Rhodesian Ridgeback - genetics test

The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a dog breed whose hallmark is the stripe of backward growing hair on its back. The breed became famous in its native Africa for its ability to track and hunt lions. The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a fast and powerful athlete, weighing between 30 and 40 kilograms. The sturdy Ridgeback can be willful, independent and sometimes domineering. They are loyal friends, protective of their loved ones and overflowing with love for those they trust.

Ridge predisposition

The ridge formation in Rhodesian and Thai Ridgeback is caused by mutation (duplication of stretch of DNA sequence including several genes). The mutation is called simply a ridge gene and shows dominant inheritance.

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Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy

The disease is characterized by myoclonic seizures, which cause rapid uncontrolled muscle jerks and twitches

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Malignant Hyperthermia

It is a congenital disorder of skeletal muscle which is manifested by the significant increase in temperature (hyperthermia) up to 45°C, accelerated and irregular heart rate (tachycardia and arrhythmia), hyperventilation, muscle rigidity and may result in renal failure and death.

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D-locus (dilution, allele d1)

The tested variant causes coat colour dilution. In black-coloured individuals of different breeds, the hair appears gray (blue). In Rhodesian Ridgebacks, dilution is manifested by cream-coloured hair compared to traditional red wheaten. The inheritance is autosomal recessive.

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B-locus (Brown)

The tested variant causes brown colouring of a nose ("livernose"), mucous membranes and claws. The inheritance is autosomal recessive (black allele and colour is dominant).

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Degenerative Myelopathy

It is a neuromuscular disease causing a gradual muscle weakness on the hindlimb and back, which is manifested by poor coordination of movements, cramped and asymmetric walking, or incontinence.

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Hemophilia B

It is a rare blood disorder in which the blood is unable to clot properly, leading to excessive bleeding. Bleeding can be initiated from injury, trauma and surgery.

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