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Calypso of Kathy Ann's Farm

Great Pyrenees

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“Calypso is the ultimate working dog and livestock guardian. She was born in a barn and raised among her stock. She spends the majority of her time guarding sheep, goats and cows and is working towards guarding poultry. Calypso’s best friend is our dairy cow Ella, and together they always find an adventure to make farm life more fun. Calypso has an excellent working coat and a great temperament.”

Place of Birth

West Virginia, USA

Current Location

Waterford, Virginia, USA

From

West Virginia, USA

This dog has been viewed and been given 4 wags

Registration

Microchip: 956000012419826

Genetic Breed Result

Great Pyrenees

Great Pyrenees

The Great Pyrenees is an exceptionally loving dog whose primary function is to protect sheep, goats, livestock, people, children, grass, flowers, the moon, lawn furniture, and any real or imaginary predators that may intrude on your personal space. They have a strong build and an amazing thick white coat that exudes elegance and majesty. They make a great family dog because of their intelligence and steady temperament.

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Genetic Stats

Predicted Adult Weight

76 lbs

Genetic Age
29 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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Changes to this dog’s profile
  • On 7/15/2021 changed name from "Guardian Calypso of Kathy Ann's Farm" to "Calypso of Kathy Ann's Farm"
  • On 9/28/2020 changed name from "Calypso of Kathy Ann's Farm" to "Guardian Calypso of Kathy Ann's Farm"
  • On 8/1/2020 changed name from "Guardian Calypso of Kathy Ann's Farm" to "Calypso of Kathy Ann's Farm"
  • On 6/27/2020 changed name from "Calypso" to "Guardian Calypso of Kathy Ann's Farm"
  • On 6/17/2020 changed handle from "calypso51" to "kafcalypso"

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Health Summary

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

ALT Activity

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Calypso inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

Calypso has one copy of a variant associated with reduced ALT activity as measured on veterinary blood chemistry panels. Please inform your veterinarian that Calypso has this genotype, as ALT is often used as an indicator of liver health and Calypso is likely to have a lower than average resting ALT activity. As such, an increase in Calypso’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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Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia Type I (ITGA2B Exon 13, Great Pyrenees Variant)

Identified in Great Pyrenees

Canine Multifocal Retinopathy, cmr1 (BEST1 Exon 2)

Identified in Great Pyrenees

Degenerative Myelopathy, DM (SOD1A)

Identified in Great Pyrenees

Additional Genetic Conditions

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Coat Color

Coat Color

E Locus (MC1R)
No dark hairs anywhere (ee)
K Locus (CBD103)
Not expressed (kyky)
Intensity Loci LINKAGE
Any pigmented hair likely white or cream (Dilute Red Pigmentation)
A Locus (ASIP)
Not expressed (ayat)
D Locus (MLPH)
Not expressed (DD)
B Locus (TYRP1)
Likely black colored nose/feet (BB)
Saddle Tan (RALY)
Not expressed (NN)
S Locus (MITF)
Likely flash, parti, piebald, or extreme white (spsp)
M Locus (PMEL)
No merle alleles (mm)
H Locus (Harlequin)
No harlequin alleles (hh)
Other Coat Traits

Other Coat Traits

Furnishings (RSPO2) LINKAGE
Likely unfurnished (no mustache, beard, and/or eyebrows) (II)
Coat Length (FGF5)
Likely long coat (TT)
Shedding (MC5R)
Likely heavy/seasonal shedding (CT)
Hairlessness (FOXI3) LINKAGE
Very unlikely to be hairless (NN)
Hairlessness (SGK3)
Very unlikely to be hairless (NN)
Oculocutaneous Albinism Type 2 (SLC45A2) LINKAGE
Likely not albino (NN)
Coat Texture (KRT71)
Likely straight coat (CC)
Other Body Features

Other Body Features

Muzzle Length (BMP3)
Likely medium or long muzzle (CC)
Tail Length (T)
Likely normal-length tail (CC)
Hind Dewclaws (LMBR1)
Likely to have hind dew claws (TT)
Blue Eye Color (ALX4) LINKAGE
Less likely to have blue eyes (NN)
Back Muscling & Bulk, Large Breed (ACSL4)
Likely normal muscling (CC)
Body Size

Body Size

Body Size (IGF1)
Larger (NN)
Body Size (IGFR1)
Larger (GG)
Body Size (STC2)
Larger (TT)
Body Size (GHR - E191K)
Larger (GG)
Body Size (GHR - P177L)
Larger (CC)
Performance

Performance

Altitude Adaptation (EPAS1)
Normal altitude tolerance (GG)
Appetite (POMC) LINKAGE
Normal food motivation (NN)
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Through Calypso’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

A1e

Haplotype

A25

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A1e

Calypso of Kathy Ann's Farm’s Haplogroup

This female lineage likely stems from some of the original Central Asian wolves that were domesticated into modern dogs starting about 15,000 years ago. It seemed to be a fairly rare dog line for most of dog history until the past 300 years, when the lineage seemed to “explode” out and spread quickly. What really separates this group from the pack is its presence in Alaskan village dogs and Samoyeds. It is possible that this was an indigenous lineage brought to the Americas from Siberia when people were first starting to make that trip themselves! We see this lineage pop up in overwhelming numbers of Irish Wolfhounds, and it also occurs frequently in popular large breeds like Bernese Mountain Dogs, Saint Bernards and Great Danes. Shetland Sheepdogs are also common members of this maternal line, and we see it a lot in Boxers, too. Though it may be all mixed up with European dogs thanks to recent breeding events, its origins in the Americas makes it a very exciting lineage for sure!

A25

Calypso of Kathy Ann's Farm’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1e haplogroup, we have detected this haplotype in village dogs in Mexico. We also see it in Irish Wolfhounds, Great Pyrenees, Brittanys, and Labrador Retrievers.

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Irish Wolfhounds are a consistent carrier of A1e.

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

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