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Snickers

Australian Shepherd Group

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“Soft and sweet little guy!!! He can be Crazy!! Almost all brown with a white chest and some white on his butt! Weighs 30 lbs!”

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Genetic Breed Result

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Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherd

Miniature American Shepherds (also known as Miniature Australian Shepherds, or Mini Aussies) have the trainability, intelligence and energy of the larger Aussie cousins, and excel at outdoors activities and agility competitions.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

1.2 % MEDIUM

Predicted Adult Weight

32 lbs

Genetic Age
26 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

DNA Breed Origins

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Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherd

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Changes to this dog’s profile
  • On 9/29/2021 changed handle from "snickerstheasshole" to "snickerstheausshole"
  • On 9/29/2021 changed handle from "littlebrownthingsnickers" to "snickerstheasshole"
  • On 12/17/2020 changed handle from "snickersthebrownie" to "littlebrownthingsnickers"
  • On 12/4/2020 changed handle from "snickers184" to "snickersthebrownie"

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Health Summary

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

ALT Activity

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Snickers inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

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

Identified in Australian Shepherds and Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherds

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd

Identified in Australian Shepherds and Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherds

Collie Eye Anomaly

Identified in Australian Shepherds and Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherds

Canine Multifocal Retinopathy, cmr1

Identified in Australian Shepherds and Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherds

Hereditary Cataracts

Identified in Australian Shepherds and Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherds

Urate Kidney & Bladder Stones

Identified in Australian Shepherds and Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherds

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 6, NCL 6

Identified in Australian Shepherds and Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherds

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 8, NCL 8

Identified in Australian Shepherds and Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherds

Craniomandibular Osteopathy, CMO

Identified in Australian Shepherds and Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherds

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Through Snickers’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

B1

Haplotype

B84

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B1

Snickers’s Haplogroup

B1 is the second most common maternal lineage in breeds of European or American origin. It is the female line of the majority of Golden Retrievers, Basset Hounds, and Shih Tzus, and about half of Beagles, Pekingese and Toy Poodles. This lineage is also somewhat common among village dogs that carry distinct ancestry from these breeds. We know this is a result of B1 dogs being common amongst the European dogs that their conquering owners brought around the world, because nowhere on earth is it a very common lineage in village dogs. It even enables us to trace the path of (human) colonization: Because most Bichons are B1 and Bichons are popular in Spanish culture, B1 is now fairly common among village dogs in Latin America.

B84

Snickers’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in Golden Retrievers, Beagles, and Staffordshire Terriers.

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The B1 haplogroup can be found in village dogs like the Peruvian Village Dog, pictured above.

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Through Snickers’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

A1a

Haplotype

H1a.2

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A1a

Snickers’s Haplogroup

Some of the wolves that became the original dogs in Central Asia around 15,000 years ago came from this long and distinguished line of male dogs. After domestication, they followed their humans from Asia to Europe and then didn't stop there. They took root in Europe, eventually becoming the dogs that founded the Vizsla breed 1,000 years ago. The Vizsla is a Central European hunting dog, and all male Vizslas descend from this line. During the Age of Exploration, like their owners, these pooches went by the philosophy, "Have sail, will travel!" From the windy plains of Patagonia to the snug and homey towns of the American Midwest, the beaches of a Pacific paradise, and the broad expanse of the Australian outback, these dogs followed their masters to the outposts of empires. Whether through good fortune or superior genetics, dogs from the A1a lineage traveled the globe and took root across the world. Now you find village dogs from this line frolicking on Polynesian beaches, hanging out in villages across the Americas, and scavenging throughout Old World settlements. You can also find this "prince of patrilineages" in breeds as different as German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Pugs, Border Collies, Scottish Terriers, and Irish Wolfhounds. No male wolf line has been as successful as the A1a line!

H1a.2

Snickers’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Yorkshire Terriers, Norfolk Terriers, Silky Terriers, and Norwich Terriers.

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Dogs with A1a lineage travelled during European Colonial times.

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