Little Joe, aka "Scar Face,"  Our #1 Hound Dog

Little Joe, aka "Scar Face," Our #1 Hound Dog

Treeing Walker Coonhound

  • Photo of Little Joe, aka "Scar Face,"  Our #1 Hound Dog, a Treeing Walker Coonhound  in West Virginia, USA Photo of Little Joe, aka "Scar Face,"  Our #1 Hound Dog, a Treeing Walker Coonhound  in West Virginia, USA
    Thanks for the recliner, dad! Hound dog red looks great on brown!

“Little Joe arrived in W NY from Braxton County, W VA, Apr 19, 2017, with known acute kidney disease. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNzidXmzOQ0 Loving and loyal, snuggly with a bit of sass, Joe did his best for almost 4 years to remain Head Hound dog. His labs took a non-recoverable turn. He died at home Oct 23,2020, held by Colton, Bill, and Mark. Joe left no doubt to his understanding of love, companionship and duty. Love you, Little Joe, #1 Hound Dog”

Place of Birth
West Virginia, USA
Current Location
Darien Center, New York, USA
From
SPCA Serving Erie County, Harlem Road, West Seneca, NY, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Treeing Walker Coonhound

100.0% Treeing Walker Coonhound
Treeing Walker Coonhound Treeing Walker Coonhound
The Treeing Walker Coonhound is phenomenal hunter and working dog. These hardy hounds were built with unmatched speed and stamina in their respective category. This American breed is mainly used today as a working/hunting dog, but can still make a wonderful companion.
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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

0.6 % LOW Learn More

Predicted Adult Weight
Genetic Age
76 human years Learn More
Based on the date of birth provided
Changes to this dog’s profile
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  • On 10/22/2020 changed name from "Little Joe, Our #1 Hound Dog" to "Little Joe, aka "Scar Face," Our #1 Hound Dog"
  • On 10/22/2020 changed name from "Little Joe" to "Little Joe, Our #1 Hound Dog"

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Health Summary

Little Joe, aka "Scar Face," Our #1 Hound Dog inherited one variant that you should learn more about.

And one variant that you should tell your vet about.

Dilated Cardiomyopathy, DCM1

Little Joe, aka "Scar Face," Our #1 Hound Dog inherited one copy of the variant we tested

What does this result mean?

Our research indicates that this genetic variant is not likely to increase the risk that Little Joe, aka "Scar Face," Our #1 Hound Dog will develop this disease.

Scientific Basis

Dogs with similar breeds to Little Joe, aka "Scar Face," Our #1 Hound Dog are not likely to have increased risk of developing the disease. Research has indicated increased risk in other breeds that are not found in Little Joe, aka "Scar Face," Our #1 Hound Dog.

What is Dilated Cardiomyopathy, DCM1?

DCM is the most common acquired heart disease of adult dogs. The heart has two heavily muscled ventricles that pump blood away from the heart. This disease causes progressive weakening of the ventricles by reducing the muscle mass, which causes the ventricles to dilate. Dilated ventricles do not contract and circulate oxygenated blood well, which eventually leads to heart failure.


ALT Activity

Little Joe, aka "Scar Face," Our #1 Hound Dog inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

Little Joe, aka "Scar Face," Our #1 Hound Dog has one copy of a variant associated with reduced ALT activity as measured on veterinary blood chemistry panels. Please inform your veterinarian that Little Joe, aka "Scar Face," Our #1 Hound Dog has this genotype, as ALT is often used as an indicator of liver health and Little Joe, aka "Scar Face," Our #1 Hound Dog is likely to have a lower than average resting ALT activity. As such, an increase in Little Joe, aka "Scar Face," Our #1 Hound Dog’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


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
Likely saddle tan patterned
White Spotting
S (White Spotting) Locus
Likely to have large white areas 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 short or mid-length coat
Shedding
Likely heavy/seasonal shedding
Coat Texture
Likely straight 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
Intermediate
Body Size 2
Larger
Body Size 3
Larger
Body Size 4
Larger
Body Size 5
Larger
Performance

Performance

Altitude Adaptation
Normal altitude tolerance
Appetite LINKAGE
Normal food motivation

Through Little Joe, aka "Scar Face," Our #1 Hound Dog’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

B1

Haplotype

B1c

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B1

Little Joe, aka "Scar Face," Our #1 Hound Dog’s Haplogroup

B1 is the second most common maternal lineage in breeds of European or American origin. It is the female line of the majority of Golden Retrievers, Basset Hounds, and Shih Tzus, and about half of Beagles, Pekingese and Toy Poodles. This lineage is also somewhat common among village dogs that carry distinct ancestry from these breeds. We know this is a result of B1 dogs being common amongst the European dogs that their conquering owners brought around the world, because nowhere on earth is it a very common lineage in village dogs. It even enables us to trace the path of (human) colonization: Because most Bichons are B1 and Bichons are popular in Spanish culture, B1 is now fairly common among village dogs in Latin America.

B1c

Little Joe, aka "Scar Face," Our #1 Hound Dog’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, we have detected this haplotype in Mexico and Lebanon village dogs. Among the 12 breeds that we have spotted this haplotype in, it occurs most frequently in Border Collies, Australian Shepherd Dogs, and West Highland white Terriers.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

The B1 haplogroup can be found in village dogs like the Peruvian Village Dog, pictured above.

Through Little Joe, aka "Scar Face," Our #1 Hound Dog’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

Little Joe, aka "Scar Face," Our #1 Hound Dog’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

Little Joe, aka "Scar Face," Our #1 Hound Dog’s Haplotype

Part of the A1a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in mixed breed dogs.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

Dogs with A1a lineage travelled during European Colonial times.