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The B-locus part is a genetic test which just tells you whether the dog carries all black genes or has a recessive gene for red. Not exactly a health test, though it can be useful for breeders. A D-locus test would tell you whether you might have a chance of getting a dilute dobe from a particular breeding, which is of concern because of possible coat problems. Though again, that test may be useful for a breeder to predict possible coat colors puppies he might have from a particular breeding, but once you have a puppy on the ground, it is pretty obvious what color he is!
B/B means both genes the dog carries for coat color code for Black.
I'm thinking the DCM N/N result may refer to the genetic tests looking for markers to indicate if a dog might have a tendency to develop DCM. At this point, those test results are equivocal; some dogs with positive results never develop DCM, others who are negative do. These tests are of interest academically, as scientists try to track down causes of DCM and a way to track it in your breeding stock. But because we really don't know exactly what is going on with DCM, it is much more useful, mandatory really, that a breeder do a holter and echocardiogram on all dogs he intends to breed within 6 months to a year of the planned breeding.
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