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Hilda

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

“Serentan Mystacinus”

Place of Birth

United Kingdom

Current Location

England, United Kingdom

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Registration

The Kennel Club (KC): The Kennel Club (KC): AY10436405
Microchip: 956000013197571

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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 10/12/2022 changed name from "Hilda (Serentan Mystacinus)" to "Hilda"
  • On 10/12/2022 changed handle from "hilda57" to "serentanmystacinus"
  • On 10/12/2022 changed name from "Serentan Mystacinus (Hilda)" to "Hilda (Serentan Mystacinus)"
  • On 10/12/2022 changed name from "Hilda (Serentan Mystacinus)" to "Serentan Mystacinus (Hilda)"
  • On 8/18/2022 changed name from "Hilda" to "Hilda (Serentan Mystacinus)"
Here’s what Hilda’s family tree may have looked like.
While there may be other possible configurations of her family’s relationships, this is the most likely family tree to explain Hilda’s breed mix.

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Health Summary

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Hilda inherited one variant that you should learn more about.

And one variant that you should tell your vet about.

Collie Eye Anomaly

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Hilda inherited one copy of the variant we tested

What does this result mean?

This variant should not impact Hilda’s health. This variant is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner, meaning that a dog needs two copies of the variant to show signs of this condition. Hilda is unlikely to develop this condition due to this variant because she only has one copy of the variant.

What is Collie Eye Anomaly?

Named for its high prevalence in Collie dogs, Collie Eye Anomaly (CEA) is more correctly termed choroidal hypoplasia. The choroid anchors the retina to the underlying structures and supplies it with oxygen and nourishment. CEA is a developmental disease of the choroid.

ALT Activity

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Hilda inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

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

Identified in Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers

Degenerative Myelopathy, DM

Identified in Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers

Cleft Lip and/or Cleft Palate

Identified in Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers

Cleft Palate, CP1

Identified in Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers

Intervertebral Disc Disease (Type I)

Identified in Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers

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Through Hilda’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

Hilda’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

Hilda’s Haplotype

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

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

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