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IBK AZA

Boerboel

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Place of Birth

Fayetteville, NC, USA

Current Location

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA

From

Fayetteville, NC, USA

This dog has been viewed and been given 6 wags

Registration

Canadian Kennel Club (CKC):
Microchip: 933000320199096

Genetic Breed Result

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Boerboel

Bred as a farming dog in South Africa, this breed had to be tough to survive harsh conditions and predators. But these thick-necked protectors are generally calm, so long as they can get some exercise. They are known for being great with kids and families, but you should have a dominant personality or they may be taking you for a walk instead of the other way around.

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Genetic Stats

Predicted Adult Weight

128 lbs

Genetic Age
32 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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Changes to this dog’s profile
  • On 10/23/2020 changed name from "INTEGRITY BOERBOEL AZA" to "IBK AZA"
  • On 1/6/2020 changed name from "INTEGRITY BOERBOEL ADA" to "INTEGRITY BOERBOEL AZA"
  • On 1/6/2020 changed name from "INTEGRITY BOERBOEL AZA" to "INTEGRITY BOERBOEL ADA"

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Health Summary

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

ALT Activity

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AZA inherited both copies of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

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

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Canine Multifocal Retinopathy, cmr1 (BEST1 Exon 2)

Identified in Boerboels

Urate Kidney & Bladder Stones (SLC2A9)

Identified in Boerboels

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Through AZA’s mitochondrial DNA we can trace her mother’s ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. This map helps you visualize the routes that her ancestors took to your home. Their story is described below the map.

Haplogroup

A1d

Haplotype

A426

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A1d

IBK AZA’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.

A426

IBK AZA’s Haplotype

Part of the A1d haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in mixed-breed dogs.

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The vast majority of Rottweilers have the A1d haplogroup.

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The Paternal Haplotype reveals a dog’s deep ancestral lineage, stretching back thousands of years to the original domestication of dogs.

Are you looking for information on the breeds that AZA inherited from her mom and dad? Check out her breed breakdown.

Paternal Haplotype is determined by looking at a dog’s Y-chromosome—but not all dogs have Y-chromosomes!

Why can’t we show Paternal Haplotype results for female dogs?

All dogs have two sex chromosomes. Female dogs have two X-chromosomes (XX) and male dogs have one X-chromosome and one Y-chromosome (XY). When having offspring, female (XX) dogs always pass an X-chromosome to their puppy. Male (XY) dogs can pass either an X or a Y-chromosome—if the puppy receives an X-chromosome from its father then it will be a female (XX) puppy and if it receives a Y-chromosome then it will be a male (XY) puppy. As you can see, Y-chromosomes are passed down from a male dog only to its male offspring.

Since AZA is a female (XX) dog, she has no Y-chromosome for us to analyze and determine a paternal haplotype.

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