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Orton Noble's Sawyer

Miniature Schnauzer

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“Sawyer is my little shadow. He follows me basically everywhere and is a cuddle bug. I hope to use Sawyer as a stud dog in my breeding program. But would like to know more about his health”

Place of Birth

Cardston, AB, Canada

Current Location

Roseburg, Oregon, USA

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Cardston, AB, Canada

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Registration

Canadian Kennel Club (CKC):

Genetic Breed Result

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Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzers are an alert and spirited breed with guard dog tendencies.

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Genetic Stats

Predicted Adult Weight

13 lbs

Genetic Age
48 human years

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Changes to this dog’s profile
  • On 4/8/2021 changed name from "Orton Noble's "Sawyer"" to "Orton Noble's Sawyer"
  • On 4/8/2021 changed name from "Sawyer" to "Orton Noble's "Sawyer""

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Health Summary

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

ALT Activity

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Sawyer inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

Sawyer has one copy of a variant associated with reduced ALT activity as measured on veterinary blood chemistry panels. Please inform your veterinarian that Sawyer has this genotype, as ALT is often used as an indicator of liver health and Sawyer is likely to have a lower than average resting ALT activity. As such, an increase in Sawyer’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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Persistent Mullerian Duct Syndrome, PMDS (AMHR2)

Identified in Miniature Schnauzers

Myotonia Congenita (CLCN1 Exon 7, Miniature Schnauzer Variant)

Identified in Miniature Schnauzers

Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (SBF2/MTRM13)

Identified in Miniature Schnauzers

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Through Sawyer’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

A464

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A1b

Orton Noble's Sawyer’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!

A464

Orton Noble's Sawyer’s Haplotype

Part of the A1b haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in Miniature Schnauzers.

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A1b is the most common haplogroup found in German Shepherds.

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Through Sawyer’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

A1

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Ha.1

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Orton Noble's Sawyer’s Haplogroup

A1 is the male lineage in several breeds that aren't very closely related to each other. Gordon Setters, Newfoundlands, and Miniature Schnauzers all had male founders from this paternal line, and now many males in those breeds carry their Y chromosome. Each of these breeds started in the past 200-300 years, and their founders must have included dogs that trace back to the same male ancestors deeper in dog evolutionary time, stretching all the way back to when dogs were first domesticated in Central Asia about 15,000 years ago. Unlike many Y chromosome (male) lineages found in European and recent American breeds, only one village dog (in Alaska) carries an A1 Y chromosome, indicating that the breeds from this lineage probably didn't travel around the world with European colonization as much as some other breeds.

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Orton Noble's Sawyer’s Haplotype

The lone member of the A1 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs in Newfoundlands, Miniature Schnauzers, Gordon Setters, and village dogs in Alaska.

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The Newfoundland is from the A1 paternal line.

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