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“Mattie”
Remarkable Rhythm de la Rouquine

Belgian Shepherd

“https://www.working-dog.com/dogs-details/6928751/Remarkable-Rhythm-de-la-Rouquine www.Facebook.com/mattie.nl Working tervueren - certified KNPV search dog and IGP rescue dog. In training for IGP 1 and KNPV surveillance dog”

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@mattie_en_mieke

Place of Birth

Netherlands

Current Location

Netherlands

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Netherlands

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Registration

Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI): 3187467
Microchip: 528140000782141

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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DNA Breed Origins

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Belgian Malinois

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Changes to this dog’s profile
  • On 6/5/2022 changed handle from "remarkablerhythmdelarouquine" to "remarkablemattie"
Here’s what Mattie’s family tree may have looked like.
While there may be other possible configurations of his family’s relationships, this is the most likely family tree to explain Mattie’s breed mix.
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Health Summary

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

ALT Activity

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Mattie inherited both copies of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

Mattie has two copies of a variant in the GPT gene and is likely to have a lower than average baseline ALT activity. ALT is a commonly used measure of liver health on routine veterinary blood chemistry panels. As such, your veterinarian may want to watch for changes in Mattie's ALT activity above their current, healthy, ALT activity. As an increase above Mattie’s baseline 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

Spongy Degeneration with Cerebellar Ataxia 2 (ATP1B2)

Identified in Belgian Malinois and Belgian Shepherds

Cardiomyopathy and Juvenile Mortality (YARS2)

Identified in Belgian Malinois and Belgian Shepherds

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Through Mattie’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

A1b

Haplotype

A412

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A1b

Remarkable Rhythm de la Rouquine’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!

A412

Remarkable Rhythm de la Rouquine’s Haplotype

Part of the A1b haplogroup, the A412 haplotype occurs most commonly in Belgian Malinois. It's a rare find!

A1b is the most common haplogroup found in German Shepherds.

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Through Mattie’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.

Haplogroup

A1b

Haplotype

Ha.4/11

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A1b

Remarkable Rhythm de la Rouquine’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.

Ha.4/11

Remarkable Rhythm de la Rouquine’s Haplotype

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

Great Danes and Pomeranians have this in common!

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