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“Hamilton”
Chevalric's Handy Hamilton

Belgian Shepherd

“Hammie is a fun, energetic guy who just wants to have fun!”

Place of Birth

Netherlands

Current Location

California, USA

From

Netherlands

This dog has been viewed and been given 2 wags

Registration

American Kennel Club (AKC): DN51676501

Genetic Breed Result

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Belgian Laekenois

The rarest of the four types of Belgian Shepherds, the Belgian Laekenois is immediately recognizable by the harsh, tousled coat. Like the other Belgian variants, the Laekenois is an alert, hard-working dog with great loyalty and affection toward its people.

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Belgian Laekenois

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Here’s what Hamilton’s family tree may have looked like.
While there may be other possible configurations of his family’s relationships, this is the most likely family tree to explain Hamilton’s breed mix.

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Health Summary

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Hamilton is not at increased risk for the genetic health conditions that Embark tests.

Breed-Relevant Genetic Conditions

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Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VII, Sly Syndrome, MPS VII (GUSB Exon 3, German Shepherd Variant)

Identified in Belgian Laekenois and Belgian Shepherds

Spongy Degeneration with Cerebellar Ataxia 1 (KCNJ10)

Identified in Belgian Laekenois and Belgian Shepherds

Spongy Degeneration with Cerebellar Ataxia 2 (ATP1B2)

Identified in Belgian Laekenois and Belgian Shepherds

Cardiomyopathy and Juvenile Mortality (YARS2)

Identified in Belgian Laekenois and Belgian Shepherds

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Through Hamilton’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

A1e

Haplotype

A246

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A1e

Chevalric's Handy Hamilton’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!

A246

Chevalric's Handy Hamilton’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1e haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Boston Terriers, Tibetan Terriers, and village dogs in Mongolia.

Irish Wolfhounds are a consistent carrier of A1e.

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Through Hamilton’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

Chevalric's Handy Hamilton’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

Chevalric's Handy Hamilton’s Haplotype

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

Great Danes and Pomeranians have this in common!

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