Table 3

The percentage change in Alaskan sled dog breed composition between high and low performing individuals.

Performance

Phenotype

Racing

Style

Sled Dog

Alaskan

Malamute

Siberian

Husky

Saluki

Pointer

Weimaraner

Samoyed

Anatolian

Shepherd


Speed

SprintA

5%B

-6%

-3%

3%C

-3%

1%

0%

0%

Speed

DistanceA

25%B

-15%

-10%

-6%

-2%

1%

0%

3%C

Endurance

SprintA

26%B

-10%

-7%

0%

-9%

-2%

0%

0%

Endurance

DistanceA

-15%

11%D

11%D

2%

0%

0%

2%

0%

Work Ethic

SprintA

38%B

-23%

-17%

-6%

-6%

-6%

2%

0%

Work Ethic

DistanceA

11%B

-13%

-13%

0%

0%

0%

0%

6%E


A. The average breed composition of the five most representative dogs within the given race style for each athletic attribute.

B. There is an overall trend of increased Alaskan sled dog signature in higher performing dogs of all athletic phenotypes.

C. Saluki and Anatolian Shepherd show slight elevation for the speed phenotype.

D. Alaskan Malamute and Siberian Husky show an increase in representation within distance sled dogs for high endurance performance.

E. The Anatolian Shepherd is increased for the enhancement of the behavioral trait of work ethic in distance sled dogs.

Huson et al. BMC Genetics 2010 11:71   doi:10.1186/1471-2156-11-71

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