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“Rayla”
Lost River Beam of Moonlight

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Place of Birth

Kohlheck, Wiesbaden, Deutschland

Current Location

Kohlheck, Wiesbaden, Deutschland

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Registration

N/A : 21/M090R
Microchip: 276098108355752

Genetic Breed Result

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Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherds are an energetic mid-sized breed that make the perfect companion.

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Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherd

Miniature American Shepherds (also known as Miniature Australian Shepherds, or Mini Aussies) have the trainability, intelligence and energy of the larger Aussie cousins, and excel at outdoors activities and agility competitions.

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Genetic Stats

Predicted Adult Weight

26 lbs

Genetic Age
18 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Australian Shepherd
Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherd

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Health Summary

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Rayla inherited one variant that you should learn more about.

Degenerative Myelopathy, DM

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Rayla inherited one copy of the variant we tested

What does this result mean?

Because this variant is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner (meaning dogs need two copies of the variant to develop the disease), Rayla is unlikely to develop this condition due to the variant.

Impact on Breeding

Your dog carries this variant and will pass it on to ~50% of her offspring. You can email breeders@embarkvet.com to discuss with a genetic counselor how the genotype results should be applied to a breeding program.

What is Degenerative Myelopathy, DM?

The dog equivalent of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, DM is a progressive degenerative disorder of the spinal cord. Because the nerves that control the hind limbs are the first to degenerate, the most common clinical signs are back muscle wasting and gait abnormalities.

Breed-Relevant Genetic Conditions

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Multiple Drug Sensitivity (ABCB1)

Identified in Australian Shepherds, Australian Shepherds, and more

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd (PRCD Exon 1)

Identified in Australian Shepherds, Australian Shepherds, and more

Collie Eye Anomaly (NHEJ1)

Identified in Australian Shepherds, Australian Shepherds, and more

Day Blindness (CNGB3 Deletion, Alaskan Malamute Variant)

Identified in Australian Shepherds, Australian Shepherds, and more

Canine Multifocal Retinopathy, cmr1 (BEST1 Exon 2)

Identified in Australian Shepherds, Australian Shepherds, and more

Hereditary Cataracts (HSF4 Exon 9, Australian Shepherd Variant)

Identified in Australian Shepherds, Australian Shepherds, and more

Urate Kidney & Bladder Stones (SLC2A9)

Identified in Australian Shepherds, Australian Shepherds, and more

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 6, NCL 6 (CLN6 Exon 7, Australian Shepherd Variant)

Identified in Australian Shepherds, Australian Shepherds, and more

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 8, NCL 8 (CLN8, Australian Shepherd Variant)

Identified in Australian Shepherds, Australian Shepherds, and more

Craniomandibular Osteopathy, CMO (SLC37A2)

Identified in Australian Shepherds, Australian Shepherds, and more

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Through Rayla’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

B1

Haplotype

B61

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B1

Lost River Beam of Moonlight’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.

B61

Lost River Beam of Moonlight’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Australian Cattle Dogs. It’s a rare find!

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

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

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