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GCH CH Majestic Run's Kaliyah CA DCAT CGC

Rhodesian Ridgeback

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Place of Birth

Johnstown, Ohio, USA

Current Location

West Lafayette, IN, USA

From

Sunbury, Ohio, USA

This dog has been viewed and been given 4 wags

Registration

American Kennel Club (AKC): HP55182803

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Rhodesian Ridgeback

Rhodesian Ridgebacks, instantly recognizable by their ridge of hair along their back, are hunting dogs that have adapted over time to become loyal and protective family companions.

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Health Summary

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GCH CH Majestic Run's Kaliyah CA DCAT CGC inherited one variant that you should learn more about.

And one variant that you should tell your vet about.

Degenerative Myelopathy, DM

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GCH CH Majestic Run's Kaliyah CA DCAT CGC inherited one copy of the variant we tested

What does this result mean?

This result should not impact GCH CH Majestic Run's Kaliyah CA DCAT CGC’s health but it could have consequences for siblings or other related dogs if they inherited two copies of the variant. We recommend discussing this result with their owners or breeders if you are in contact.

Impact on Breeding

Your dog carries this variant and will pass it on to ~50% of her offspring.

What is Degenerative Myelopathy, DM?

The dog equivalent of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, DM is a progressive degenerative disorder of the spinal cord. Because the nerves that control the hind limbs are the first to degenerate, the most common clinical signs are back muscle wasting and gait abnormalities.

ALT Activity

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GCH CH Majestic Run's Kaliyah CA DCAT CGC inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

GCH CH Majestic Run's Kaliyah CA DCAT CGC has one copy of a variant associated with reduced ALT activity as measured on veterinary blood chemistry panels. Please inform your veterinarian that GCH CH Majestic Run's Kaliyah CA DCAT CGC has this genotype, as ALT is often used as an indicator of liver health and GCH CH Majestic Run's Kaliyah CA DCAT CGC is likely to have a lower than average resting ALT activity. As such, an increase in GCH CH Majestic Run's Kaliyah CA DCAT CGC’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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Hemophilia B (F9 Exon 7, Rhodesian Ridgeback Variant)

Identified in Rhodesian Ridgebacks

Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy (DIRAS1)

Identified in Rhodesian Ridgebacks

Exercise-Induced Collapse, EIC (DNM1)

Identified in Rhodesian Ridgebacks

Early Onset Adult Deafness, EOAD (EPS8L2 Deletion, Rhodesian Ridgeback Variant)

Identified in Rhodesian Ridgebacks

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Through GCH CH Majestic Run's Kaliyah CA DCAT CGC’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

B1

Haplotype

B81

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B1

GCH CH Majestic Run's Kaliyah CA DCAT CGC’s Haplogroup

B1 is the second most common maternal lineage in breeds of European or American origin. It is the female line of the majority of Golden Retrievers, Basset Hounds, and Shih Tzus, and about half of Beagles, Pekingese and Toy Poodles. This lineage is also somewhat common among village dogs that carry distinct ancestry from these breeds. We know this is a result of B1 dogs being common amongst the European dogs that their conquering owners brought around the world, because nowhere on earth is it a very common lineage in village dogs. It even enables us to trace the path of (human) colonization: Because most Bichons are B1 and Bichons are popular in Spanish culture, B1 is now fairly common among village dogs in Latin America.

B81

GCH CH Majestic Run's Kaliyah CA DCAT CGC’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in Shih Tzus, Chihuahuas, and Poodles.

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The B1 haplogroup can be found in village dogs like the Peruvian Village Dog, pictured above.

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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 GCH CH Majestic Run's Kaliyah CA DCAT CGC inherited from her mom and dad? Check out her breed breakdown.

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 GCH CH Majestic Run's Kaliyah CA DCAT CGC is a female (XX) dog, she has no Y-chromosome for us to analyze and determine a paternal haplotype.

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