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“Blossom is Lily’s daughter she is a Golden Mountain Doodle. Blossom was raised with the Puppy Culture Program so she is a super dog. She is smart, sweet, slightly naughty at times and has the happiest tail.”

Place of Birth

Converse, Texas, USA

Current Location

Converse, Texas, USA

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Converse, Texas, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Poodle (Standard)

Known as the national dog breed of France, poodles were developed in Germany and are known for their loyalty and distinctive coat.

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Golden Retriever

Developed as an ideal hunting retriever, the Golden Retriever's eagerness to please and friendliness has made them an extremely popular family pet.

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Bernese Mountain Dog

Bernese Mountain Dogs are strikingly beautiful dogs, originally bred to assist as farm dogs in the Swiss Alps and popular today as loyal companions and family dogs.

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Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

The Greater Swiss Mountain dog breed was developed to be an all-around working dog, herding cattle, pulling carts, and standing guard. These days, the Swissy enjoys life as a family pet, but because of his working heritage, he enjoys being busy. This powerful breed excels in all sorts of dog sports, from agility to weight pulling.

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Poodle (Standard)
Golden Retriever
Bernese Mountain Dog
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

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Changes to this dog’s profile
  • On 8/19/2022 changed name from "Blossom Noriega" to "Awesome Blossom"
  • On 7/20/2022 changed name from "Blossom" to "Blossom Noriega"

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Health Summary

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

ALT Activity

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Blossom inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

Blossom has one copy of a variant associated with reduced ALT activity as measured on veterinary blood chemistry panels. Please inform your veterinarian that Blossom has this genotype, as ALT is often used as an indicator of liver health and Blossom is likely to have a lower than average resting ALT activity. As such, an increase in Blossom’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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P2Y12 Receptor Platelet Disorder (P2Y12)

Identified in Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs

Von Willebrand Disease Type I, Type I vWD (VWF)

Identified in Bernese Mountain Dogs and Standard Poodles

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd (PRCD Exon 1)

Identified in Golden Retrievers and Standard Poodles

Golden Retriever Progressive Retinal Atrophy 1, GR-PRA1 (SLC4A3)

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Golden Retriever Progressive Retinal Atrophy 2, GR-PRA2 (TTC8)

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 5, NCL 5 (CLN5 Exon 4 Deletion, Golden Retriever Variant)

Identified in Golden Retrievers

GM2 Gangliosidosis (HEXB, Poodle Variant)

Identified in Standard Poodles

Degenerative Myelopathy, DM (SOD1A)

Identified in Bernese Mountain Dogs, Golden Retrievers, and more

Neonatal Encephalopathy with Seizures, NEWS (ATF2)

Identified in Standard Poodles

Muscular Dystrophy (DMD, Golden Retriever Variant)

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome, CMS (COLQ, Golden Retriever Variant)

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (COL7A1, Golden Retriever Variant)

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Ichthyosis, ICH1 (PNPLA1, Golden Retriever Variant)

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Osteogenesis Imperfecta (COL1A1, Golden Retriever Variant)

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Osteochondrodysplasia (SLC13A1, Poodle Variant)

Identified in Standard Poodles

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

Identified in Standard Poodles

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Through Blossom’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

A1e

Haplotype

A228

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A1e

Awesome Blossom’s Haplogroup

This female lineage likely stems from some of the original Central Asian wolves that were domesticated into modern dogs starting about 15,000 years ago. It seemed to be a fairly rare dog line for most of dog history until the past 300 years, when the lineage seemed to “explode” out and spread quickly. What really separates this group from the pack is its presence in Alaskan village dogs and Samoyeds. It is possible that this was an indigenous lineage brought to the Americas from Siberia when people were first starting to make that trip themselves! We see this lineage pop up in overwhelming numbers of Irish Wolfhounds, and it also occurs frequently in popular large breeds like Bernese Mountain Dogs, Saint Bernards and Great Danes. Shetland Sheepdogs are also common members of this maternal line, and we see it a lot in Boxers, too. Though it may be all mixed up with European dogs thanks to recent breeding events, its origins in the Americas makes it a very exciting lineage for sure!

A228

Awesome Blossom’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1e haplogroup, we have spotted this haplotype in village dogs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and in the Dominican Republic. Among breeds, we see it frequently in big dogs like Saint Bernards, Leonbergers, and Great Danes. However, we also see it in small breeds including wire Fox Terriers and Rat Terriers. That’s a pretty wide size range!

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Irish Wolfhounds are a consistent carrier of A1e.

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

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