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White Shepherd

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“Loargann (Loar for the intimates) is a five years old White Swiss Shepherd, born the 14th of October 2015. He is adorable, obedient and he made my life happier than ever. He has a great temperament and he is a very social dog. The name "Loargann" in Breton (A language of the Brittany region of North West France) means: Moonlight and its diminutive "Loar" meaning Moon.”

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Place of Birth

Plonévez-du-Faou, France

Current Location

Paris, Île-de-France, France

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Plonévez-du-Faou, France

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Registration

N/A : 21764
Microchip: 250269606584450

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White Shepherd

An offshoot of German Shepherds, White Shepherds and White Swiss Shepherds are confident, courageous dogs with the same strong work ethic of their black and tan cousins.

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Health Summary

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Loar is at increased risk for one genetic health condition.

Multiple Drug Sensitivity

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Loar inherited one copy of the variant we tested

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Loar has one copy of a variant at the ABCB1 gene and is at risk for displaying adverse drug reactions. While he may not be as severely affected as a dog with two copies of the ABCB1 drug sensitivity allele, normal dosages of drugs could still have potentially severe effects on Loar. Please inform your veterinarian that Loar carries this variant; it is essential that they know this information before prescribing drugs.

What is Multiple Drug Sensitivity?

Sensitivity to certain classes of drugs, notably the parasiticide ivermectin, as well as certain gastroprotectant and anti-cancer medications, occurs in dogs with a mutation in the ABCB1 gene.

Breed-Relevant Genetic Conditions

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Hemophilia A

Identified in White Shepherds

Hemophilia A

Identified in White Shepherds

Canine Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency Type III, CLAD III

Identified in White Shepherds

Day Blindness

Identified in White Shepherds

Urate Kidney & Bladder Stones

Identified in White Shepherds

Anhidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia

Identified in White Shepherds

Renal Cystadenocarcinoma and Nodular Dermatofibrosis

Identified in White Shepherds

Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VII, Sly Syndrome, MPS VII

Identified in White Shepherds

Degenerative Myelopathy, DM

Identified in White Shepherds

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Through Loar’s mitochondrial DNA we can trace his mother’s ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. This map helps you visualize the routes that his ancestors took to your home. Their story is described below the map.

Haplogroup

A1a

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A16/17/99/100

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A1a

Loar’s Haplogroup

A1a is the most common maternal lineage among Western dogs. This lineage traveled from the site of dog domestication in Central Asia to Europe along with an early dog expansion perhaps 10,000 years ago. It hung around in European village dogs for many millennia. Then, about 300 years ago, some of the prized females in the line were chosen as the founding dogs for several dog breeds. That set in motion a huge expansion of this lineage. It's now the maternal lineage of the overwhelming majority of Mastiffs, Labrador Retrievers and Gordon Setters. About half of Boxers and less than half of Shar-Pei dogs descend from the A1a line. It is also common across the world among village dogs, a legacy of European colonialism.

A16/17/99/100

Loar’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1a haplogroup, this common haplotype is found in village dogs across the globe. Among breed dogs, we find it most frequently in Labrador Retrievers, Newfoundlands, German Shepherd Dogs, and Golden Retrievers.

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Through Loar’s Y-chromosome we can trace his father’s ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. This map helps you visualize the routes that his ancestors took to your home. Their story is described below the map.

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A1a

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H1a.15

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Loar’s Haplogroup

Some of the wolves that became the original dogs in Central Asia around 15,000 years ago came from this long and distinguished line of male dogs. After domestication, they followed their humans from Asia to Europe and then didn't stop there. They took root in Europe, eventually becoming the dogs that founded the Vizsla breed 1,000 years ago. The Vizsla is a Central European hunting dog, and all male Vizslas descend from this line. During the Age of Exploration, like their owners, these pooches went by the philosophy, "Have sail, will travel!" From the windy plains of Patagonia to the snug and homey towns of the American Midwest, the beaches of a Pacific paradise, and the broad expanse of the Australian outback, these dogs followed their masters to the outposts of empires. Whether through good fortune or superior genetics, dogs from the A1a lineage traveled the globe and took root across the world. Now you find village dogs from this line frolicking on Polynesian beaches, hanging out in villages across the Americas, and scavenging throughout Old World settlements. You can also find this "prince of patrilineages" in breeds as different as German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Pugs, Border Collies, Scottish Terriers, and Irish Wolfhounds. No male wolf line has been as successful as the A1a line!

H1a.15

Loar’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1a haplogroup, this haplotype is found in village dogs from across the globe (outside of Asia). As for breeds, it is primarily seen in German Shepherds, Labrador Retrievers, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. It is by far the most common haplotype in German Shepherds.

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Dogs with A1a lineage travelled during European Colonial times.

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