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“5 year old rescue. He is a large loveable guy. Favorite activities are sleeping, snoring, eating, sniffing and being his human mom's shadow.”

Place of Birth

Texas, USA

Current Location

Olathe, Kansas, USA

From

Kansas City, Kansas, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Neapolitan Mastiff

The Neapolitan Mastiff dog breed is a family and guard dog who was developed in southern Italy. Today this massive breed is known as a gentle giant.

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Cane Corso

Cane Corsos are strong working dogs, also acting as loyal and protective companion dogs.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

0.3 % LOW

Predicted Adult Weight

107 lbs

Genetic Age
59 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Neapolitan Mastiff
Cane Corso

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Neapolitan Mastiff mix Neapolitan Mastiff mix Neapolitan Mastiff Cane Corso / Neapolitan Mastiff mix Neapolitan Mastiff Cane Corso mix Neapolitan Mastiff Neapolitan Mastiff Cane Corso Neapolitan Mastiff mix Neapolitan Mastiff Neapolitan Mastiff Cane Corso Cane Corso mix

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Our algorithms predict this is the most likely family tree to explain Garm’s breed mix, but this family tree may not be the only possible one.

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Health Summary

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

ALT Activity

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Garm inherited both copies of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

Garm 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 Garm's ALT activity above their current, healthy, ALT activity. As an increase above Garm’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

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Canine Multifocal Retinopathy, cmr1

Identified in Cane Corsos

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Through Garm’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

A275

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A1e

Garm’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!

A275

Garm’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1e haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Neapolitan Mastiffs. It’s a rare find!

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Irish Wolfhounds are a consistent carrier of A1e.

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Through Garm’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.48

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A1a

Garm’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.48

Garm’s Haplotype

Part of the A1a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in mixed breed dogs.

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Dogs with A1a lineage travelled during European Colonial times.

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