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Rhineferry's Daughter's Gift Kara

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

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“Rose is a sweet naughty girl. She is from our Raisa x the Polish Kaden.”

Place of Birth

Netherlands

Current Location

Nederland

From

Netherlands

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Registration

Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI): 3196337

Genetic Breed Result

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Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is a medium-sized waterfowl dog that lives to play fetch and swim. This adorable retriever makes a great family pet and will certainly catch the eye of onlookers

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Changes to this dog’s profile
  • On 12/16/2020 changed name from "Rhineferry's Son of Stars Veto" to "Rhineferry's Daughter's Gift Kara"
  • On 11/21/2020 changed handle from "rhineferrysdaughtersgiftkara" to "rhineferryssonofstarsveto"
  • On 11/21/2020 changed name from "Rhineferry's Daughter's Gift Kara" to "Rhineferry's Son of Stars Veto"
  • On 11/21/2020 changed handle from "rhineferryssonofstarsveto" to "rhineferrysdaughtersgiftkara"
  • On 11/21/2020 changed name from "Rhineferry's Son of Stars Veto" to "Rhineferry's Daughter's Gift Kara"

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Health Summary

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Rhineferry's Daughter's Gift Kara is at increased risk for one genetic health condition.

And inherited one variant that you should learn more about.

Intervertebral Disc Disease (Type I)

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Rhineferry's Daughter's Gift Kara inherited one copy of the variant we tested

How to interpret this result

Rhineferry's Daughter's Gift Kara has one copy of an FGF4 retrogene on chromosome 12. In some breeds such as Beagles, Cocker Spaniels, and Dachshunds (among others) this variant is found in nearly all dogs. While those breeds are known to have an elevated risk of IVDD, many dogs in those breeds never develop IVDD. For mixed breed dogs and purebreds of other breeds where this variant is not as common, risk for Type I IVDD is greater for individuals with this variant than for similar dogs.

What is Intervertebral Disc Disease (Type I)?

Type I Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) is a back/spine issue that refers to a health condition affecting the discs that act as cushions between vertebrae. With Type I IVDD, affected dogs can have a disc event where it ruptures or herniates towards the spinal cord. This pressure on the spinal cord causes neurologic signs which can range from a wobbly gait to impairment of movement. Chondrodystrophy (CDDY) refers to the relative proportion between a dog’s legs and body, wherein the legs are shorter and the body longer. There are multiple different variants that can cause a markedly chondrodystrophic appearance as observed in Dachshunds and Corgis. However, this particular variant is the only one known to also increase the risk for IVDD.

ALT Activity

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Rhineferry's Daughter's Gift Kara inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

Rhineferry's Daughter's Gift Kara has one copy of a variant associated with reduced ALT activity as measured on veterinary blood chemistry panels. Please inform your veterinarian that Rhineferry's Daughter's Gift Kara has this genotype, as ALT is often used as an indicator of liver health and Rhineferry's Daughter's Gift Kara is likely to have a lower than average resting ALT activity. As such, an increase in Rhineferry's Daughter's Gift Kara’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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Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd (PRCD Exon 1)

Identified in Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers

Collie Eye Anomaly (NHEJ1)

Identified in Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers

Cleft Lip and/or Cleft Palate (ADAMTS20, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Variant)

Identified in Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers

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Through Rhineferry's Daughter's Gift Kara’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

A259

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A1e

Rhineferry's Daughter's Gift Kara’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!

A259

Rhineferry's Daughter's Gift Kara’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1e haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in village dogs in the Dominican Republic.

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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 Rhineferry's Daughter's Gift Kara 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 Rhineferry's Daughter's Gift Kara is a female (XX) dog, she has no Y-chromosome for us to analyze and determine a paternal haplotype.

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