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Ocean van de Zilveren Loop

Belgian Shepherd

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“Ocean is a Tervueren female born out of Malinois. She is the only KNPV PH-1 and KNPV Object certified Tervueren female in history witch makes her into a very unique girl. Ocean is a powerful girl, with high drives, she is very fast, courageous and strong.”

Place of Birth

Belgium

Current Location

Appelscha, Nederland

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Microchip: 972273000313635

Genetic Breed Result

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Belgian Malinois

The Belgian Malinois is an impressive working dog. These guys have become a staple within the military and the police force due to their intelligence and drive. They can make wonderful companions as long as they are thoroughly exercised.

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Genetic Stats

Predicted Adult Weight

45 lbs

Genetic Age
57 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Belgian Malinois

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Health Summary

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Ocean van de Zilveren Loop inherited one variant that you should learn more about.

And one variant that you should tell your vet about.

Spongy Degeneration with Cerebellar Ataxia 2

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Ocean van de Zilveren Loop inherited one copy of the variant we tested

What does this result mean?

This result should not impact Ocean van de Zilveren Loop’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

Your dog carries this variant and will pass it on to ~50% of her offspring.

What is Spongy Degeneration with Cerebellar Ataxia 2?

This is a neurodegenerative condition similar to the human multisystemic SeSAME/EAST syndrome. However, unlike SeSAME/EAST syndrome, affected dogs do not show signs of kidney disease or deafness.

ALT Activity

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Ocean van de Zilveren Loop inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

Ocean van de Zilveren Loop has one copy of a variant associated with reduced ALT activity as measured on veterinary blood chemistry panels. Please inform your veterinarian that Ocean van de Zilveren Loop has this genotype, as ALT is often used as an indicator of liver health and Ocean van de Zilveren Loop is likely to have a lower than average resting ALT activity. As such, an increase in Ocean van de Zilveren Loop’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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Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VII, Sly Syndrome, MPS VII (GUSB Exon 3, German Shepherd Variant)

Identified in Belgian Malinois and Belgian Shepherds

Spongy Degeneration with Cerebellar Ataxia 1 (KCNJ10)

Identified in Belgian Malinois and Belgian Shepherds

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Through Ocean van de Zilveren Loop’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

B6/8/67

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B1

Ocean van de Zilveren Loop’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.

B6/8/67

Ocean van de Zilveren Loop’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, this common haplotype occurs in village dogs from South America to the Middle East, all the way down to the French Polynesian Islands. Among the 12 breed dogs we have seen it in, it occurs most frequently among German Shepherd Dogs, English Springer Spaniels, and Havanese.

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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 Ocean van de Zilveren Loop 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 Ocean van de Zilveren Loop is a female (XX) dog, she has no Y-chromosome for us to analyze and determine a paternal haplotype.

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