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“Reagan”
GCH CH Rakshaw Del Bergamontania

Bergamasco Sheepdog

“She was from the first Bergamasco litter born in Ireland”

Current Location

Caldwell, Idaho, USA

This dog has been viewed and been given 3 wags

Registration

American Kennel Club (AKC): DN55353101

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Bergamasco Sheepdog

The Bergamasco Sheepdog's characteristic, corded coat (in which sections of hair weave together to form "flocks"), allows them to practically blend in with the sheep they watch over, while also offering weather protection. These livestock guardian dogs are enlisted to watch over flocks and ensure their protection from predators. Though only recently recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2015, the Bergamasco Sheepdog has been around for centuries in its native land -- the Italian Alps.

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Changes to this dog’s profile
  • On 4/11/2022 changed name from "Rakshaw Del Bergamontania" to "GCH CH Rakshaw Del Bergamontania"

Health Summary

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Reagan inherited one variant that you should learn more about.

Canine Multifocal Retinopathy, cmr1

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Reagan inherited one copy of the variant we tested

What does this result mean?

This variant should not impact Reagan’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. Reagan is unlikely to develop this condition due to this variant because she only has one copy of the variant.

Impact on Breeding

Your dog carries this variant and will pass it on to ~50% of her offspring. You can email breeders@embarkvet.com to discuss with a genetic counselor how the genotype results should be applied to a breeding program.

What is Canine Multifocal Retinopathy, cmr1?

This is a non-progressive retinal disease that, in rare cases, can lead to vision loss. Dogs with larger lesions can suffer from vision loss. CMR is fairly non-progressive; new lesions will typically stop forming by the time a dog is an adult, and some lesions will even regress with time.

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Through Reagan’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

A22

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A1e

GCH CH Rakshaw Del Bergamontania’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!

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GCH CH Rakshaw Del Bergamontania’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1e haplogroup, we see this haplotype in Bernese Mountain Dogs, German Shepherd Dogs, Great Danes, and village dogs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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

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