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Belgian Shepherd

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American Kennel Club (AKC): DN288068/05

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Belgian Tervuren

The Belgian Tervuren is one of the four varieties of Belgian Shepherd, though the AKC distinguishes them as their own breed. This active working dog is renowned for its intelligence and drive. If given the opportunity for plenty of physical and mental exercise, the Belgian Tervuren will astound you with its athleticism and versatility.

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Genetic Stats

Predicted Adult Weight

60 lbs

Genetic Age
87 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

DNA Breed Origins

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Belgian Tervuren

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  • On 7/23/2020 changed name from "Nico" to "Snowflower Tarragon"

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Nico is not at increased risk for the genetic health conditions that Embark tests.

Breed-Relevant Genetic Conditions

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Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VII, Sly Syndrome, MPS VII (GUSB Exon 3, German Shepherd Variant)

Identified in Belgian Shepherds and Belgian Tervurens

Spongy Degeneration with Cerebellar Ataxia 1 (KCNJ10)

Identified in Belgian Shepherds and Belgian Tervurens

Spongy Degeneration with Cerebellar Ataxia 2 (ATP1B2)

Identified in Belgian Shepherds and Belgian Tervurens

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Through Nico’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

A1d

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A11a/419

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A1d

Snowflower Tarragon’s Haplogroup

This female lineage can be traced back about 15,000 years to some of the original Central Asian wolves that were domesticated into modern dogs. The early females that represent this lineage were likely taken into Eurasia, where they spread rapidly. As a result, many modern breed and village dogs from the Americas, Africa, through Asia and down into Oceania belong to this group! This widespread lineage is not limited to a select few breeds, but the majority of Rottweilers, Afghan Hounds and Wirehaired Pointing Griffons belong to it. It is also the most common female lineage among Papillons, Samoyeds and Jack Russell Terriers. Considering its occurrence in breeds as diverse as Afghan Hounds and Samoyeds, some of this is likely ancient variation. But because of its presence in many modern European breeds, much of its diversity likely can be attributed to much more recent breeding.

A11a/419

Snowflower Tarragon’s Haplotype

Part of the A1d haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in Yorkshire Terriers, Old English Sheepdogs, and Miniature Schnauzers.

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The vast majority of Rottweilers have the A1d haplogroup.

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Through Nico’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.

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A1b

Haplotype

Ha.4/11

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A1b

Snowflower Tarragon’s Haplogroup

For most of dog history, this haplogroup was probably quite rare. However, a couple hundred years ago it seems to have found its way into a prized male guard dog in Europe who had many offspring, including the ancestors of many European guard breeds such as Doberman Pinchers, St. Bernards, and Great Danes. Despite being rare, many of the most imposing dogs on Earth have it; strangely, so do many Pomeranians! Perhaps this explains why some Poms are so tough, acting like they're ten times their actual size! This lineage is most commonly found in working dogs, in particular guard dogs. With origins in Europe, it spread widely across other regions as Europeans took their dogs across the world.

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Snowflower Tarragon’s Haplotype

Part of the A1b haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in mixed breed dogs.

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Great Danes and Pomeranians have this in common!

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