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RACEN RACEA UKC CH EGCH Sweet Carolina Green Means Go ATT TKN TKI TKA TKP CGC CGCA CGCU CA FDC RATI TDI PKD-T PKQT-COVID SPOT-ON BCAT DCAT FCAT FCAT2 ACHIEVER DOG

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“One of Tirzah's puppies, he earned his first AKC title at 6 mo, and became a UKC champion at 8 months! Achieved Won UKC Reserve Best in Show at age 2, UKC Top Ten Best of Breed 2018-present!!! Multi- Best in Show and Multi Reserve Best in Show UKC. Canine Good Citizen, Community Canine, Canine Good Citizen Urban, and Farm Dog titles at a year old. Sweet and social, friendliest of the bunch. Registered therapy dog. Average speed 27.72mph”

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Microchip: 991001000604017

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Carolina Dog

The Carolina Dog was originally a landrace, rediscovered as a wild dog by Dr. I. Lehr Brisbin, and originally documented in American dog breed publications in the 1920s. Although descended from free-ranging dogs, Carolina Dogs can make good family pets with proper socialization. Carolina Dogs have been a UKC-recognized breed since 1996 and are now part of the AKC Foundation Stock Service (FSS). While debates rage on about the genetic origins of the breed and whether there are still pockets of feral Carolina dogs living in Southeastern US, AKC and UKC Carolina Dogs clearly have a unique and identifiable genetic signature.

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Changes to this dog’s profile
  • On 10/29/2021 changed name from "Sweet Carolina Green Means Go "Joe"" to "Sweet Carolina Green Means Go"
  • On 10/14/2020 changed handle from "joe10" to "greenmeansgojoe"
  • On 4/12/2018 changed name from "Joe" to "Sweet Carolina Green Means Go "Joe""

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

ALT Activity

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Joe inherited both copies of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

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

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Through Joe’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.

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A1d

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A11a/419

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A1d

Sweet Carolina Green Means Go’s Haplogroup

This female lineage can be traced back about 15,000 years to some of the original Central Asian wolves that were domesticated into modern dogs. The early females that represent this lineage were likely taken into Eurasia, where they spread rapidly. As a result, many modern breed and village dogs from the Americas, Africa, through Asia and down into Oceania belong to this group! This widespread lineage is not limited to a select few breeds, but the majority of Rottweilers, Afghan Hounds and Wirehaired Pointing Griffons belong to it. It is also the most common female lineage among Papillons, Samoyeds and Jack Russell Terriers. Considering its occurrence in breeds as diverse as Afghan Hounds and Samoyeds, some of this is likely ancient variation. But because of its presence in many modern European breeds, much of its diversity likely can be attributed to much more recent breeding.

A11a/419

Sweet Carolina Green Means Go’s Haplotype

Part of the A1d haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in Yorkshire Terriers, Old English Sheepdogs, and Miniature Schnauzers.

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The vast majority of Rottweilers have the A1d haplogroup.

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Through Joe’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.

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A2a

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Hc.5

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A2a

Sweet Carolina Green Means Go’s Haplogroup

A2a is a truly ancient lineage. Unlike the recent upstart A1 lineages which found their way from a few popular European males a couple hundred years ago into many dogs in many breeds, A2a shows ancient roots without major recent expansion. It is likely one of the oldest eastern Eurasian male lineages of dogs, where it has existed for thousands of years. Nowadays, it's commonly found in Tibetan Terriers and Chow Chows as well as in Southeastern Asian village dogs. The Chow Chow seems to have been depicted in sculpture over 2,000 years ago, so this is an ancient lineage indeed, and dogs with it have a long and noble pedigree! Males from this lineage have continued to be bred in similar forms and breeds for millennia.

Hc.5

Sweet Carolina Green Means Go’s Haplotype

Part of the A2a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Chow Chows and village dogs from Papua New Guinea.

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The large-sized Tibetan Mastiff descends from this ancient lineage.

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