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HNR-SR INT-SR NAT-SR Ludo

Australian Shepherd Group

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  • Photo of Ludo, an Australian Shepherd Group  in Tonasket, WA, USA Photo of Ludo, an Australian Shepherd Group  in Tonasket, WA, USA
    8 weeks

“Ludo loves to chase the hose water. He also stole a strawberry out of the garden box today. Named after a muppet, Ludo is a confident and sensitive red tri MAS with blue/amber eyes. He loves to play, and competes in dock diving and Fast CAT. Super cuddly and speedy. He was sired by an elite show champion, Bandana Living Like A Renegade. Ludo is a champion too! He already won his puppy conformation titles at his first IABCA show and earned an advanced trick dog title!”

Place of Birth

Tonasket, WA, USA

Current Location

Portland, Oregon, USA

From

Tonasket, WA, USA

This dog has been viewed and been given 18 wags

Registration

MASCA: MF70053

Genetic Breed Result

Ludo

HNR-SR INT-SR NAT-SR Ludo

Australian Shepherd Group
100.0% Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherd

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

Wolfiness

0.3 % LOW

Predicted Adult Weight

22 lbs

Genetic Age
21 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherd

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Health Summary

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

ALT Activity

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Ludo inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

Ludo has one copy of a variant associated with reduced ALT activity as measured on veterinary blood chemistry panels. Please inform your veterinarian that Ludo has this genotype, as ALT is often used as an indicator of liver health and Ludo is likely to have a lower than average resting ALT activity. As such, an increase in Ludo’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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Multiple Drug Sensitivity

Identified in Australian Shepherds and Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherds

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd

Identified in Australian Shepherds and Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherds

Collie Eye Anomaly

Identified in Australian Shepherds and Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherds

Canine Multifocal Retinopathy, cmr1

Identified in Australian Shepherds and Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherds

Hereditary Cataracts

Identified in Australian Shepherds and Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherds

Urate Kidney & Bladder Stones

Identified in Australian Shepherds and Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherds

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 6, NCL 6

Identified in Australian Shepherds and Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherds

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 8, NCL 8

Identified in Australian Shepherds and Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherds

Craniomandibular Osteopathy, CMO

Identified in Australian Shepherds and Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherds

Additional Genetic Conditions

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Base Coat Color

Base Coat Color

Dark or Light Fur
E (Extension) Locus
Can have dark fur
Dark brown pigment
Cocoa
No impact on fur and skin color
Red Pigment Intensity LINKAGE
I (Intensity) Loci
Any light fur likely yellow or tan
Brown or Black Pigment
B (Brown) Locus
Brown 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
Not saddle tan patterned
White Spotting
S (White Spotting) Locus
Likely to have little to no white in coat
Roan LINKAGE
R (Roan) Locus
Likely no impact on coat pattern
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 long 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
Smaller
Body Size 2
Larger
Body Size 3
Smaller
Body Size 4
Intermediate
Body Size 5
Larger
Performance

Performance

Altitude Adaptation
Normal altitude tolerance
Appetite LINKAGE
Normal food motivation
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Through Ludo’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

C2

Haplotype

C40

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C2

Ludo’s Haplogroup

C2 is a very old female lineage found more commonly among English Setters, English Bulldogs, and American Eskimo Dogs. We also see C2 in village dogs in South Asia. Rather than having a few characteristic breeds representing this lineage particularly well, it is present in a few uncommon individuals of many different breeds. Unlike some European breed lineages that have seen skyrocketing popularity along the path to the modern dogs we see today, C2 tends to reflect the deep history of man's best friend.

C40

Ludo’s Haplotype

Part of the C2 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in mixed breed dogs.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

You can often find his haplogroup in the lovable English Bulldog.

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Through Ludo’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.2

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A1a

Ludo’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.2

Ludo’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Yorkshire Terriers, Norfolk Terriers, Silky Terriers, and Norwich Terriers.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

Dogs with A1a lineage travelled during European Colonial times.

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