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Goss Dobie’s Duke Toby Jr.

Doberman Pinscher

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“Duke is a confident, environmentally and socially sound dog that exudes a regal, refined and serious presence. He has an affectionate and goofy nature with his people and other house pets but is neutral and indifferent with those he doesn’t know. He is alert and deterring around the home but gentle and obedient to even small children. He has started his film career and protection foundation, but he is truly a dog that can do it all. He is a versatile, athletic and GORGEOUS animal!”

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American Kennel Club (AKC): WS72266602

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Doberman Pinscher

Doberman Pinschers are a strong and athletic breed that are built to guard and protect.

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Here’s what Duke’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 Duke’s breed mix.

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Health Summary

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Duke is at increased risk for one genetic health condition.

Dilated Cardiomyopathy, DCM1

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Duke inherited one copy of the variant we tested

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Duke has one copy of a variant in the PDK4 gene associated with increased risk for DCM in the American Doberman Pinscher. This variant, also referred to as DCM1, is inherited in a dominant manner, meaning having one or two copies of this variant is thought to confer the same amount of risk. However, the variant is thought to have incomplete penetrance: That is, not all dogs with this variant will ultimately show signs of DCM. Moreover, the impact of this variant in other breeds of dog besides the Doberman has yet to be fully understood. However, if your veterinarian thinks Duke shows signs of having DCM based on their diagnostic testing, you now have the opportunity to discuss early treatment. Please consult with your veterinarian regarding a diagnostic and treatment plan for Duke.

What is Dilated Cardiomyopathy, DCM1?

DCM is the most common acquired heart disease of adult dogs. The heart has two heavily muscled ventricles that pump blood away from the heart. This disease causes progressive weakening of the ventricles by reducing the muscle mass, which causes the ventricles to dilate. Dilated ventricles do not contract and circulate oxygenated blood well, which eventually leads to heart failure.

Breed-Relevant Genetic Conditions

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Von Willebrand Disease Type I, Type I vWD (VWF)

Identified in Doberman Pinschers

Deafness and Vestibular Syndrome of Dobermans, DVDob, DINGS (MYO7A)

Identified in Doberman Pinschers

Unilateral Deafness and Vestibular Syndrome (PTPRQ Exon 39, Doberman Pinscher)

Identified in Doberman Pinschers

Narcolepsy (HCRTR2 Intron 4, Doberman Pinscher Variant)

Identified in Doberman Pinschers

Dilated Cardiomyopathy, DCM2 (TTN, Doberman Pinscher Variant 2)

Identified in Doberman Pinschers

Ehlers Danlos (ADAMTS2, Doberman Pinscher Variant)

Identified in Doberman Pinschers

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Through Duke’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

C1

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C38

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C1

Goss Dobie’s Duke Toby Jr.’s Haplogroup

Congratulations, C1 is a very exotic female lineage! It is more closely associated with maternal lineages found in wolves, foxes and jackals than with other dog lineages. So it seems dogs in this group have a common male dog ancestor who, many thousands of years ago, mated with a female wolf! This is not a common lineage in any breed, though a good number of German Shepherds and Doberman Pinchers are C1. It is also found in breeds as diverse as Peruvian Inca Orchids and Pekingese; it is rarely found amongst Labrador Retrievers, Border Collies, Siberian Huskies, or Cocker Spaniels. Despite its fascinating origins, it is widely distributed around the globe, and even shows up frequently among Peruvian village dogs. It almost certainly survived at low frequency in Europe for millennia and then was dispersed outside of Europe by colonialism, though not as successfully as some other lineages.

C38

Goss Dobie’s Duke Toby Jr.’s Haplotype

Part of the C1 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in Doberman Pinschers and Black Russian Terriers.

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The C1 maternal line is commonly found in Jackals.

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Through Duke’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

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Ha.13

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A1b

Goss Dobie’s Duke Toby Jr.’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.13

Goss Dobie’s Duke Toby Jr.’s Haplotype

Part of the A1b haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in Doberman Pinschers.

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Great Danes and Pomeranians have this in common!

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