|Barked: Sun Mar 22, '09 2:58pm PST |
|I have to agree that she doesn't look albino at all. She has pigmentation on her nose, and albino anything, usually DOES NOT have pigmentation of the iris (color part of eye). I don't think the vet has ever even seen an albino dog before, to put your beautiful baby in that category. I have a wonderful site that explains albinism in dogs. In order for you dog to be put in an albino category is to have genetic testing done, that is the only true way to know if your dog is an albino.
White dogs with blue eyes are in a category all in their own, it is still unknown which gene causes white coat and blue eyes in dogs.
Each breed of dog has a specific gene that mutates to cause albinism, albino dogs, and most albino animals and albino humans have the mutation of the Tyrosinase gene, in order to be put in the albino category, the coding sequence of the TYR gene must be mutated.
Here is a great site that talks about albino gene mutations and the TYR gene with specific dog breeds.
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