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Believe Gads I’ll Be There For You

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

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“Loves to carry towels around the house”

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Ohio, USA

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Canada

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Registration

N/A : SS19212902 AKC, GC3992723 Canadian

Genetic Breed Result

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Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is a medium-sized waterfowl dog that lives to play fetch and swim. This adorable retriever makes a great family pet and will certainly catch the eye of onlookers

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Health Summary

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Believe Gads I’ll Be There For You inherited one variant that you should learn more about.

And one variant that you should tell your vet about.

Dilated Cardiomyopathy, DCM1

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Believe Gads I’ll Be There For You inherited one copy of the variant we tested

What does this result mean?

Research indicates that this genetic variant is not likely to increase the risk that Believe Gads I’ll Be There For You will develop this condition.

Scientific Basis

Dogs with Believe Gads I’ll Be There For You’s breed have been included in research studies or have had follow-up by our experts that indicate that this genetic variant is not likely to increase the risk of Believe Gads I’ll Be There For You developing clinical disease.

Impact on Breeding

This genetic result should not be the primary factor in your breeding decisions.

What is Dilated Cardiomyopathy, DCM1?

DCM is the most common acquired heart disease of adult dogs. The heart has two heavily muscled ventricles that pump blood away from the heart. This disease causes progressive weakening of the ventricles by reducing the muscle mass, which causes the ventricles to dilate. Dilated ventricles do not contract and circulate oxygenated blood well, which eventually leads to heart failure.

ALT Activity

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Believe Gads I’ll Be There For You inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

Believe Gads I’ll Be There For You has one copy of a variant associated with reduced ALT activity as measured on veterinary blood chemistry panels. Please inform your veterinarian that Believe Gads I’ll Be There For You has this genotype, as ALT is often used as an indicator of liver health and Believe Gads I’ll Be There For You is likely to have a lower than average resting ALT activity. As such, an increase in Believe Gads I’ll Be There For You’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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Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd (PRCD Exon 1)

Identified in Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers

Collie Eye Anomaly (NHEJ1)

Identified in Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers

Cleft Lip and/or Cleft Palate (ADAMTS20, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Variant)

Identified in Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers

Intervertebral Disc Disease (Type I) (FGF4 retrogene - CFA12)

Identified in Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers

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Through Believe Gads I’ll Be There For You’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

A386

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A1a

Believe Gads I’ll Be There For You’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.

A386

Believe Gads I’ll Be There For You’s Haplotype

Part of the A1a haplogroup, the A386 haplotype occurs most commonly in Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers. It's a rare find!

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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 Believe Gads I’ll Be There For You 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 Believe Gads I’ll Be There For You is a female (XX) dog, she has no Y-chromosome for us to analyze and determine a paternal haplotype.

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