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Selene

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“Selene is a very sweet wolfdog”

Place of Birth

Texas, USA

Current Location

Virginia, USA

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Texas, USA

This dog has been viewed and been given 166 wags

Genetic Breed Result

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Gray Wolf

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Health Summary

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

ALT Activity

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Selene inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

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

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Through Selene’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

E

Haplotype

E45

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E

Selene’s Haplogroup

Haplogroup E is a very rare maternal line, present primarily in Northern breed dogs and dogs with some level of recent gray wolf ancestry.

E45

Selene’s Haplotype

Part of the E haplogroup, the E45 haplotype occurs most commonly in Gray Wolves. We've also spotted it in Alaskan-type Huskies.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

An example of an Akita.

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

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