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Goldmali quicksilver "zeke"

Belgian Shepherd

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“Born November 2020, Belgian malinois from the "Q" litter from the kennel "Goldmali" in the UK. Registered as a pure Malinois in the UK Kennel club. Best puppy in breed both times entered in 2021. Placed first in PGD Crufts 2022. Training for sports and SAR work”

Place of Birth

Doncaster, UK

Current Location

Wales, United Kingdom

From

Doncaster, UK

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Registration

The Kennel Club (KC): AY05082202

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Belgian Malinois

The Belgian Malinois is an impressive working dog. These guys have become a staple within the military and the police force due to their intelligence and drive. They can make wonderful companions as long as they are thoroughly exercised.

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Belgian Tervuren

The Belgian Tervuren 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 Tervuren will astound you with its athleticism and versatility.

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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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Breed colors:
Belgian Malinois
Belgian Tervuren
Belgian Laekenois

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Health Summary

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Goldmali quicksilver "zeke" has one variant that you should let your vet know about.

ALT Activity

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Goldmali quicksilver "zeke" inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

Goldmali quicksilver "zeke" has one copy of a variant associated with reduced ALT activity as measured on veterinary blood chemistry panels. Please inform your veterinarian that Goldmali quicksilver "zeke" has this genotype, as ALT is often used as an indicator of liver health and Goldmali quicksilver "zeke" is likely to have a lower than average resting ALT activity. As such, an increase in Goldmali quicksilver "zeke"’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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Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VII, Sly Syndrome, MPS VII

Identified in Belgian Laekenois, Belgian Malinois, and more

Spongy Degeneration with Cerebellar Ataxia 1

Identified in Belgian Laekenois, Belgian Malinois, and more

Spongy Degeneration with Cerebellar Ataxia 2

Identified in Belgian Laekenois, Belgian Malinois, and more

Cardiomyopathy and Juvenile Mortality

Identified in Belgian Laekenois, Belgian Malinois, and more

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Through Goldmali quicksilver "zeke"’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

B1

Haplotype

B71

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B1

Goldmali quicksilver "zeke"’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.

B71

Goldmali quicksilver "zeke"’s Haplotype

Part of the B1 haplogroup, the B71 haplotype occurs most commonly in Belgian Malinois. It's a rare find!

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

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Through Goldmali quicksilver "zeke"’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

Goldmali quicksilver "zeke"’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

Goldmali quicksilver "zeke"’s Haplotype

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

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Great Danes and Pomeranians have this in common!

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