Venn diagram

Compare your dogs to Hikiro Bijin Shinrin Yoku… Select one to begin:

Hikiro Bijin Shinrin Yoku Sou BH FH1

Shikoku

“Hikiro is a purebred Shikoku born in Italy. Out of Masamine Go Futomisou x Akira Aya. He is the sweetest boy with people but not too fond of other dogs. He’s very confident overall and loves nothing more than the outdoors during the day and cuddles in the evening.”

Instagram tag
@theprimitivepack

Place of Birth

Brentonico, Trentino, Italy

Current Location

Luxembourg

From

Brentonico, Trentino, Italy

This dog has been viewed and been given 20 wags

Genetic Breed Result

Loading...

Shikoku

The Shikoku is a small dog that resembles a wolf. Named after the island of Shikoku in its native Japan, Shikokus are a part of a group of dogs called “primitive” breeds because of their traceable ancient origins. While all dogs are ancient in that they stem from the same wolves, primitive breeds are unique in that they have retained the same characteristics for thousands of years.

Learn More

Loading...

Start a conversation! Message this dog’s owner.

Loading...

Explore

Changes to this dog’s profile
  • On 8/31/2021 changed name from "Hikiro" to "Hikiro Bijin Shinrin Yoku Sou"

Health Summary

warn icon

Hikiro Bijin Shinrin Yoku Sou has one variant that you should let your vet know about.

ALT Activity

warn icon

Hikiro Bijin Shinrin Yoku Sou inherited both copies of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

Hikiro Bijin Shinrin Yoku Sou 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 Hikiro Bijin Shinrin Yoku Sou's ALT activity above their current, healthy, ALT activity. As an increase above Hikiro Bijin Shinrin Yoku Sou’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.

Breed-Relevant Genetic Conditions

good icon

Additional Genetic Conditions

good icon

Explore

Traits

Explore the genetics behind your dog’s appearance and size.

Coat Color

Coat Color

Other Coat Traits

Other Coat Traits

Other Body Features

Other Body Features

Body Size

Body Size

Performance

Performance

Loading...

Explore

Through Hikiro Bijin Shinrin Yoku Sou’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

A1b

Haplotype

A361/409/611

Map

A1b

Hikiro Bijin Shinrin Yoku Sou’s Haplogroup

This female lineage was very likely one of the original lineages in the wolves that were first domesticated into dogs in Central Asia about 15,000 years ago. Since then, the lineage has been very successful and travelled the globe! Dogs from this group are found in ancient Bronze Age fossils in the Middle East and southern Europe. By the end of the Bronze Age, it became exceedingly common in Europe. These dogs later became many of the dogs that started some of today's most popular breeds, like German Shepherds, Pugs, Whippets, English Sheepdogs and Miniature Schnauzers. During the period of European colonization, the lineage became even more widespread as European dogs followed their owners to far-flung places like South America and Oceania. It's now found in many popular breeds as well as village dogs across the world!

A361/409/611

Hikiro Bijin Shinrin Yoku Sou’s Haplotype

Part of the A1b haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in German Shepherd Dogs, Poodles, and Shiloh Shepherds.

A1b is the most common haplogroup found in German Shepherds.

Loading...

Explore

Through Hikiro Bijin Shinrin Yoku Sou’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

C

Haplotype

H5b

Map

C

Hikiro Bijin Shinrin Yoku Sou’s Haplogroup

C is a relatively rare paternal lineage. The dog populations which bear C are a disparate bunch. The Akita and Shiba Inu are Japanese breeds, the former of which seems to have roots in the Jomon population of hunter-gatherers which were present in the islands of Japan before the ancestors of the modern Japanese arrived. The New Guinea Singing Dog, Samoyed, and Alaska Malamute are all disparate breeds that also represent the C lineage. One village dog from Peru also bore this lineage. This wide distribution and diversity suggest C is not a recently expanded lineage. It likely represents a canid lineage which diversified sometime around the Last Glacial Maximum, when the dogs of Siberia and Oceania split off and went their separate ways.

H5b

Hikiro Bijin Shinrin Yoku Sou’s Haplotype

Part of the C haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Shiba Inus.

The Shiba Inu descends from this relativey rare haplogroup.

Loading...

Explore