Venn diagram

Compare your dogs to TOP GUN McNAB SHEPHERD'S … Select one to begin:

TOP GUN McNAB SHEPHERD'S CHASER

McNab

“Chaser is a Son of Maverick, who's lineage goes back 8 generations of McNabs. His Mother is MacKenzie, who is out of Rockin KR's Jasper and Socks. Chaser was handed down the natural bob-tail gene from Maverick and he has a 8" long natural bob tail.”

Place of Birth

Riverside, CA, USA

Current Location

Marana, AZ, USA

This dog has been viewed and been given 6 wags

Registration

N/A :

Genetic Breed Result

Loading...

McNab

McNabs are an interesting breed of herding dog that originated in the Mendocino region of Northern California. It should be noted that it’s quite rare to be able to pinpoint such a specific place of origin for a dog breed from the United States. They were specifically created to withstand the scorching heat of the Mendocino region of California.

Learn More

Loading...

Start a conversation! Message this dog’s owner.

Loading...

Explore

Changes to this dog’s profile
  • On 4/21/2021 changed name from "TOP GUN McNAB CHASER" to "TOP GUN McNAB SHEPHERD'S CHASER"

Health Summary

warn icon

TOP GUN McNAB SHEPHERD'S CHASER inherited one variant that you should learn more about.

And one variant that you should tell your vet about.

Lundehund Syndrome

warn icon

TOP GUN McNAB SHEPHERD'S CHASER inherited one copy of the variant we tested

What does this result mean?

This variant should not impact TOP GUN McNAB SHEPHERD'S CHASER’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. TOP GUN McNAB SHEPHERD'S CHASER is unlikely to develop this condition due to this variant because he only has one copy of the variant.

Impact on Breeding

Your dog carries this variant and will pass it on to ~50% of his 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 Lundehund Syndrome?

Norwegian Lundehunds are known to have stomach and intestinal problems collectively known as Lundehund Syndrome. This genetic mutation affects neuroendocrine cells in the intestinal tract and is thought to be similar to inflammatory bowel disease.

ALT Activity

warn icon

TOP GUN McNAB SHEPHERD'S CHASER inherited both copies of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

TOP GUN McNAB SHEPHERD'S CHASER has two copies of a variant in the GPT gene and is likely to have a lower than average baseline ALT activity. ALT is a commonly used measure of liver health on routine veterinary blood chemistry panels. As such, your veterinarian may want to watch for changes in TOP GUN McNAB SHEPHERD'S CHASER's ALT activity above their current, healthy, ALT activity. As an increase above TOP GUN McNAB SHEPHERD'S CHASER’s baseline 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

good icon

Multiple Drug Sensitivity (ABCB1)

Trapped Neutrophil Syndrome, TNS (VPS13B)

Collie Eye Anomaly (NHEJ1)

Primary Lens Luxation (ADAMTS17)

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 5, NCL 5 (CLN5 Exon 4 SNP, Border Collie Variant)

Myotonia Congenita (CLCN1 Exon 23, Australian Cattle Dog Variant)

Cobalamin Malabsorption (CUBN Exon 53, Border Collie Variant)

Additional Genetic Conditions

good icon

Explore

Traits

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

Coat Color

Coat Color

Other Coat Traits

Other Coat Traits

Other Body Features

Other Body Features

Body Size

Body Size

Performance

Performance

Loading...

Explore

Through TOP GUN McNAB SHEPHERD'S CHASER’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

B61

Map

B1

TOP GUN McNAB SHEPHERD'S CHASER’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.

B61

TOP GUN McNAB SHEPHERD'S CHASER’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Australian Cattle Dogs. It’s a rare find!

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

Loading...

Explore

Through TOP GUN McNAB SHEPHERD'S CHASER’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

A1a

Haplotype

H1a.49

Map

A1a

TOP GUN McNAB SHEPHERD'S CHASER’s Haplogroup

Some of the wolves that became the original dogs in Central Asia around 15,000 years ago came from this long and distinguished line of male dogs. After domestication, they followed their humans from Asia to Europe and then didn't stop there. They took root in Europe, eventually becoming the dogs that founded the Vizsla breed 1,000 years ago. The Vizsla is a Central European hunting dog, and all male Vizslas descend from this line. During the Age of Exploration, like their owners, these pooches went by the philosophy, "Have sail, will travel!" From the windy plains of Patagonia to the snug and homey towns of the American Midwest, the beaches of a Pacific paradise, and the broad expanse of the Australian outback, these dogs followed their masters to the outposts of empires. Whether through good fortune or superior genetics, dogs from the A1a lineage traveled the globe and took root across the world. Now you find village dogs from this line frolicking on Polynesian beaches, hanging out in villages across the Americas, and scavenging throughout Old World settlements. You can also find this "prince of patrilineages" in breeds as different as German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Pugs, Border Collies, Scottish Terriers, and Irish Wolfhounds. No male wolf line has been as successful as the A1a line!

H1a.49

TOP GUN McNAB SHEPHERD'S CHASER’s Haplotype

Part of the A1a haplogroup, the H1a.49 haplotype occurs most commonly in McNabs and English Shepherds.

Dogs with A1a lineage travelled during European Colonial times.

Loading...

Explore