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““Snow Ball came from Platium Pomskies in Messa Arizona. She is such a blessing to have around. She loves to bounce around the room trying to get your attention. I should of called her Bubbles as I will catch myself calling her that. She is so adorable and fun-loving to be with. Snowball is super fluffy and loves to cuddle. To her everything is a game, come catch me mommy! I am anxiously awaiting her litter in late fall 2021.”

Place of Birth

Mesa, AZ, USA

Current Location

Pahrump, NV, USA

From

Mesa, AZ, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Siberian Husky

Bred initially in Northern Siberia, the Siberian Husky is a medium-sized working dog who is quick and light on their feet. Their moderately compact and well furred body, erect ears and brush tail suggest their Northern heritage. Huskies are very active and energetic and are known for being long distance sled dogs.

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Pomeranian

The Pomeranian is a cocky, animated companion with an extroverted personality.

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American Eskimo Dog

American Eskimo Dogs belong to the spitz family and they actually came from Germany. They got their start in American circuses due to their intelligence. Today, Eskies make wonderful family pets.

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Genetic Stats

Predicted Adult Weight

31 lbs

Genetic Age
25 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Siberian Husky
Pomeranian
American Eskimo Dog

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Changes to this dog’s profile
  • On 1/5/2021 changed handle from "suzannepinkcollar" to "snowball2020"
  • On 1/5/2021 changed name from "Suzanne pink collar" to "Snow Ball"

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Health Summary

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

ALT Activity

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Snow Ball inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

Snow Ball has one copy of a variant associated with reduced ALT activity as measured on veterinary blood chemistry panels. Please inform your veterinarian that Snow Ball has this genotype, as ALT is often used as an indicator of liver health and Snow Ball is likely to have a lower than average resting ALT activity. As such, an increase in Snow Ball’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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Thrombopathia (RASGRP1 Exon 5, American Eskimo Dog Variant)

Identified in American Eskimo Dogs

Methemoglobinemia (CYB5R3)

Identified in Pomeranians

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, rcd3 (PDE6A)

Identified in Pomeranians

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd (PRCD Exon 1)

Identified in American Eskimo Dogs

X-Linked Progressive Retinal Atrophy 1, XL-PRA1 (RPGR)

Identified in Siberian Huskies

Primary Lens Luxation (ADAMTS17)

Identified in American Eskimo Dogs

Urate Kidney & Bladder Stones (SLC2A9)

Identified in Pomeranians

GM1 Gangliosidosis (GLB1 Exon 15, Alaskan Husky Variant)

Identified in Siberian Huskies

Degenerative Myelopathy, DM (SOD1A)

Identified in American Eskimo Dogs

Oculocutaneous Albinism, OCA (SLC45A2, Small Breed Variant)

Identified in Pomeranians

Hereditary Vitamin D-Resistant Rickets (VDR)

Identified in Pomeranians

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Through Snow Ball’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

A1a

Haplotype

A381

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A1a

Snow Ball’s Haplogroup

A1a is the most common maternal lineage among Western dogs. This lineage traveled from the site of dog domestication in Central Asia to Europe along with an early dog expansion perhaps 10,000 years ago. It hung around in European village dogs for many millennia. Then, about 300 years ago, some of the prized females in the line were chosen as the founding dogs for several dog breeds. That set in motion a huge expansion of this lineage. It's now the maternal lineage of the overwhelming majority of Mastiffs, Labrador Retrievers and Gordon Setters. About half of Boxers and less than half of Shar-Pei dogs descend from the A1a line. It is also common across the world among village dogs, a legacy of European colonialism.

A381

Snow Ball’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in German Shepherd Dogs, Doberman Pinschers, and Dachshunds.

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

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