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“Willow”
Bonfirebeau Weeping Willow

Rhodesian Ridgeback

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Place of Birth

Long Drax, England, United Kingdom

Current Location

Chesapeake, Virginia, USA

From

Long Drax, Selby, UK

This dog has been viewed and been given 8 wags

Registration

American Kennel Club (AKC): HP57986001

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Rhodesian Ridgeback

Rhodesian Ridgebacks, instantly recognizable by their ridge of hair along their back, are hunting dogs that have adapted over time to become loyal and protective family companions.

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  • On 1/17/2021 changed name from "Willow" to "Bonfirebeau Weeping Willow"

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Health Summary

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

ALT Activity

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Willow inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

Willow has one copy of a variant associated with reduced ALT activity as measured on veterinary blood chemistry panels. Please inform your veterinarian that Willow has this genotype, as ALT is often used as an indicator of liver health and Willow is likely to have a lower than average resting ALT activity. As such, an increase in Willow’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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Hemophilia B (F9 Exon 7, Rhodesian Ridgeback Variant)

Identified in Rhodesian Ridgebacks

Degenerative Myelopathy, DM (SOD1A)

Identified in Rhodesian Ridgebacks

Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy (DIRAS1)

Identified in Rhodesian Ridgebacks

Exercise-Induced Collapse, EIC (DNM1)

Identified in Rhodesian Ridgebacks

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Through Willow’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

A361/409/611

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A1b

Bonfirebeau Weeping Willow’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!

A361/409/611

Bonfirebeau Weeping Willow’s Haplotype

Part of the A1b haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in German Shepherd Dogs, Poodles, and Shiloh Shepherds.

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

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