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Stardust True Love Won't Dessert

Silken Windhound

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“Sugar struggled as a baby, and almost died along with multiple others in the litter. Turns out her struggle was due to Cerebellar Hypoplasia. Sugar was saved by hand raising. As a pup, she struggled to get her footing, but now, it would be rare to find a more nimble CH dog! Sugar is resilient, brave, curious, and is just an absolute angel and light in our life. She seems to love the lure, and we intend to enrich and brighten her life. To us, Sugar is capable of anything.”

Place of Birth

Marshall, Michigan, USA

Current Location

South Lyon, Michigan, USA

From

Marshall, Michigan, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Silken Windhound

These gentle dogs are descended from the larger Borzoi, the shorter-coated Whippet, and a bit of Sheltie, but are today very much a breed all their own.

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Genetic Stats

Predicted Adult Weight

46 lbs

Genetic Age
25 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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Changes to this dog’s profile
  • On 3/28/2022 changed handle from "shu" to "sugiebee"
  • On 6/1/2021 changed name from "Stardust Honey Ice and Tea" to "Stardust True Love Won't Dessert"
  • On 4/5/2021 changed handle from "sugar400" to "shu"
  • On 4/5/2021 changed name from "Sugar" to "Stardust Honey Ice and Tea"

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Health Summary

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Sugar inherited one variant that you should learn more about.

Bald Thigh Syndrome

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Sugar inherited both copies of the variant we tested

What does this result mean?

We do not know whether this increases the risk that Sugar will develop Bald Thigh Syndrome.

Scientific Basis

Research studies for this variant have been based on dogs of other breeds. Not enough dogs with Sugar's breed have been studied to know whether or not this variant will increase Sugar's risk of developing this disease.

Impact on Breeding

Research into the clinical impact of this variant is ongoing. We recommend tracking this genetic result and incidence of Bald Thigh Syndrome in your breeding program and related dogs.

What is Bald Thigh Syndrome?

A cosmetic condition common to sighthounds characterized by hair loss on the thighs. It is caused by a structural abnormality of the hair follicle.

Breed-Relevant Genetic Conditions

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Multiple Drug Sensitivity (ABCB1)

Identified in Silken Windhounds

Collie Eye Anomaly (NHEJ1)

Identified in Silken Windhounds

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Through Sugar’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

A1d

Haplotype

A424

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A1d

Stardust True Love Won't Dessert’s Haplogroup

This female lineage can be traced back about 15,000 years to some of the original Central Asian wolves that were domesticated into modern dogs. The early females that represent this lineage were likely taken into Eurasia, where they spread rapidly. As a result, many modern breed and village dogs from the Americas, Africa, through Asia and down into Oceania belong to this group! This widespread lineage is not limited to a select few breeds, but the majority of Rottweilers, Afghan Hounds and Wirehaired Pointing Griffons belong to it. It is also the most common female lineage among Papillons, Samoyeds and Jack Russell Terriers. Considering its occurrence in breeds as diverse as Afghan Hounds and Samoyeds, some of this is likely ancient variation. But because of its presence in many modern European breeds, much of its diversity likely can be attributed to much more recent breeding.

A424

Stardust True Love Won't Dessert’s Haplotype

Part of the A1d haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in American Pit Bull Terriers, Barbets, and Staffordshire Terriers.

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The vast majority of Rottweilers have the A1d haplogroup.

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

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