23" tall and 45 lbs
PennHIP 0.48 left and 0.47 right laxities, with no radiographic evidence of Degenerative Joint Disease
vonWillebrands Type 1 Clear
Neonatal Encephalopathy Normal
Degenerative Myelopathy Normal
Coat Color DNA: BbEe (carries brown and the cream/red/apricot gene)
Noah was DNA tested by UC Davis. The University identified 33 genetic markers for each dog (66 total genes as there is one gene from each parent per marker). Noah's genes will be compared to those of other tested poodles, allowing us to choose the most diverse mates for him (his rarity makes him a great sire for litters from any of our girls). Diversity is said to strengthen immune systems, furthering the improvement of health within our own program and our breed. The University's test also includes markers in the Dog Leukocyte Antigen (DLA) class I and II regions, which regulate cellular and antibody immunities and are carefully weighed in our pairings.
In addition to providing Noah's marker numbers, the following paragraphs indicate the frequencies of those markers in tested standard poodles.
1) DLA I Haplotypes (proxy of genes which regulate cellular mediated immunity): 1005 (7.2% frequency in Standards) and 1014 (0.8% frequency in Standards).
2) DLA II Haplotypes (proxy of genes which regulate antibody mediated immunity): 2003 (9.7% frequency in Standards) and 2013 (0.8% frequency in Standards)
3) 20 out of 33 possible gene pairs are different in Noah's parents.
4) 29 out of 66 possible genes have a frequency of less than 20% in Standard Poodles.
We look forward to seeing what our adorable boy will produce. We feel like we hit the jackpot in that he is a beautiful poodle (inside and out) and has the diversity lacking in the majority of poodles today. We have no doubt he will help the breed tremendously.
Noah is a wonderful blend of old Russian, old black and brown Leatherstocking (not the apricot/red Leatherstocking found in so many poodles today), and old Jamalai, making him one of the most diverse males which can be found in our breed today. In fact, according to UC Davis, 81.8% of standard poodles are unrelated to him.
I realize that our excitement over his diverse make-up caused me to write an entire page about that. However, it is just as easy for me to talk about the loving boy that we call family and friend. He is a dog that you just want to squish because he is so adorable inside and out. He loves being outdoors, doing whatever Rich asks of him, but he also loves curling up on our laps at night. He is a highly-valued member of our family.