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Ashana vom Rotkäppchenland

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“I am a Tamaskan Dog who was tested through the Tamaskan Dog Diversity Project”

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Genetic Breed Result

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Siberian Husky

Bred initially in Northern Siberia, the Siberian Husky is a medium-sized working dog who is quick and light on their feet. Their moderately compact and well furred body, erect ears and brush tail suggest their Northern heritage. Huskies are very active and energetic and are known for being long distance sled dogs.

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German Shepherd Dog

German Shepherds are confident, courageous dogs with a keen sense of smell and notable intelligence. These are active working dogs who excel at many canine sports and tasks -- they are true utility dogs! Their versatility combined with their loyal companionship has them consistently listed as one of the most popular breeds in the United States.

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Saarloos Wolfdog

Saarloos Wolfdogs are a Dutch breed of dog that are actually the result of the careful breeding of wolf/dog hybrids. In fact, they are the breed of dog that, according to a study conducted in 2015, contain the most genetic similarity to wolves.

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Czechoslovakian Vlcak

Czechoslovakian Vlcaks are a relatively new breed of dog that hail from Czechoslovakia. Nearly indistinguishable from a wolf to an untrained eye, these large and handsome dogs are the result of a crossbreeding between a German Shepherd and a Carpathian wolf in the 1950’s.

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Alaskan Malamute

The Alaskan Malamute is a large, fluffy spitz breed recognized as being one of the most ancient breeds of dogs. The forebears to the modern Malamute crossed the Bering Strait with their owners over 4,000 years ago. Their size, thick coat, and work drive make them ideal dogs for pulling sleds, but they also make amicable companions.

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Samoyed

A working breed, the Samoyed can be strong-willed at times, but above all they remain friendly, gentle, and devoted family dogs. The Samoyed was originally bred to hunt, haul sledges, and herd reindeer. Among the breed’s duties: pack hiking, tracking, and warming their owners by sleeping on top of them at night.

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Genetic Stats

Predicted Adult Weight

64 lbs

Genetic Age
27 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Siberian Husky
German Shepherd Dog
Saarloos Wolfdog
Czechoslovakian Vlcak
Alaskan Malamute
Samoyed

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Changes to this dog’s profile
  • On 5/18/2020 changed name from "Ashana" to "Ashana vom Rotkäppchenland"

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Health Summary

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

ALT Activity

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Ashana inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

Ashana has one copy of a variant associated with reduced ALT activity as measured on veterinary blood chemistry panels. Please inform your veterinarian that Ashana has this genotype, as ALT is often used as an indicator of liver health and Ashana is likely to have a lower than average resting ALT activity. As such, an increase in Ashana’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 Czechoslovakian Vlcaks, German Shepherd Dogs, and more

Factor VII Deficiency (F7 Exon 5)

Identified in Alaskan Malamutes

Hemophilia A (F8 Exon 11, German Shepherd Variant 1)

Identified in Czechoslovakian Vlcaks, German Shepherd Dogs, and more

Hemophilia A (F8 Exon 1, German Shepherd Variant 2)

Identified in Czechoslovakian Vlcaks, German Shepherd Dogs, and more

Canine Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency Type III, CLAD III (FERMT3, German Shepherd Variant)

Identified in Czechoslovakian Vlcaks, German Shepherd Dogs, and more

Platelet Factor X Receptor Deficiency, Scott Syndrome (TMEM16F)

Identified in Czechoslovakian Vlcaks, German Shepherd Dogs, and more

X-Linked Progressive Retinal Atrophy 1, XL-PRA1 (RPGR)

Identified in Samoyeds and Siberian Huskies

Day Blindness (CNGA3 Exon 7, German Shepherd Variant)

Identified in Czechoslovakian Vlcaks, German Shepherd Dogs, and more

Urate Kidney & Bladder Stones (SLC2A9)

Identified in Czechoslovakian Vlcaks, German Shepherd Dogs, and more

X-Linked Hereditary Nephropathy, XLHN (COL4A5 Exon 35, Samoyed Variant 2)

Identified in Samoyeds

Anhidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia (EDA Intron 8)

Identified in Czechoslovakian Vlcaks, German Shepherd Dogs, and more

Renal Cystadenocarcinoma and Nodular Dermatofibrosis (FLCN Exon 7)

Identified in Czechoslovakian Vlcaks, German Shepherd Dogs, and more

Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VII, Sly Syndrome, MPS VII (GUSB Exon 3, German Shepherd Variant)

Identified in Czechoslovakian Vlcaks, German Shepherd Dogs, and more

GM1 Gangliosidosis (GLB1 Exon 15, Alaskan Husky Variant)

Identified in Siberian Huskies

Degenerative Myelopathy, DM (SOD1A)

Identified in Czechoslovakian Vlcaks, German Shepherd Dogs, and more

Alaskan Malamute Polyneuropathy, AMPN (NDRG1 SNP)

Identified in Alaskan Malamutes

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Through Ashana’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

A1a

Haplotype

A388

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A1a

Ashana vom Rotkäppchenland’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.

A388

Ashana vom Rotkäppchenland’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in Staffordshire Terriers, Labrador Retrievers, and English Bulldogs.

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

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