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“TR”
UKC/AKC/INT'L CH Sarron The Thunder Rolls RI BCAT TKN CGC SCN SIN FDC

Belgian Shepherd

“TR finished both his AKC/UKC Championships by 7.5 months old. He was a UKC Group Placer at 7 months.”

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): DN66951801

Genetic Breed Result

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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 Red" to "Sarron The Thunder Rolls"
Here’s what TR’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 TR’s breed mix.

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Health Summary

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TR inherited one variant that you should learn more about.

And one variant that you should tell your vet about.

Bald Thigh Syndrome

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TR inherited one copy of the variant we tested

What does this result mean?

This variant should not impact TR’s health. This variant is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner, meaning that a dog needs two copies of the variant to show signs of this condition. TR is unlikely to develop this condition due to this variant because he only has one copy of the variant.

Impact on Breeding

Your dog carries this variant and will pass it on to ~50% of his offspring. You can email breeders@embarkvet.com to discuss with a genetic counselor how the genotype results should be applied to a breeding program.

What is Bald Thigh Syndrome?

A cosmetic condition common to sighthounds characterized by hair loss on the thighs. It is caused by a structural abnormality of the hair follicle.

ALT Activity

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TR inherited both copies of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

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

A1a

Haplotype

A382

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A1a

Sarron The Thunder Rolls’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 Thunder Rolls’s Haplotype

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

Shar Pei dogs think A1a is the coolest!

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Through TR’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

Sarron The Thunder Rolls’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

Sarron The Thunder Rolls’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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