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Stronghold K9’s Fox

“Fox”
Stronghold K9’s Fox

Belgian Shepherd

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“TDGCH, CD, RM, PDC, PDC(SD), ETD-M, TD-ROM, TKE, CCF4, DS, CGN, CGC, CGCA, CGCU, VHMA, ATOZ, 20:1, 2K9”

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@Bucklerhaus_Shepherds

Place of Birth
Bethel, OH, USA
Current Location
Cochrane, AB, Canada
From
Bethel, OH, USA

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Registration

Canadian Kennel Club: 1140772

Genetic Breed Result

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Belgian Shepherd

100.0% Belgian Malinois
Belgian Malinois Belgian Malinois
The Belgian Malinois is an impressive working dog. These guys have become a staple within the military and the police force due to their intelligence and drive. They can make wonderful companions as long as they are thoroughly exercised.
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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

2.1 % HIGH Learn More

Predicted Adult Weight
Genetic Age
34 human years Learn More
Based on the date of birth provided

DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
Belgian Malinois
Changes to this dog’s profile
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  • On 1/9/2021 changed name from "Stronghold K9’s Fox(AKA “Fox”)" to "Stronghold K9’s Fox"
  • On 6/14/2020 changed handle from "fox31" to "strongholdk9sfox"
  • On 6/14/2020 changed name from "Stronghold K9’s Fox" to "Stronghold K9’s Fox(AKA “Fox”)"
  • On 6/14/2020 changed name from "Fox" to "Stronghold K9’s Fox"
  • On 6/1/2020 changed name from "TDCH Stronghold K9’s Fox CGN TKP CD RM PSA PDC-SD PAT(AKA “Fox”)" to "Fox"
  • On 4/1/2020 changed name from "Stronghold K9’s Fox" to "TDCH Stronghold K9’s Fox CGN TKP CD RM PSA PDC-SD PAT(AKA “Fox”)"
  • On 3/31/2020 changed name from "TDCH Stronghold K9’s Fox CGN TKP CD RM PSA PDC-SD PAT(AKA “Fox”)" to "Stronghold K9’s Fox"
  • On 3/3/2020 changed name from "TDCH Stronghold K9’s Fox CGN TKP CD RM PSA PDC-SD PAT" to "TDCH Stronghold K9’s Fox CGN TKP CD RM PSA PDC-SD PAT(AKA “Fox”)"
  • On 2/21/2020 changed name from "Stronghold K9’s Fox" to "TDCH Stronghold K9’s Fox CGN TKP CD RM PSA PDC-SD PAT"
  • On 2/16/2020 changed name from "Fox" to "Stronghold K9’s Fox"

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Health Summary

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

ALT Activity

Fox inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

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

Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VII, Sly Syndrome, MPS VII

Identified in Belgian Malinois and Belgian Shepherds

Spongy Degeneration with Cerebellar Ataxia 1

Identified in Belgian Malinois and Belgian Shepherds

Spongy Degeneration with Cerebellar Ataxia 2

Identified in Belgian Malinois and Belgian Shepherds

Additional Genetic Conditions

Explore the genetics behind your dog’s appearance and size.
Base Coat Color

Base Coat Color

Dark or Light Fur
E (Extension) Locus
Can have dark fur
Red Pigment Intensity LINKAGE
I (Intensity) Loci
Any light fur likely yellow or tan
Brown or Black Pigment
B (Brown) Locus
Black or gray fur and skin
Color Dilution
D (Dilute) Locus
Dark (non-dilute) fur and skin
Coat Color Modifiers

Coat Color Modifiers

Hidden Patterning
K (Dominant Black) Locus
More likely to have patterned fur
Body Pattern
A (Agouti) Locus
Fawn Sable coat color pattern
Facial Fur Pattern
E (Extension) Locus
Can have black masking (dark facial fur)
Saddle Tan
No impact on coat pattern
White Spotting
S (White Spotting) Locus
Likely to have little to no white in coat
Merle
M (Merle) Locus
Unlikely to have merle pattern
Harlequin
No impact on coat pattern
Other Coat Traits

Other Coat Traits

Furnishings LINKAGE
Likely unfurnished (no mustache, beard, and/or eyebrows)
Coat Length
Likely short or mid-length coat
Shedding
Likely heavy/seasonal shedding
Coat Texture
Likely straight coat
Hairlessness (Xolo type) LINKAGE
Very unlikely to be hairless
Hairlessness (Terrier type)
Very unlikely to be hairless
Oculocutaneous Albinism Type 2 LINKAGE
Likely not albino
Other Body Features

Other Body Features

Muzzle Length
Likely medium or long muzzle
Tail Length
Likely normal-length tail
Hind Dew Claws
Unlikely to have hind dew claws
Back Muscling & Bulk (Large Breed)
Likely normal muscling
Eye Color LINKAGE
Less likely to have blue eyes
Body Size

Body Size

Body Size 1
Larger
Body Size 2
Larger
Body Size 3
Smaller
Body Size 4
Intermediate
Body Size 5
Larger
Performance

Performance

Altitude Adaptation
Normal altitude tolerance
Appetite LINKAGE
Normal food motivation

Through Fox’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

B57

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B1

Stronghold K9’s Fox’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.

B57

Stronghold K9’s Fox’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, we have detected this haplotype in Belgian Tervurens, Belgian Malinois, Schipperkes, and village dogs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

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

Through Fox’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

A1b

Haplotype

Ha.4/11

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A1b

Stronghold K9’s Fox’s Haplogroup

For most of dog history, this haplogroup was probably quite rare. However, a couple hundred years ago it seems to have found its way into a prized male guard dog in Europe who had many offspring, including the ancestors of many European guard breeds such as Doberman Pinchers, St. Bernards, and Great Danes. Despite being rare, many of the most imposing dogs on Earth have it; strangely, so do many Pomeranians! Perhaps this explains why some Poms are so tough, acting like they're ten times their actual size! This lineage is most commonly found in working dogs, in particular guard dogs. With origins in Europe, it spread widely across other regions as Europeans took their dogs across the world.

Ha.4/11

Stronghold K9’s Fox’s Haplotype

Part of the A1b haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in mixed breed dogs.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

Great Danes and Pomeranians have this in common!