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Carefree's John Wick CGC

Samoyed

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“Keanu is a 5 year old Samoyed.”

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@keanuthesamoyed

Place of Birth

Paulden, AZ, USA

Current Location

Montclair, California, USA

From

Paulden, AZ, USA

This dog has been viewed and been given 10 wags

Registration

American Kennel Club (AKC): WS56647901
Microchip: 956000005946747

Genetic Breed Result

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Samoyed

A working breed, the Samoyed can be strong-willed at times, but above all they remain friendly, gentle, and devoted family dogs. The Samoyed was originally bred to hunt, haul sledges, and herd reindeer. Among the breed’s duties: pack hiking, tracking, and warming their owners by sleeping on top of them at night.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

2.5 % HIGH

Predicted Adult Weight

65 lbs

Genetic Age
48 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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Changes to this dog’s profile
  • On 7/11/2019 changed name from "“Keanu” Carefree's John Wick" to "Carefree's John Wick"
  • On 6/19/2019 changed name from "Carefree's John Wick" to "“Keanu” Carefree's John Wick"
  • On 6/19/2019 changed name from "Carefree's John Wick (Keanu)" to "Carefree's John Wick"
  • On 6/19/2019 changed name from "Carefree's John Wick" to "Carefree's John Wick (Keanu)"
  • On 6/19/2019 changed handle from "keanu3" to "keanuthesamoyed"
  • On 6/19/2019 changed name from "Keanu" to "Carefree's John Wick"

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Health Summary

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

ALT Activity

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Keanu inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

Keanu has one copy of a variant associated with reduced ALT activity as measured on veterinary blood chemistry panels. Please inform your veterinarian that Keanu has this genotype, as ALT is often used as an indicator of liver health and Keanu is likely to have a lower than average resting ALT activity. As such, an increase in Keanu’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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X-Linked Progressive Retinal Atrophy 1, XL-PRA1

Identified in Samoyeds

X-Linked Hereditary Nephropathy, XLHN

Identified in Samoyeds

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Through Keanu’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

A1e

Haplotype

A226

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A1e

Carefree's John Wick’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!

A226

Carefree's John Wick’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1e haplogroup, we have spotted this haplotype in village dogs in Central and South America and Papua New Guinea. Among the 10 breeds we have detected it in, we see it most frequently in Border Collies, Doberman Pinschers, and Samoyeds.

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Irish Wolfhounds are a consistent carrier of A1e.

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Through Keanu’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

H5a.3

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C

Carefree's John Wick’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.

H5a.3

Carefree's John Wick’s Haplotype

Part of the C haplogroup, the H5a.3 haplotype occurs most commonly in Samoyeds, Eurasiers and Finnish Lapphunds.

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The Shiba Inu descends from this relativey rare haplogroup.

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