Venn diagram

Compare your dogs to Momo Select one to begin:

“Momo”
Toboetsuki go Mimi wo Sumaseba

Hokkaido

Smarter dog care powered by DNA
SHOP NOW

“Toboetsuki go Mimi wo Sumaseba is from Toboetsuki Hokkaido ken. Momo is from the first litter in the UK of Hokkaido Ken. Momo is CEA clear. She is an ambassador for the breed, and will be attending shows around the UK with the Association of Nihon Ken. Momo is FCI/IKC registered. Her mothers embark can be found here https://my.embarkvet.com/dog/kirin”

Instagram tag
@momo.the.hokkaido

Place of Birth

UK

Current Location

United Kingdom

From

UK

This dog has been viewed and been given 2 wags

Registration

N/A :

Genetic Breed Result

Loading...

Hokkaido

Well known for their loyalty, bravery, and intelligence, Hokkaidos are breed of dog are prized in Japan.

Learn More

Start a conversation! Message this dog’s owner.

Genetic Stats

Predicted Adult Weight

49 lbs

Genetic Age
32 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

Explore

Changes to this dog’s profile
  • On 5/26/2019 changed handle from "momo28" to "momothehokkaido"
  • On 4/27/2019 changed name from "Momo" to "Toboetsuki go Mimi wo Sumaseba"

Would you like more information? You can contact us at:

Health Summary

warn icon

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

ALT Activity

warn icon

Momo inherited both copies of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

Momo 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 Momo's ALT activity above their current, healthy, ALT activity. As an increase above Momo’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

good icon

Collie Eye Anomaly (NHEJ1)

Identified in Hokkaidos

Additional Genetic Conditions

good icon

Explore

Explore the genetics behind your dog’s appearance and size.

Coat Color

Coat Color

Other Coat Traits

Other Coat Traits

Other Body Features

Other Body Features

Body Size

Body Size

Performance

Performance

Embark Logo Learn more about Embark

Explore

Through Momo’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

A2

Haplotype

A211

Map

A2

Toboetsuki go Mimi wo Sumaseba’s Haplogroup

A2 is a very ancient maternal line. Most likely it was one of the major female lines that contributed to the very first domesticated dogs in Central Asia about 15,000 years ago. Some of the line stayed in Central Asia to the present day, and frequently appear as Tibetan Mastiffs and Akitas. Those that escaped the mountains of Central Asia sought out other cold spots, and are now found among Alaskan Malamutes and Siberian Huskies. This lineage is also occasionally found in several common Western breeds, such as German Shepherds and Labrador Retrievers. Curiously, all New Guinea Singing Dogs descend from this line. These are an ancient and very interesting breed found in the mountains of Papua New Guinea. Unfortunately, they are now endangered. They are closely related to the Australian dingo, so you could say its cousins are dingos! This line is also common in village dogs in Southeast and East Asia. Unlike many other lineages, A2 did not spread across the whole world, probably because it did not have the opportunity to hitch its wagon to European colonialism - or because these dogs just prefer hanging out in mountains, tundras, islands, and other hard-to-reach places!

A211

Toboetsuki go Mimi wo Sumaseba’s Haplotype

Part of the A2 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in German Shepherd Dogs, Siberian Huskies, and Alaskan Malamutes.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

Dingos commonly possess this haplogroup.

Embark Logo Learn more about Embark

Explore

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

Embark Logo Learn more about Embark

Explore