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VCB Lil Sweets Rock One

American Bully

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Registration

UKC: P824-417

Genetic Breed Result

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American Bully

American Bully American Bully
The American Bully may look intimidating with its muscular build, but these dogs are bred to be the ideal family or companion dog. This breed is notable for coming in several different size and type varieties, so there's a lot of diversity in their appearance. They're a newer breed, originating in the 80s and 90s in the United States.
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Genetic Stats


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

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Health Summary

VCB Lil Sweets Rock One has one variant that you should let your vet know about.

ALT Activity

VCB Lil Sweets Rock One inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

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

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, crd1 (PDE6B)

Identified in American Bullies

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, crd2 (IQCB1)

Identified in American Bullies

Canine Multifocal Retinopathy (BEST1 Exon 2)

Identified in American Bullies

Hereditary Cataracts (HSF4 Exon 9 Boston Terrier Variant)

Identified in American Bullies

Urate Kidney & Bladder Stones (SLC2A9)

Identified in American Bullies

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 1, Cerebellar Ataxia, NCL4A (ARSG Exon 2)

Identified in American Bullies

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 10, NCL 10 (CTSD Exon 5)

Identified in American Bullies

L-2-Hydroxyglutaricaciduria, L2HGA (L2HGDH)

Identified in American Bullies

Additional Genetic Conditions

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Coat Color

Coat Color

E Locus (MC1R)
No dark mask or grizzle (EE)
K Locus (CBD103)
More likely to have a mostly solid black or brown coat (KBky)
Intensity Loci LINKAGE
No impact on coat pattern (Intermediate Red Pigmentation)
A Locus (ASIP)
Not expressed (ayat)
D Locus (MLPH)
Dark areas of hair and skin are lightened (dd)
B Locus (TYRP1)
Black or gray hair and skin (BB)
S Locus (MITF)
Likely solid colored, but may have small amounts of white (Ssp)
H Locus (Harlequin)
hh
Other Coat Traits

Other Coat Traits

Furnishings (RSPO2) LINKAGE
Likely unfurnished (no mustache, beard, and/or eyebrows) (II)
Coat Length (FGF5)
Likely short or mid-length coat (GG)
Shedding (MC5R)
Likely light to moderate shedding (TT)
Hairlessness (FOXI3) LINKAGE
Very unlikely to be hairless (NN)
Oculocutaneous Albinism Type 2 (SLC45A2) LINKAGE
Likely not albino (NN)
Coat Texture (KRT71)
Likely straight coat (CC)
Other Body Features

Other Body Features

Muzzle Length (BMP3)
Likely short muzzle (AA)
Tail Length (T)
Likely normal-length tail (CC)
Hind Dewclaws (LMBR1)
Unlikely to have hind dew claws (CC)
Blue Eye Color (ALX4) LINKAGE
Less likely to have blue eyes (NN)
Body Size

Body Size

Body Size (IGF1)
Smaller (II)
Body Size (IGFR1)
Larger (GG)
Body Size (STC2)
Larger (TT)
Body Size (GHR - E191K)
Larger (GG)
Body Size (GHR - P177L)
Larger (CC)
Performance

Performance

Altitude Adaptation (EPAS1)
Normal altitude tolerance (GG)
Appetite (POMC) LINKAGE
Normal food motivation (NN)

Through VCB Lil Sweets Rock One’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

A1a

Haplotype

A377

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A1a

VCB Lil Sweets Rock One’s Haplogroup

A1a is the most common maternal lineage among Western dogs. This lineage traveled from the site of dog domestication in Central Asia to Europe along with an early dog expansion perhaps 10,000 years ago. It hung around in European village dogs for many millennia. Then, about 300 years ago, some of the prized females in the line were chosen as the founding dogs for several dog breeds. That set in motion a huge expansion of this lineage. It's now the maternal lineage of the overwhelming majority of Mastiffs, Labrador Retrievers and Gordon Setters. About half of Boxers and less than half of Shar-Pei dogs descend from the A1a line. It is also common across the world among village dogs, a legacy of European colonialism.

A377

VCB Lil Sweets Rock One’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1a haplogroup, this rare haplotype occurs in dogs with European ancestry.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

Shar Pei dogs think A1a is the coolest!

Through VCB Lil Sweets Rock One’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

A2b

Haplotype

Hc.9

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A2b

VCB Lil Sweets Rock One’s Haplogroup

A2b appears to have split a few times in succession, which means that some of the Central Asian male ancestors of this lineage went their separate ways before their respective Y chromosomes made their rounds. There is not much diversity in this lineage, meaning that it has only begun to take off recently. Two iconic breeds, the Dachshund and Bloodhound, represent this lineage well. Over half of Rottweilers are A2b, as are the majority of Labrador Retrievers and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. While A2a is restricted mostly to East Asia, this paternal line is also found among European breeds.

Hc.9

VCB Lil Sweets Rock One’s Haplotype

Part of the A2b haplogroup, this haplotype is found in village dogs spanning South America, Africa, and the South Pacific. Among the 11 breeds we have spotted it in, the most frequent occurrences are in Dachshund, Bloodhound, American Eskimo Dog, and Jack Russell Terrier.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

A2b is found in the Daschund breed.