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Alaskan Malamute

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“Suki is an Alaskan Malamute. Her colors are Red and White. Like her spirit Suki is a warrior. Timid at times she is really a cuddle bug. She loves her tribe! Suki has been a treasure for us and we love having her part of our pack.”

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Griswold, Connecticut, USA

This dog has been viewed and been given 11 wags

Genetic Breed Result

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Alaskan Malamute

The Alaskan Malamute is a large, fluffy spitz breed recognized as being one of the most ancient breeds of dogs. The forebears to the modern Malamute crossed the Bering Strait with their owners over 4,000 years ago. Their size, thick coat, and work drive make them ideal dogs for pulling sleds, but they also make amicable companions.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

3.7 % HIGH

Predicted Adult Weight

69 lbs

Genetic Age
26 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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Our algorithms predict this is the most likely family tree to explain Suki’s breed mix, but this family tree may not be the only possible one.

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Health Summary

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

ALT Activity

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Suki inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

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

Identified in Alaskan Malamutes

Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia, PCD

Identified in Alaskan Malamutes

Alaskan Malamute Polyneuropathy, AMPN

Identified in Alaskan Malamutes

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Through Suki’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

A1b

Haplotype

A310

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A1b

Suki’s Haplogroup

This female lineage was very likely one of the original lineages in the wolves that were first domesticated into dogs in Central Asia about 15,000 years ago. Since then, the lineage has been very successful and travelled the globe! Dogs from this group are found in ancient Bronze Age fossils in the Middle East and southern Europe. By the end of the Bronze Age, it became exceedingly common in Europe. These dogs later became many of the dogs that started some of today's most popular breeds, like German Shepherds, Pugs, Whippets, English Sheepdogs and Miniature Schnauzers. During the period of European colonization, the lineage became even more widespread as European dogs followed their owners to far-flung places like South America and Oceania. It's now found in many popular breeds as well as village dogs across the world!

A310

Suki’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1b haplogroup, this haplotype occurs mostly frequently in northern breeds like Alaskan Malamutes and Siberian Huskies.

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A1b is the most common haplogroup found in German Shepherds.

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

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