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Pomsky Northerns’ Nikita

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Genola, UT, USA

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Registration

Microchip: 985112011942763

Genetic Breed Result

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Pomeranian

The Pomeranian is a cocky, animated companion with an extroverted personality.

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Siberian Husky

Bred initially in Northern Siberia, the Siberian Husky is a medium-sized working dog who is quick and light on their feet. Their moderately compact and well furred body, erect ears and brush tail suggest their Northern heritage. Huskies are very active and energetic and are known for being long distance sled dogs.

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Discover dogs who share a similar breed mix to Pomsky Northerns’ Nikita. A higher score means the two dogs have more of their breed mix in common. A score of 100% means they share the exact same breed mix!

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Pomeranian
Siberian Husky

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Here’s what Pomsky Northerns’ Nikita’s family tree may have looked like.
While there may be other possible configurations of her family’s relationships, this is the most likely family tree to explain Pomsky Northerns’ Nikita’s breed mix.
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Health Summary

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Pomsky Northerns’ Nikita inherited one variant that you should learn more about.

And one variant that you should tell your vet about.

Degenerative Myelopathy, DM

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Pomsky Northerns’ Nikita inherited one copy of the variant we tested

What does this result mean?

This variant should not impact Pomsky Northerns’ Nikita’s health. This variant is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner, meaning that a dog needs two copies of the variant to show signs of this condition. Pomsky Northerns’ Nikita is unlikely to develop this condition due to this variant because she only has one copy of the variant.

Impact on Breeding

This result is also important if you decide to breed this dog - to produce the healthiest puppies we recommend genetic testing any potential mates for this condition.

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.

ALT Activity

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Pomsky Northerns’ Nikita inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

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

Identified in Pomeranians

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, rcd3

Identified in Pomeranians

X-Linked Progressive Retinal Atrophy 1, XL-PRA1

Identified in Siberian Huskies

Day Blindness

Identified in Siberian Huskies

Urate Kidney & Bladder Stones

Identified in Pomeranians

GM1 Gangliosidosis

Identified in Siberian Huskies

Oculocutaneous Albinism, OCA

Identified in Pomeranians

Hereditary Vitamin D-Resistant Rickets

Identified in Pomeranians

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Through Pomsky Northerns’ Nikita’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

A1b

Haplotype

A405

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A1b

Pomsky Northerns’ Nikita’s Haplogroup

This female lineage was very likely one of the original lineages in the wolves that were first domesticated into dogs in Central Asia about 15,000 years ago. Since then, the lineage has been very successful and travelled the globe! Dogs from this group are found in ancient Bronze Age fossils in the Middle East and southern Europe. By the end of the Bronze Age, it became exceedingly common in Europe. These dogs later became many of the dogs that started some of today's most popular breeds, like German Shepherds, Pugs, Whippets, English Sheepdogs and Miniature Schnauzers. During the period of European colonization, the lineage became even more widespread as European dogs followed their owners to far-flung places like South America and Oceania. It's now found in many popular breeds as well as village dogs across the world!

A405

Pomsky Northerns’ Nikita’s Haplotype

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

A1b is the most common haplogroup found in German Shepherds.

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

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