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“Cadi”
Tierney van de Berenkerk

Hovawart

“Cadi is geboren als 5e pupje in een nest van 7. Ze heeft 1 blonde en 1 zwartblonde broer, 1 zwartblonde zus en 3 blonde zussen. Het is een levendig en actief hondje, nog ietwat onzeker, maar ook erg nieuwsgierig naar nieuwe dingen.”

Place of Birth

Purmerend, Nederland

Current Location

Zaandam, Noord-Holland, Nederland

From

Purmerend, Nederland

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Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI):

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Hovawart

The Hovawart is a German breed that has received considerable praise over the centuries. Much loved and valued in their native Germany, Hovawarts were favored among the German nobility and royal families for hundreds of years. Classified as one of the “noble dogs” in the 1400s, they were highly prized as guard dogs—in fact, their name means “estate guard dog”. Hovawarts are well documented as a breed going as far back as the Middle Ages. In fact, in 1210 a Hovawart was praised for rescuing the son of the owners of Ordensritterburg castle when Slavic soldiers invaded it. This child, named Eike von Repkow, grew up to be an important figure in the history of German law. He wrote about the Hovawart in his Sachsenspiegel, one of the oldest surviving German texts. Hovawarts were so well loved throughout history that they are frequently seen in Medieval German paintings.

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Health Summary

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Cadi inherited one variant that you should learn more about.

And one variant that you should tell your vet about.

Degenerative Myelopathy, DM

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Cadi inherited one copy of the variant we tested

What does this result mean?

This variant should not impact Cadi’s health. This variant is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner, meaning that a dog needs two copies of the variant to show signs of this condition. Cadi is unlikely to develop this condition due to this variant because she only has one copy of the variant.

Impact on Breeding

Your dog carries this variant and will pass it on to ~50% of her offspring. You can email breeders@embarkvet.com to discuss with a genetic counselor how the genotype results should be applied to a breeding program.

What is Degenerative Myelopathy, DM?

The dog equivalent of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, DM is a progressive degenerative disorder of the spinal cord. Because the nerves that control the hind limbs are the first to degenerate, the most common clinical signs are back muscle wasting and gait abnormalities.

ALT Activity

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Cadi inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

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

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Through Cadi’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

B1

Haplotype

B81

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B1

Tierney van de Berenkerk’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.

B81

Tierney van de Berenkerk’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in Shih Tzus, Chihuahuas, and Poodles.

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

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

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