BISS GCH Best of The Best Superbia

“HUNTER”
BISS GCH Best of The Best Superbia

West Highland White Terrier

“Best of The Best Superbia "Hunter" is an AKC registered show dog and is an import from Poland. He is out of a Multi Intl. Sire from the Netherlands and Multi Intl. Dam from Poland. Hunter received both his USA Champion and Grand Champion title in 2017/2018. He has an outstanding temperament, and beautiful purebred characteristics! We are happy that Hunter has tested CLEAR, Negative of Genetic Diseases, and IS NOT a Carrier of DNA test performed by Embark, he also has his OFA CHIC clearances.”

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Registration

AKC: AKC-RN29743701, AND POLAND REGISTRY- PKR.III-79409

Genetic Breed Result

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West Highland White Terrier

100.0% West Highland White Terrier
West Highland White Terrier West Highland White Terrier
Westies are confident and friendly terriers, with an intelligent and curious mind that requires both mental and physical stimulation to become a well-rounded dog.
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Genetic Stats


Predicted Adult Weight
Genetic Age
42 human years Learn More
Based on the date of birth provided
Changes to this dog’s profile
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  • On 7/27/2018 changed name from "BISS CH Best of The Best Superbia" to "BISS GCH CH Best of The Best Superbia"
  • On 7/27/2018 changed name from "BISS GCH CH Best of The Best Superbia" to "BISS GCH Best of The Best Superbia"
  • On 2/7/2018 changed name from "Best of The Best Superbia" to "BISS CH Best of The Best Superbia"

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Health Summary

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

ALT Activity

HUNTER inherited both copies of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

HUNTER has two copies of a variant in the GPT gene and is likely to have a lower than average baseline ALT activity. ALT is a commonly used measure of liver health on routine veterinary blood chemistry panels. As such, your veterinarian may want to watch for changes in HUNTER's ALT activity above their current, healthy, ALT activity. As an increase above HUNTER’s baseline 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

Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency (PKLR Exon 10)

Identified in West Highland White Terriers

Globoid Cell Leukodystrophy, Krabbe disease (GALC Exon 5)

Identified in West Highland White Terriers

Additional Genetic Conditions

Explore the genetics behind your dog’s appearance and size.
Coat Color

Coat Color

E Locus (MC1R)
EE or Ee or ee
K Locus (CBD103)
More likely to have a mostly solid black or brown coat (KBky)
Intensity Loci LINKAGE
Dilute Red Pigmentation
A Locus (ASIP)
Not expressed (ayay)
D Locus (MLPH)
Dark areas of hair and skin are not lightened (DD)
B Locus (TYRP1)
Black or gray hair and skin (BB)
S Locus (MITF)
Likely to have little to no white in coat (SS)
H Locus (Harlequin)
hh
Other Coat Traits

Other Coat Traits

Coat Length (FGF5)
Likely short or mid-length coat (GG)
Shedding (MC5R)
Likely heavy/seasonal shedding (CC)
Hairlessness (FOXI3) LINKAGE
Very unlikely to be hairless (NN)
Oculocutaneous Albinism Type 2 (SLC45A2) LINKAGE
Likely not albino (NN)
Coat Texture (KRT71)
CC
Other Body Features

Other Body Features

Muzzle Length (BMP3)
Likely medium or long muzzle (CC)
Hind Dewclaws (LMBR1)
Unlikely to have hind dew claws (CC)
Blue Eye Color (ALX4) LINKAGE
Less likely to have blue eyes (NN)
Body Size

Body Size

Body Size (IGF1)
Intermediate (NI)
Body Size (IGFR1)
Larger (GG)
Body Size (STC2)
Larger (TT)
Body Size (GHR - E191K)
Smaller (AA)
Body Size (GHR - P177L)
Larger (CC)
Performance

Performance

Altitude Adaptation (EPAS1)
Normal altitude tolerance (GG)
Appetite (POMC) LINKAGE
Normal food motivation (NN)

Through HUNTER’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

A1d

Haplotype

A26a

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A1d

BISS GCH Best of The Best Superbia’s Haplogroup

This female lineage can be traced back about 15,000 years to some of the original Central Asian wolves that were domesticated into modern dogs. The early females that represent this lineage were likely taken into Eurasia, where they spread rapidly. As a result, many modern breed and village dogs from the Americas, Africa, through Asia and down into Oceania belong to this group! This widespread lineage is not limited to a select few breeds, but the majority of Rottweilers, Afghan Hounds and Wirehaired Pointing Griffons belong to it. It is also the most common female lineage among Papillons, Samoyeds and Jack Russell Terriers. Considering its occurrence in breeds as diverse as Afghan Hounds and Samoyeds, some of this is likely ancient variation. But because of its presence in many modern European breeds, much of its diversity likely can be attributed to much more recent breeding.

A26a

BISS GCH Best of The Best Superbia’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1d haplogroup, we have not yet detected this haplotype in any of our village dogs. Among the 6 breeds we see it in, it appears most frequently in Newfoundlands, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, and soft coated Wheaten Terriers.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

The vast majority of Rottweilers have the A1d haplogroup.

Through HUNTER’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.

Haplogroup

A1a

Haplotype

H1a.20

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A1a

BISS GCH Best of The Best Superbia’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.20

BISS GCH Best of The Best Superbia’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs in village dogs throughout the world (outside of Asia). It is quite common in breed dogs, occurring frequently in Golden Retrievers, Irish Wolfhounds, Scottish Terriers, Border Collies, and Mastiffs.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

Dogs with A1a lineage travelled during European Colonial times.