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    Playtime in the snow. 2 - 3 months of age

“Zuess is an English Shepherd. Reg # ESC-6317 and also registered in the United Kennel Club - UKC # P936-418. He is always looking for any intruders on the property. He enjoys chasing and catch balls & frisbees. Zuess has proven himself to be an excellent discretionary watch dog. For an ES I find him to have a very calm personality. Zuess has matured nicely into a fine dog after a challenging start. He is biddable yet food motivated. He has an excellent OFF switch. My shadow dog and Farm Manager.”

Place of Birth

Durham, North Carolina, USA

Current Location

Mountain City, Tennessee, USA

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Durham, NC, USA

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Registration

English Shepherd Club (ESC): ESC-6317

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English Shepherd

A farmer's helper, a loyal companion, a child's shadow: The English Shepherd.

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Health Summary

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Zuess is at increased risk for one genetic health condition.

Multiple Drug Sensitivity

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Zuess inherited both copies of the variant we tested

How to interpret this result

Zuess has two copies of a variant at the ABCB1 gene and is at risk for having adverse reactions to certain drugs. Please inform your veterinarian immediately, as the dosages for a wide variety of drugs may need to be reduced (or those drugs avoided entirely) in Zuess. When Zuess is sick, your vet should determine which drugs to use and in what quantities based on Zuess's diagnosis, this MDR1 information, and other factors.

What is Multiple Drug Sensitivity?

Sensitivity to certain classes of drugs, notably the parasiticide ivermectin, as well as certain gastroprotectant and anti-cancer medications, occurs in dogs with a mutation in the ABCB1 gene.

Breed-Relevant Genetic Conditions

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Trapped Neutrophil Syndrome, TNS (VPS13B)

Identified in English Shepherds

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd (PRCD Exon 1)

Identified in English Shepherds

Collie Eye Anomaly (NHEJ1)

Identified in English Shepherds

Urate Kidney & Bladder Stones (SLC2A9)

Identified in English Shepherds

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Through Zuess’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

C2

Haplotype

C42/54/55

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C2

High Country Zuess’s Haplogroup

C2 is a very old female lineage found more commonly among English Setters, English Bulldogs, and American Eskimo Dogs. We also see C2 in village dogs in South Asia. Rather than having a few characteristic breeds representing this lineage particularly well, it is present in a few uncommon individuals of many different breeds. Unlike some European breed lineages that have seen skyrocketing popularity along the path to the modern dogs we see today, C2 tends to reflect the deep history of man's best friend.

C42/54/55

High Country Zuess’s Haplotype

Part of the C2 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in mixed breed dogs.

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You can often find his haplogroup in the lovable English Bulldog.

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Through Zuess’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

A1a

Haplotype

H1a.48

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A1a

High Country Zuess’s Haplogroup

Some of the wolves that became the original dogs in Central Asia around 15,000 years ago came from this long and distinguished line of male dogs. After domestication, they followed their humans from Asia to Europe and then didn't stop there. They took root in Europe, eventually becoming the dogs that founded the Vizsla breed 1,000 years ago. The Vizsla is a Central European hunting dog, and all male Vizslas descend from this line. During the Age of Exploration, like their owners, these pooches went by the philosophy, "Have sail, will travel!" From the windy plains of Patagonia to the snug and homey towns of the American Midwest, the beaches of a Pacific paradise, and the broad expanse of the Australian outback, these dogs followed their masters to the outposts of empires. Whether through good fortune or superior genetics, dogs from the A1a lineage traveled the globe and took root across the world. Now you find village dogs from this line frolicking on Polynesian beaches, hanging out in villages across the Americas, and scavenging throughout Old World settlements. You can also find this "prince of patrilineages" in breeds as different as German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Pugs, Border Collies, Scottish Terriers, and Irish Wolfhounds. No male wolf line has been as successful as the A1a line!

H1a.48

High Country Zuess’s Haplotype

Part of the A1a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in mixed breed dogs.

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Dogs with A1a lineage travelled during European Colonial times.

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