About the Authors

Michaela Drögemüller

Affiliations Institute of Genetics, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland, DermFocus, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Vidhya Jagannathan

Affiliations Institute of Genetics, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland, DermFocus, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Doreen Becker

Affiliations Institute of Genetics, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland, DermFocus, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Cord Drögemüller

Affiliations Institute of Genetics, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland, DermFocus, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Claude Schelling

Affiliation Clinic for Reproductive Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Jocelyn Plassais

Affiliations CNRS, UMR 6290, Institut Génétique et Développement de Rennes, Rennes, France, Université Rennes 1, UEB, Biosit, Faculté de Médecine, Rennes, France

Cécile Kaerle

Affiliation Antagene, Animal Genetics Laboratory, La Tour de Salvagny, France

Caroline Dufaure de Citres

Affiliation Antagene, Animal Genetics Laboratory, La Tour de Salvagny, France

Anne Thomas

Affiliation Antagene, Animal Genetics Laboratory, La Tour de Salvagny, France

Eliane J. Müller

Affiliations DermFocus, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland, Institute of Animal Pathology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Monika M. Welle

Affiliations DermFocus, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland, Institute of Animal Pathology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Petra Roosje

Affiliations DermFocus, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland, Division of Clinical Dermatology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Tosso Leeb

Tosso.Leeb@vetsuisse.unibe.ch

Affiliations Institute of Genetics, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland, DermFocus, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Competing Interests

I have read the journal's policy and have the following conflicts: The authors CK, CDdC and AT are employees of Antagene, a private company selling diagnostic tests in dogs.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MD VJ JP AT EJM MMW PR TL. Performed the experiments: MD VJ DB CD JP CK CDdC MMW PR TL. Analyzed the data: MD VJ DB JP CK CDdC AT EJM MMW PR TL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CS. Wrote the paper: MD VJ AT EJM MMW PR TL.