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BRYN

Welsh Terrier

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“Bryn is a socialite and a retired forensic piddlologist currently living in San Francisco, CA! We will be relocating to Chicago in June. Bryn has a pathological distaste for inflatable things and a proclivity to walk only on the left of any person or group - even if that puts her closer to loud, scary traffic or other activity. Her antics and intelligence have inspired me to go back to school so I can plumb the depths of animal behaviour and the human-animal bond.”

Place of Birth

Ridgecrest, CA, USA

Current Location

SF, California, USA

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Ridgecrest, CA, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Welsh Terrier

Welsh Terriers have a contagious zest for life, always enjoying themselves. Bred to hunt independently, with all the self-determination and intelligence that entails, the happy and lively Welshie rarely gets tired and wants to spend every day having fun, fun, fun. Their joy, attitude, and brains all add up to one wonderful package: a true Terrier.

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Health Summary

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

ALT Activity

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BRYN inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

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

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Through BRYN’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

A1d

Haplotype

A91/11/378

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A1d

BRYN’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.

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BRYN’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1d haplogroup, this common haplotype occurs in village dogs all over the world. Among the 29 breeds that we have detected it in to date, the most frequent breeds we see expressing it are Afghan Hounds, Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs, and Borzois.

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The vast majority of Rottweilers have the A1d haplogroup.

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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 BRYN inherited from her mom and dad? Check out her breed breakdown and family tree.

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

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