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Place of Birth

Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada

Current Location

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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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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Alaskan-type Husky

The Alaskan Husky is all athlete. These dogs have a wide variety of appearances because they are bred for performance and behavior rather than looks. In fact, they've been specifically bred to pull sleds for hundreds of years. In temperament, they tend to be similar to the Siberian Husky.

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German Shorthaired Pointer

German Shorthaired Pointers are highly intelligent and energetic hunting dogs, while being a very friendly and willing companion.

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DNA Breed Origins

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Siberian Husky
Alaskan-type Husky
German Shorthaired Pointer

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Alaskan-type Husky mix Siberian Husky mix Alaskan-type Husky Siberian Husky / German Shorthaired Pointer mix Siberian Husky Alaskan-type Husky mix Alaskan-type Husky Alaskan-type Husky Siberian Husky German Shorthaired Pointer mix Siberian Husky Siberian Husky Alaskan-type Husky Alaskan-type Husky mix

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Health Summary

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

ALT Activity

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Captain inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

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

Identified in German Shorthaired Pointers

X-Linked Progressive Retinal Atrophy 1, XL-PRA1

Identified in Siberian Huskies

Day Blindness

Identified in Siberian Huskies

Day Blindness

Identified in German Shorthaired Pointers

Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia, PCD

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 8, NCL 8

Identified in German Shorthaired Pointers

GM1 Gangliosidosis

Identified in Siberian Huskies

Alaskan Husky Encephalopathy

Acral Mutilation Syndrome

Identified in German Shorthaired Pointers

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Through Captain’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

E

Haplotype

E40

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E

Captain’s Haplogroup

Haplogroup E is a very rare maternal line, present primarily in Northern breed dogs and dogs with some level of recent gray wolf ancestry.

E40

Captain’s Haplotype

Part of the E haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in mixed breed dogs.

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An example of an Akita.

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Through Captain’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

A1b

Haplotype

Ha.4/11

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A1b

Captain’s Haplogroup

For most of dog history, this haplogroup was probably quite rare. However, a couple hundred years ago it seems to have found its way into a prized male guard dog in Europe who had many offspring, including the ancestors of many European guard breeds such as Doberman Pinchers, St. Bernards, and Great Danes. Despite being rare, many of the most imposing dogs on Earth have it; strangely, so do many Pomeranians! Perhaps this explains why some Poms are so tough, acting like they're ten times their actual size! This lineage is most commonly found in working dogs, in particular guard dogs. With origins in Europe, it spread widely across other regions as Europeans took their dogs across the world.

Ha.4/11

Captain’s Haplotype

Part of the A1b haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in mixed breed dogs.

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Great Danes and Pomeranians have this in common!

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