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“Alita”
Moody H Alita

Australian Shepherd Group

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“Tested and owned by Samantha Pollzzie”

Place of Birth

Connelly Springs, NC, USA

Current Location

Pemberville, Ohio, USA

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Connelly Springs, NC, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherds are an energetic mid-sized breed that make the perfect companion.

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Genetic Stats

Predicted Adult Weight

51 lbs

Genetic Age
19 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Australian Shepherd

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  • On 5/25/2021 changed name from "Alita" to "Moody H Alita"

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Health Summary

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Alita has one variant that you should let your vet know about.

ALT Activity

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Alita inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

Alita has one copy of a variant associated with reduced ALT activity as measured on veterinary blood chemistry panels. Please inform your veterinarian that Alita has this genotype, as ALT is often used as an indicator of liver health and Alita is likely to have a lower than average resting ALT activity. As such, an increase in Alita’s ALT activity could be evidence of liver damage, even if it is within normal limits by standard ALT reference ranges.

What is ALT Activity?

Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) is a clinical tool that can be used by veterinarians to better monitor liver health. This result is not associated with liver disease. ALT is one of several values veterinarians measure on routine blood work to evaluate the liver. It is a naturally occurring enzyme located in liver cells that helps break down protein. When the liver is damaged or inflamed, ALT is released into the bloodstream.

Breed-Relevant Genetic Conditions

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Multiple Drug Sensitivity (ABCB1)

Identified in Australian Shepherds and Australian Shepherds

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd (PRCD Exon 1)

Identified in Australian Shepherds and Australian Shepherds

Collie Eye Anomaly (NHEJ1)

Identified in Australian Shepherds and Australian Shepherds

Canine Multifocal Retinopathy, cmr1 (BEST1 Exon 2)

Identified in Australian Shepherds and Australian Shepherds

Hereditary Cataracts (HSF4 Exon 9, Australian Shepherd Variant)

Identified in Australian Shepherds and Australian Shepherds

Urate Kidney & Bladder Stones (SLC2A9)

Identified in Australian Shepherds and Australian Shepherds

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 6, NCL 6 (CLN6 Exon 7, Australian Shepherd Variant)

Identified in Australian Shepherds and Australian Shepherds

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 8, NCL 8 (CLN8, Australian Shepherd Variant)

Identified in Australian Shepherds and Australian Shepherds

Craniomandibular Osteopathy, CMO (SLC37A2)

Identified in Australian Shepherds and Australian Shepherds

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

Haplogroup

B1

Haplotype

B1c

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B1

Moody H Alita’s Haplogroup

B1 is the second most common maternal lineage in breeds of European or American origin. It is the female line of the majority of Golden Retrievers, Basset Hounds, and Shih Tzus, and about half of Beagles, Pekingese and Toy Poodles. This lineage is also somewhat common among village dogs that carry distinct ancestry from these breeds. We know this is a result of B1 dogs being common amongst the European dogs that their conquering owners brought around the world, because nowhere on earth is it a very common lineage in village dogs. It even enables us to trace the path of (human) colonization: Because most Bichons are B1 and Bichons are popular in Spanish culture, B1 is now fairly common among village dogs in Latin America.

B1c

Moody H Alita’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, we have detected this haplotype in Mexico and Lebanon village dogs. Among the 12 breeds that we have spotted this haplotype in, it occurs most frequently in Border Collies, Australian Shepherd Dogs, and West Highland white Terriers.

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The B1 haplogroup can be found in village dogs like the Peruvian Village Dog, pictured above.

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The Paternal Haplotype reveals a dog’s deep ancestral lineage, stretching back thousands of years to the original domestication of dogs.

Are you looking for information on the breeds that Alita inherited from her mom and dad? Check out her breed breakdown.

Paternal Haplotype is determined by looking at a dog’s Y-chromosome—but not all dogs have Y-chromosomes!

Why can’t we show Paternal Haplotype results for female dogs?

All dogs have two sex chromosomes. Female dogs have two X-chromosomes (XX) and male dogs have one X-chromosome and one Y-chromosome (XY). When having offspring, female (XX) dogs always pass an X-chromosome to their puppy. Male (XY) dogs can pass either an X or a Y-chromosome—if the puppy receives an X-chromosome from its father then it will be a female (XX) puppy and if it receives a Y-chromosome then it will be a male (XY) puppy. As you can see, Y-chromosomes are passed down from a male dog only to its male offspring.

Since Alita is a female (XX) dog, she has no Y-chromosome for us to analyze and determine a paternal haplotype.

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