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Table 3 The percentage change in Alaskan sled dog breed composition between high and low performing individuals.

From: A genetic dissection of breed composition and performance enhancement in the Alaskan sled dog

Performance
Phenotype
Racing
Style
Sled Dog Alaskan
Malamute
Siberian
Husky
Saluki Pointer Weimaraner Samoyed Anatolian
Shepherd
Speed Sprint A 5%B -6% -3% 3%C -3% 1% 0% 0%
Speed Distance A 25%B -15% -10% -6% -2% 1% 0% 3%C
Endurance Sprint A 26%B -10% -7% 0% -9% -2% 0% 0%
Endurance Distance A -15% 11%D 11%D 2% 0% 0% 2% 0%
Work Ethic Sprint A 38%B -23% -17% -6% -6% -6% 2% 0%
Work Ethic Distance A 11%B -13% -13% 0% 0% 0% 0% 6%E
  1. A. The average breed composition of the five most representative dogs within the given race style for each athletic attribute.
  2. B. There is an overall trend of increased Alaskan sled dog signature in higher performing dogs of all athletic phenotypes.
  3. C. Saluki and Anatolian Shepherd show slight elevation for the speed phenotype.
  4. D. Alaskan Malamute and Siberian Husky show an increase in representation within distance sled dogs for high endurance performance.
  5. E. The Anatolian Shepherd is increased for the enhancement of the behavioral trait of work ethic in distance sled dogs.