Milldamcreek Bringing SexyBack

“Ocean”
Milldamcreek Bringing SexyBack

Australian Shepherd Group

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Place of Birth
Shawville, QC, Canada

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Genetic Breed Result

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Australian Shepherd Group

100.0% Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherd
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Genetic Stats


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Genetic Age
9 human years Learn More
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DNA Breed Origins

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Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherd

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Health Summary

Ocean inherited one variant that you should learn more about.

Degenerative Myelopathy, DM

Ocean inherited one copy of the variant we tested

What does this result mean?

This result should not impact Ocean’s health but it could have consequences for siblings or other related dogs if they inherited two copies of the variant. We recommend discussing this result with their owners or breeders if you are in contact.

Impact on Breeding

This result should be taken into account as part of your breeding program. Ocean will pass this variant to ~50% of his offspring.

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

Multiple Drug Sensitivity (MDR1)

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

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd (PRCD Exon 1)

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

Collie Eye Anomaly (NHEJ1)

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

Canine Multifocal Retinopathy (BEST1 Exon 2)

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

Hereditary Cataracts (HSF4 Exon 9 Shepherd Variant)

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

Urate Kidney & Bladder Stones (SLC2A9)

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

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 6, NCL 6 (CLN6 Exon 7)

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

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (CLN8 Australian Shepherd Variant)

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

Craniomandibular Osteopathy, CMO (SLC37A2)

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

Additional Genetic Conditions


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Through Ocean’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

B61

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B1

Milldamcreek Bringing SexyBack’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

Milldamcreek Bringing SexyBack’s Haplotype

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

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

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

Through Ocean’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

Milldamcreek Bringing SexyBack’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

Milldamcreek Bringing SexyBack’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.