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Paisley

St. Berdoodle

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“Paisley is a very fun loving gentle giant! Her dad was a St. Berdoodle and her mom was a St. Bernard. She is the sweetest girl. Would curl up in your lap if you let her. Her favourite game is going for runs in the country beside the quad.”

Place of Birth

Calgary, AB, Canada

Current Location

Alberta, Canada

From

Calgary, AB, Canada

This dog has been viewed and been given 12 wags

Genetic Breed Result

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Saint Bernard

The Saint Bernard is a gentle giant that has been saving lives in the Swiss Alps for centuries. These easy-going guys can make great family additions, as long as you are okay with cleaning up slobber.

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Poodle (Standard)

Known as the national dog breed of France, poodles were developed in Germany and are known for their loyalty and distinctive coat.

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Saint Bernard
Poodle (Standard)

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Our algorithms predict this is the most likely family tree to explain Paisley’s breed mix, but this family tree may not be the only possible one.

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Health Summary

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

ALT Activity

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Paisley inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

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

Identified in Standard Poodles

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd

Identified in Standard Poodles

GM2 Gangliosidosis

Identified in Standard Poodles

Degenerative Myelopathy, DM

Identified in Standard Poodles

Neonatal Encephalopathy with Seizures, NEWS

Identified in Standard Poodles

Leonberger Polyneuropathy 1

Identified in Saint Bernards

Osteochondrodysplasia

Identified in Standard Poodles

Intervertebral Disc Disease (Type I)

Identified in Standard Poodles

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Through Paisley’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

A1e

Haplotype

A277

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A1e

Paisley’s Haplogroup

This female lineage likely stems from some of the original Central Asian wolves that were domesticated into modern dogs starting about 15,000 years ago. It seemed to be a fairly rare dog line for most of dog history until the past 300 years, when the lineage seemed to “explode” out and spread quickly. What really separates this group from the pack is its presence in Alaskan village dogs and Samoyeds. It is possible that this was an indigenous lineage brought to the Americas from Siberia when people were first starting to make that trip themselves! We see this lineage pop up in overwhelming numbers of Irish Wolfhounds, and it also occurs frequently in popular large breeds like Bernese Mountain Dogs, Saint Bernards and Great Danes. Shetland Sheepdogs are also common members of this maternal line, and we see it a lot in Boxers, too. Though it may be all mixed up with European dogs thanks to recent breeding events, its origins in the Americas makes it a very exciting lineage for sure!

A277

Paisley’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1e haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Saint Bernards. It’s a rare find!

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Irish Wolfhounds are a consistent carrier of A1e.

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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 Paisley inherited from her mom and dad? Check out her breed breakdown and family tree.

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

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