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Whippet

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“Jack is the Lamborghini we inherited that we're still learning to drive. He's one of the sweetest boys ever, has been a puppy raiser/foster brother to 18 other sighthounds through his rescue, Greyhound Rescue Austin, and was a lure coursing and agility champ and Best in Show puppy with his previous owner. His breeder name is Annadar's Look Into My Heart.”

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Place of Birth

Richburg, South Carolina, USA

Current Location

Austin, Texas, USA

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Austin, Texas, USA

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Whippet

The Whippet is a sighthound breed who can be counted on to speedily go after rabbits and other small game. While adept hunters today, Whippets also compete in agility, flyball, lure coursing, rally, and obedience. They are loving dogs, and their unique nature, friendly personality, and stylish looks make them a favorite as a family companion, as well as in the show ring.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

0.6 % LOW

Predicted Adult Weight

46 lbs

Genetic Age
93 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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Health Summary

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Jack inherited one variant that you should learn more about.

Bald Thigh Syndrome

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Jack inherited both copies of the variant we tested

What does this result mean?

We do not know whether this increases the risk that Jack will develop this disease.

Scientific Basis

Research studies for this variant have been based on dogs of other breeds. Not enough dogs with the breeds in Jack have been studied to know whether or not this variant will increase Jack’s risk of developing this disease.

What is Bald Thigh Syndrome?

A cosmetic condition common to sighthounds characterized by hair loss on the thighs. It is caused by a structural abnormality of the hair follicle.

Breed-Relevant Genetic Conditions

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Multiple Drug Sensitivity

Identified in Whippets

Glycogen storage disease Type VII, Phosphofructokinase Deficiency, PFK Deficiency

Identified in Whippets

Bully Whippet Syndrome

Identified in Whippets

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Through Jack’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

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A1b

Jack’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

Jack’s Haplotype

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

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A1b is the most common haplogroup found in German Shepherds.

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Through Jack’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

A2b

Haplotype

Hc.11

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A2b

Jack’s Haplogroup

A2b appears to have split a few times in succession, which means that some of the Central Asian male ancestors of this lineage went their separate ways before their respective Y chromosomes made their rounds. There is not much diversity in this lineage, meaning that it has only begun to take off recently. Two iconic breeds, the Dachshund and Bloodhound, represent this lineage well. Over half of Rottweilers are A2b, as are the majority of Labrador Retrievers and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. While A2a is restricted mostly to East Asia, this paternal line is also found among European breeds.

Hc.11

Jack’s Haplotype

Part of the A2b haplogroup, this haplotype occurs primarily in Border Terriers, Whippets, Jack Russell Terriers, and village dogs in the South Pacific and Croatia.

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A2b is found in the Daschund breed.

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