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“Twister”
Sarron The Storm

Belgian Shepherd

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Place of Birth

Bellbrook, OH, USA

Current Location

Bellbrook, OH, USA

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Bellbrook, OH, USA

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Registration

American Kennel Club (AKC): DN669518

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Belgian Sheepdog

The Belgian Sheepdog is one of the four varieties of Belgian Shepherd, though the AKC distinguishes them as their own breed. This active working dog is renowned for its intelligence and drive. If given the opportunity for plenty of physical and mental exercise, the Belgian Sheepdog will astound you with its athleticism and versatility.

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Belgian Sheepdog

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Changes to this dog’s profile
  • On 7/8/2021 changed name from "GB Pink" to "Sarron The Storm"
Here’s what Twister’s family tree may have looked like.
While there may be other possible configurations of her family’s relationships, this is the most likely family tree to explain Twister’s breed mix.

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Health Summary

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

ALT Activity

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Twister inherited both copies of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

Twister 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 Twister's ALT activity above their current, healthy, ALT activity. As an increase above Twister’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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Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VII, Sly Syndrome, MPS VII (GUSB Exon 3, German Shepherd Variant)

Identified in Belgian Sheepdogs and Belgian Shepherds

Spongy Degeneration with Cerebellar Ataxia 1 (KCNJ10)

Identified in Belgian Sheepdogs and Belgian Shepherds

Spongy Degeneration with Cerebellar Ataxia 2 (ATP1B2)

Identified in Belgian Sheepdogs and Belgian Shepherds

Cardiomyopathy and Juvenile Mortality (YARS2)

Identified in Belgian Sheepdogs and Belgian Shepherds

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Through Twister’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

A1a

Haplotype

A382

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A1a

Sarron The Storm’s Haplogroup

A1a is the most common maternal lineage among Western dogs. This lineage traveled from the site of dog domestication in Central Asia to Europe along with an early dog expansion perhaps 10,000 years ago. It hung around in European village dogs for many millennia. Then, about 300 years ago, some of the prized females in the line were chosen as the founding dogs for several dog breeds. That set in motion a huge expansion of this lineage. It's now the maternal lineage of the overwhelming majority of Mastiffs, Labrador Retrievers and Gordon Setters. About half of Boxers and less than half of Shar-Pei dogs descend from the A1a line. It is also common across the world among village dogs, a legacy of European colonialism.

A382

Sarron The Storm’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, and Chesapeake Bay Retrievers.

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

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