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Rowan

Old English Sheepdog

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“She was picked up from an auction in Missouri at the end of May 2021 by B Squad Dog Rescue out of Sioux Falls, SD. I fostered her from there- she knew nothing about the world ( a name, how to sit, how to use stairs, people, other animals, she knew nothing) and was afraid of everything. She very clearly spent her first few years in a kennel. She became a foster fail in August 2020 once she blossomed into her lovely sheepie personality. She found out the world isn't so scary!”

Place of Birth

Missouri, USA

Current Location

Flandreau, South Dakota, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Old English Sheepdog

The Old English Sheepdog is a spirited breed that likes to show of its working ability and that amazing shaggy coat. These guys have been around since the early 1800's and are still best used as herding dogs. They can make great family pets as long as you are ready to fill their exercise and grooming needs.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

1.5 % HIGH

Predicted Adult Weight

62 lbs

Genetic Age
34 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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Health Summary

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Rowan inherited two variants that you should learn more about.

Hereditary Ataxia, Cerebellar Degeneration

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Rowan inherited one copy of the variant we tested

What does this result mean?

This result does not impact your dog’s health. It could have consequences for siblings or other family members, and you should let them know if you are in contact with them.

What is Hereditary Ataxia, Cerebellar Degeneration?

Known as the "oldest" (even reptiles and more ancient species have them!) part of the brain, the cerebellum fine-tunes motor signals from the brain to the muscles, allowing for balance and coordination. When the cerebellum does not function properly, dogs become uncoordinated and do not have the ability to perform fine motor skills.

Acral Mutilation Syndrome

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Rowan inherited one copy of the variant we tested

What does this result mean?

Because this variant is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner (meaning dogs need two copies of the variant to develop the disease), Rowan is unlikely to develop this condition due to the variant.

What is Acral Mutilation Syndrome?

HSAN is a rare condition affecting the dog's ability to feel pain.

Breed-Relevant Genetic Conditions

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Multiple Drug Sensitivity

Identified in Old English Sheepdogs

Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia, PCD

Identified in Old English Sheepdogs

Exercise-Induced Collapse, EIC

Identified in Old English Sheepdogs

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Through Rowan’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

A1d

Haplotype

A11a/419

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A1d

Rowan’s Haplogroup

This female lineage can be traced back about 15,000 years to some of the original Central Asian wolves that were domesticated into modern dogs. The early females that represent this lineage were likely taken into Eurasia, where they spread rapidly. As a result, many modern breed and village dogs from the Americas, Africa, through Asia and down into Oceania belong to this group! This widespread lineage is not limited to a select few breeds, but the majority of Rottweilers, Afghan Hounds and Wirehaired Pointing Griffons belong to it. It is also the most common female lineage among Papillons, Samoyeds and Jack Russell Terriers. Considering its occurrence in breeds as diverse as Afghan Hounds and Samoyeds, some of this is likely ancient variation. But because of its presence in many modern European breeds, much of its diversity likely can be attributed to much more recent breeding.

A11a/419

Rowan’s Haplotype

Part of the A1d haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in Yorkshire Terriers, Old English Sheepdogs, and Miniature Schnauzers.

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The vast majority of Rottweilers have the A1d haplogroup.

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

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