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Jebediah Raphael

English Shepherd

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  • Photo of Jebediah Raphael, an English Shepherd  in Sycamore Spring Farm, Elmer Derr Road, Frederick, MD, USA Photo of Jebediah Raphael, an English Shepherd  in Sycamore Spring Farm, Elmer Derr Road, Frederick, MD, USA

“Jeb talked to me during meditation on the day he was conceived. Then it was my job to find him! As a baby he was quite the challenge with the "bitey bitey" but now he is nearing perfection as my bestest boy. He has freckles on both of his legs and a big patch of freckles on his chest. Jeb's favorite games are frisbee frisbee and orange ball orange ball and he LOVES to play in the magic water sprayer and swim in his "watering hole".”

Place of Birth

Sycamore Spring Farm, Elmer Derr Road, Frederick, MD, USA

Current Location

New Windsor, Maryland, USA

From

Frederick, MD, USA

This dog has been viewed and been given 17 wags

Registration

English Shepherd Registry: ESC-5570

Genetic Breed Result

Jebediah Raphael

Jebediah Raphael

English Shepherd
100.0% English Shepherd

English Shepherd

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

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

0.3 % LOW

Predicted Adult Weight

59 lbs

Genetic Age
35 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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Health Summary

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Jebediah Raphael is at increased risk for one genetic health condition.

And inherited one variant that you should learn more about.

Multiple Drug Sensitivity

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Jebediah Raphael inherited one copy of the variant we tested

How to interpret this result

Jebediah Raphael has one copy of a variant at the ABCB1 gene and is at risk for displaying adverse drug reactions. While he may not be as severely affected as a dog with two copies of the ABCB1 drug sensitivity allele, normal dosages of drugs could still have potentially severe effects on Jebediah Raphael. Please inform your veterinarian that Jebediah Raphael carries this variant; it is essential that they know this information before prescribing drugs.

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.

ALT Activity

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Jebediah Raphael inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

Jebediah Raphael has one copy of a variant associated with reduced ALT activity as measured on veterinary blood chemistry panels. Please inform your veterinarian that Jebediah Raphael has this genotype, as ALT is often used as an indicator of liver health and Jebediah Raphael is likely to have a lower than average resting ALT activity. As such, an increase in Jebediah Raphael’s 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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Trapped Neutrophil Syndrome, TNS

Identified in English Shepherds

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd

Identified in English Shepherds

Collie Eye Anomaly

Identified in English Shepherds

Urate Kidney & Bladder Stones

Identified in English Shepherds

Additional Genetic Conditions

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Base Coat Color

Base Coat Color

Dark or Light Fur
E (Extension) Locus
Can have dark fur
Red Pigment Intensity LINKAGE
I (Intensity) Loci
Any light fur likely yellow or tan
Brown or Black Pigment
B (Brown) Locus
Black or gray fur and skin
Color Dilution
D (Dilute) Locus
Dark (non-dilute) fur and skin
Coat Color Modifiers

Coat Color Modifiers

Hidden Patterning
K (Dominant Black) Locus
More likely to have patterned fur
Body Pattern
A (Agouti) Locus
Black/Brown and tan coat color pattern
Facial Fur Pattern
E (Extension) Locus
No dark mask or grizzle facial fur patterns
Saddle Tan
Not saddle tan patterned
White Spotting
S (White Spotting) Locus
Likely to have little to no white in coat
Merle
M (Merle) Locus
Unlikely to have merle pattern
Harlequin
No impact on coat pattern
Other Coat Traits

Other Coat Traits

Furnishings LINKAGE
Likely unfurnished (no mustache, beard, and/or eyebrows)
Coat Length
Likely long coat
Shedding
Likely heavy/seasonal shedding
Coat Texture
Likely wavy coat
Hairlessness (Xolo type) LINKAGE
Very unlikely to be hairless
Hairlessness (Terrier type)
Very unlikely to be hairless
Oculocutaneous Albinism Type 2 LINKAGE
Likely not albino
Other Body Features

Other Body Features

Muzzle Length
Likely medium or long muzzle
Tail Length
Likely normal-length tail
Hind Dew Claws
Unlikely to have hind dew claws
Back Muscling & Bulk (Large Breed)
Likely normal muscling
Eye Color LINKAGE
Less likely to have blue eyes
Body Size

Body Size

Body Size 1
Larger
Body Size 2
Larger
Body Size 3
Intermediate
Body Size 4
Larger
Body Size 5
Larger
Performance

Performance

Altitude Adaptation
Normal altitude tolerance
Appetite LINKAGE
Normal food motivation
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Through Jebediah Raphael’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

Jebediah Raphael’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

Jebediah Raphael’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 Jebediah Raphael’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

Jebediah Raphael’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

Jebediah Raphael’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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