“Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.”
– Robert Frost, 1959
Date of Birth: May 16th, 2022
Harley’s grandson is just as we thought he’d be. He is tall like his daddy with a matching bark A delicate balance of brains and brawn, this gorgeous comedian is about 83% European, the grandson also of Int’l CH Grannus di Regis Cane, a Serbian import.
Drake is an A1D Haplogroup. his maternal lineage can be traced back about 15,000 years to some of the original Central Asian wolves that were domesticated into modern dogs.
For most of dog history, this haplogroup was probably quite rare. However, a couple hundred years ago it seems to have found its way into a prized male guard dog in Europe who had many offspring, including the ancestors of many Dobermans. This lineage is most commonly found in working dogs, in particular guard dogs.
Health & Genetics
- Predicted Adult Weight: 93lb
- Current Weight: 70 lbs
- Intact/Un-neutered: too young for desexing
- Rabies vaccine: 9.6.22
- DA2PP vaccine: 9.27.22
- Bordetella vaccine: 9.27.22
- Influenza vaccine: 8.15.22
- Simparica Trio (Heartworm, flea, tick, & intestinal parasite prevention): 6.20.23
- Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM)
- DCM1 – Clear
- DCM2 – Carrier
- von Willebrand’s Disease (vWD) – Carrier
- Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) – Clear
- Dings – Clear
- COI – 34%
- Color Alleles – BbDD
- Brucellosis – Negative
- Idexx Blood Text (Full-Panel)
- Food Allergy:
- Pinto Beans (midline)
- Flaxseed (midline)
- Brewer’s Yeast (mild)
- Food Allergy:
- Plant Allergies:
- Bermuda Grass** (very severe)
- Timothy Grass (midline)
- Ragweed (mild)
- Mold Allergies:
- Mucor Mix (midline)
- Aspergillus (midline)
- Curvularia (mild)
- Penicillium (mild)
- Stemphylium (very mild)
This bustling lad is infused energy from both sides of the family. He’s a happy, sweet teenage boy with nothing on his mind but play, play, play. He wants hugs and love and please, Human, throw the ball. Despite being in the throws of puberty, this boy listens remarkably well and very obviously has had professional basic training.
He prefers men, but loves women, too. Mr. Birkline is his JAM.
Drake was born adopted at 9 weeks and received heaps of love, consistent healthcare, and basic training.
Drake was returned to us due to a “yeasty odor and dry coat”. While it was mild enough that the Mrs. couldn’t smell it at all (neither does Mr. Birkline), Drake’s dad was very sensitive to it. Their vet suspected he had a food allergy (though my trusted vet said it’s rare for food allergies to present at his age) and they gave him itch-blocking injection (Cytopoint). My vet tells us it would never have cured the issue, which was the smell and dry skin.
When we got him back, we immediately scheduled a full-panel blood test for both environmental and food allergies. He also had a yeast infection in one ear, which, we of course, treated. He began to smell better almost overnight.
We learned on June 29th that the most likely culprit is Bermuda grass by a factor of 500%.
$$ 2000.00$$ Adoption Pending
“Everybody has to be somebody to somebody to be anybody.”-Malcolm S. Forbes, 1972