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  • Photo of Aimsley, a Poodle (Small), Pomeranian, Beagle, Chihuahua, and Mixed mix in Centreville, Virginia, USA Photo of Aimsley, a Poodle (Small), Pomeranian, Beagle, Chihuahua, and Mixed mix in Centreville, Virginia, USA
    Walking is one of my favorite things in the world! I love to sniff every little piece of grass and object I come across!

“I adopted Aimsley from Fairfax County Animal Shelter on August 26, 2017. She was a senior at 7 years old when I got her, and she is 11 now! Aimsley is a playful little scamp who loves to run around with kids and explore the great outdoors. Aimsley has even once saved me from a fire in my apartment complex a couple years ago! She is the sweetest dog I ever could have dreamed of and I am so lucky to have her in my life. :)”

Current Location

Centreville, Virginia, USA

From

Michael R. Frey Animal Shelter, West Ox Road, Fairfax, Fairfax County, VA, USA

This dog has been viewed and been given 19 wags

Genetic Breed Result

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Embark Supermutt analysis

What’s in that Supermutt? There may be small amounts of DNA from these distant ancestors:

Poodle (Small)

A highly intelligent and playful dog, Miniature and Toy Poodles make for great lap dogs and companions.

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Pomeranian

The Pomeranian is a cocky, animated companion with an extroverted personality.

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Beagle

The Beagle is a scent hound and a great family pet. They are known for being affectionate and having loud voices.

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Chihuahua

Chihuahuas have a huge personality that defies their tiny frame, known to be highly active and intelligent canines.

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Pekingese

Pekingese were dogs bred for centuries to be the prized companions of the imperial family of China. Today they are still cherished family companions and show dogs who greet everyone they meet with dignity and grace.

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Cocker Spaniel

Cocker Spaniels are handsome and intelligent hunting dogs that are also well-suited to life as a loving family pet.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

0 % LOW

Predicted Adult Weight

14 lbs

Genetic Age
80 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Poodle (Small)
Pomeranian
Beagle
Chihuahua
Pekingese
Cocker Spaniel
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Aimsley
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Mixed Poodle (Small) / Pekingese mix Chihuahua mix Pomeranian / Cocker Spaniel mix Beagle / Poodle (Small) mix Poodle (Small) Pekingese mix Chihuahua Mixed Pomeranian Cocker Spaniel mix Beagle Poodle (Small) mix

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Health Summary

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Aimsley inherited one variant that you should learn more about.

And one variant that you should tell your vet about.

Osteochondrodysplasia

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Aimsley inherited one copy of the variant we tested

What does this result mean?

This result does not impact your dog’s health. It could have consequences for siblings or other family members, and you should let them know if you are in contact with them.

What is Osteochondrodysplasia?

As a fetus, most of the bones of the body actually start as cartilage models of themselves. Over time, the cartilage is replaced with the bones that you (and your dog) are born with. Dogs affected with osteochondrodysplasia have a mutation in the SLC13A1 gene, which codes for a protein that transports minerals into the developing bone. Defects in this gene disrupt the cartilage to bone transition, leading to inappropriate skeletal development.

ALT Activity

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Aimsley inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

Aimsley has one copy of a variant associated with reduced ALT activity as measured on veterinary blood chemistry panels. Please inform your veterinarian that Aimsley has this genotype, as ALT is often used as an indicator of liver health and Aimsley is likely to have a lower than average resting ALT activity. As such, an increase in Aimsley’s ALT activity could be evidence of liver damage, even if it is within normal limits by standard ALT reference ranges.

What is ALT Activity?

Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) is a clinical tool that can be used by veterinarians to better monitor liver health. This result is not associated with liver disease. ALT is one of several values veterinarians measure on routine blood work to evaluate the liver. It is a naturally occurring enzyme located in liver cells that helps break down protein. When the liver is damaged or inflamed, ALT is released into the bloodstream.

Breed-Relevant Genetic Conditions

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Factor VII Deficiency

Identified in Beagles

Von Willebrand Disease Type I, Type I vWD

Identified in Small Poodles

Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency

Identified in Beagles

Methemoglobinemia

Identified in Pomeranians

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, rcd3

Identified in Pomeranians

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd

Identified in Chihuahuas, Cocker Spaniels, and more

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, crd4/cord1

Identified in Beagles and Chihuahuas

Primary Open Angle Glaucoma

Identified in Beagles

Congenital Stationary Night Blindness

Identified in Beagles

Urate Kidney & Bladder Stones

Identified in Pomeranians

Familial Nephropathy

Identified in Cocker Spaniels

Glycogen storage disease Type VII, Phosphofructokinase Deficiency, PFK Deficiency

Identified in Cocker Spaniels

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 7, NCL 7

Identified in Chihuahuas

GM2 Gangliosidosis

Identified in Small Poodles

Neonatal Cerebellar Cortical Degeneration

Identified in Beagles

Spinocerebellar Ataxia with Myokymia and/or Seizures

Identified in Chihuahuas

Neonatal Encephalopathy with Seizures, NEWS

Identified in Small Poodles

Acral Mutilation Syndrome

Identified in Cocker Spaniels

Exercise-Induced Collapse, EIC

Identified in Cocker Spaniels

Hypocatalasia, Acatalasemia

Identified in Beagles

Cobalamin Malabsorption

Identified in Beagles

Musladin-Lueke Syndrome, MLS

Identified in Beagles

Oculocutaneous Albinism, OCA

Identified in Pekingese and Pomeranians

Hereditary Vitamin D-Resistant Rickets

Identified in Pomeranians

Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Identified in Beagles

Intervertebral Disc Disease (Type I)

Identified in Beagles, Chihuahuas, and more

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Through Aimsley’s mitochondrial DNA we can trace her mother’s ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. This map helps you visualize the routes that her ancestors took to your home. Their story is described below the map.

Haplogroup

D

Haplotype

D1/3/8

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D

Aimsley’s Haplogroup

D is a rare maternal line, which may be the result of an ancient dog breeding with another canid, possibly a wolf. It is found in Afghan Hounds and Scandinavian dog breeds.

D1/3/8

Aimsley’s Haplotype

A member of the small D haplogroup, this rare haplotype occurs in Finnish Lapphunds and Jamthunds.

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Afghan Hounds are one of few breeds that descends from this rare maternal line.

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The Paternal Haplotype reveals a dog’s deep ancestral lineage, stretching back thousands of years to the original domestication of dogs.

Are you looking for information on the breeds that Aimsley inherited from her mom and dad? Check out her breed breakdown and family tree.

Paternal Haplotype is determined by looking at a dog’s Y-chromosome—but not all dogs have Y-chromosomes!

Why can’t we show Paternal Haplotype results for female dogs?

All dogs have two sex chromosomes. Female dogs have two X-chromosomes (XX) and male dogs have one X-chromosome and one Y-chromosome (XY). When having offspring, female (XX) dogs always pass an X-chromosome to their puppy. Male (XY) dogs can pass either an X or a Y-chromosome—if the puppy receives an X-chromosome from its father then it will be a female (XX) puppy and if it receives a Y-chromosome then it will be a male (XY) puppy. As you can see, Y-chromosomes are passed down from a male dog only to its male offspring.

Since Aimsley is a female (XX) dog, she has no Y-chromosome for us to analyze and determine a paternal haplotype.

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