-switching genes MC1R (melanocortin 1 receptor) and agouti signaling protein (ASIP)

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