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Little Dixie Ranch Gun Runner (Gunner)

Brittany

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“Gunner was born November 15, 2019 at Little Dixie Ranch, MO. He is an avid bird hunter and lap dog.”

Place of Birth

Houstonia, MO, USA

Current Location

Lacey Township, New Jersey, USA

From

Houstonia, MO, USA

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Registration

American Kennel Club (AKC): SS15242707

Genetic Breed Result

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Brittany

Brittanys are versatile gun dogs whose high energy and affection levels also make them a popular family dog. Originating in France, the Brittany is highly capable of doing the work it was originally bred to do, but at the end of the day, they're happy to spend time with their people and families.

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Genetic Stats

Predicted Adult Weight

48 lbs

Genetic Age
29 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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Health Summary

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Little Dixie Ranch Gun Runner (Gunner) has one variant that you should let your vet know about.

ALT Activity

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Little Dixie Ranch Gun Runner (Gunner) inherited both copies of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

Little Dixie Ranch Gun Runner (Gunner) 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 Little Dixie Ranch Gun Runner (Gunner)'s ALT activity above their current, healthy, ALT activity. As an increase above Little Dixie Ranch Gun Runner (Gunner)’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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Complement 3 Deficiency, C3 Deficiency (C3)

Identified in Brittanys

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Through Little Dixie Ranch Gun Runner (Gunner)’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

A272

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A1e

Little Dixie Ranch Gun Runner (Gunner)’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!

A272

Little Dixie Ranch Gun Runner (Gunner)’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1e haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Airedale Terriers, Toy Manchester Terriers, Brittanys, and village dogs in Portugal.

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Irish Wolfhounds are a consistent carrier of A1e.

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Through Little Dixie Ranch Gun Runner (Gunner)’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

A1b

Haplotype

Ha.2

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A1b

Little Dixie Ranch Gun Runner (Gunner)’s Haplogroup

For most of dog history, this haplogroup was probably quite rare. However, a couple hundred years ago it seems to have found its way into a prized male guard dog in Europe who had many offspring, including the ancestors of many European guard breeds such as Doberman Pinchers, St. Bernards, and Great Danes. Despite being rare, many of the most imposing dogs on Earth have it; strangely, so do many Pomeranians! Perhaps this explains why some Poms are so tough, acting like they're ten times their actual size! This lineage is most commonly found in working dogs, in particular guard dogs. With origins in Europe, it spread widely across other regions as Europeans took their dogs across the world.

Ha.2

Little Dixie Ranch Gun Runner (Gunner)’s Haplotype

Part of the A1b haplogroup, this haplotype is found in Papillons and village dogs in Central America, Africa, and Eurasia.

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Great Danes and Pomeranians have this in common!

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