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“Auggie”
August West

Mixed Breed

“Merlin of Vallecito - (HemixLexi)”

Place of Birth
Missouri, USA
Current Location
Evergreen, Colorado, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

71.9% German Shepherd Dog
21.3% Alaskan Malamute
3.4% Akita
3.4% Siberian Husky
German Shepherd Dog German Shepherd Dog
German Shepherds are confident, courageous dogs with a keen sense of smell and notable intelligence. These are active working dogs who excel at many canine sports and tasks -- they are true utility dogs! Their versatility combined with their loyal companionship has them consistently listed as one of the most popular breeds in the United States.
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Alaskan Malamute Alaskan Malamute
The Alaskan Malamute is a large, fluffy spitz breed recognized as being one of the most ancient breeds of dogs. The forebears to the modern Malamute crossed the Bering Strait with their owners over 4,000 years ago. Their size, thick coat, and work drive make them ideal dogs for pulling sleds, but they also make amicable companions.
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Akita Akita
The Akita is a large breed of dog originating from the mountainous northern regions of Japan.
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Siberian Husky Siberian Husky
Bred initially in Northern Siberia, the Siberian Husky is a medium-sized working dog who is quick and light on their feet. Their moderately compact and well furred body, erect ears and brush tail suggest their Northern heritage. Huskies are very active and energetic and are known for being long distance sled dogs.
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Genetic Stats


Predicted Adult Weight
Genetic Age
46 human years Learn More
Based on the date of birth provided

Breed Mix Matches

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A Mix Match of 100 means they are the exact same breed mix!

DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
German Shepherd Dog
Alaskan Malamute
Akita
Siberian Husky

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS German Shepherd Dog mix German Shepherd Dog mix German Shepherd Dog German Shepherd Dog mix German Shepherd Dog Alaskan Malamute mix German Shepherd Dog German Shepherd Dog German Shepherd Dog German Shepherd Dog mix German Shepherd Dog German Shepherd Dog Alaskan Malamute Alaskan Malamute mix

Our algorithms predict this is the most likely family tree to explain Auggie’s breed mix, but this family tree may not be the only possible one.

Health Summary

Auggie has one variant that you should let your vet know about.

ALT Activity

Auggie inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

Auggie has one copy of a variant associated with reduced ALT activity as measured on veterinary blood chemistry panels. Please inform your veterinarian that Auggie has this genotype, as ALT is often used as an indicator of liver health and Auggie is likely to have a lower than average resting ALT activity. As such, an increase in Auggie’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

Multiple Drug Sensitivity (MDR1)

Identified in German Shepherd Dogs

Factor VII Deficiency (F7 Exon 5)

Identified in Alaskan Malamutes

Hemophilia A (F8 Exon 11, Shepherd Variant 1)

Identified in German Shepherd Dogs

Hemophilia A (F8 Exon 1, Shepherd Variant 2)

Identified in German Shepherd Dogs

Canine Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency Type III, CLADIII (FERMT3)

Identified in German Shepherd Dogs

Day Blindness (CNGA3 Exon 7 German Shepherd Variant)

Identified in German Shepherd Dogs

Urate Kidney & Bladder Stones (SLC2A9)

Identified in German Shepherd Dogs

Anhidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia (EDA Intron 8)

Identified in German Shepherd Dogs

Renal Cystadenocarcinoma and Nodular Dermatofibrosis (FLCN Exon 7)

Identified in German Shepherd Dogs

Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VII, Sly Syndrome, MPS VII (GUSB Exon 3)

Identified in German Shepherd Dogs

GM1 Gangliosidosis (GLB1 Exon 15 Alaskan Husky Variant)

Identified in Siberian Huskies

Degenerative Myelopathy, DM (SOD1A)

Identified in German Shepherd Dogs

Polyneuropathy, NDRG1 Malamute Variant (NDRG1 Exon 4)

Identified in Alaskan Malamutes

Additional Genetic Conditions

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Coat Color

Coat Color

E Locus (MC1R)
Can have a melanistic mask (Eme)
K Locus (CBD103)
More likely to have a patterned haircoat (kyky)
A Locus (ASIP)
Agouti (Wolf Sable) coat color pattern (awa)
D Locus (MLPH)
Dark areas of hair and skin are not lightened (DD)
B Locus (TYRP1)
Black or gray hair and skin (BB)
Other Coat Traits

Other Coat Traits

Furnishings (RSPO2) LINKAGE
Likely unfurnished (no mustache, beard, and/or eyebrows) (II)
Coat Length (FGF5)
Likely short or mid-length coat (GT)
Shedding (MC5R)
Likely heavy/seasonal shedding (CT)
Coat Texture (KRT71)
Likely straight coat (CC)
Hairlessness (FOXI3) LINKAGE
Very unlikely to be hairless (NN)
Oculocutaneous Albinism Type 2 (SLC45A2) LINKAGE
Likely not albino (NN)
Other Body Features

Other Body Features

Muzzle Length (BMP3)
Likely medium or long muzzle (CC)
Tail Length (T)
Likely normal-length tail (CC)
Hind Dewclaws (LMBR1)
Likely to have hind dew claws (CT)
Blue Eye Color (ALX4) LINKAGE
Less likely to have blue eyes (NN)
Body Size

Body Size

Body Size (IGF1)
Larger (NN)
Body Size (IGFR1)
Larger (GG)
Body Size (STC2)
Larger (TT)
Body Size (GHR - E191K)
Larger (GG)
Body Size (GHR - P177L)
Larger (CC)
Performance

Performance

Altitude Adaptation (EPAS1)
Normal altitude tolerance (GG)
Appetite (POMC) LINKAGE
Normal food motivation (NN)

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

Haplogroup

B1

Haplotype

B6/8/67

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B1

August West’s Haplogroup

B1 is the second most common maternal lineage in breeds of European or American origin. It is the female line of the majority of Golden Retrievers, Basset Hounds, and Shih Tzus, and about half of Beagles, Pekingese and Toy Poodles. This lineage is also somewhat common among village dogs that carry distinct ancestry from these breeds. We know this is a result of B1 dogs being common amongst the European dogs that their conquering owners brought around the world, because nowhere on earth is it a very common lineage in village dogs. It even enables us to trace the path of (human) colonization: Because most Bichons are B1 and Bichons are popular in Spanish culture, B1 is now fairly common among village dogs in Latin America.

B6/8/67

August West’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, this common haplotype occurs in village dogs from South America to the Middle East, all the way down to the French Polynesian Islands. Among the 12 breed dogs we have seen it in, it occurs most frequently among German Shepherd Dogs, English Springer Spaniels, and Havanese.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

The B1 haplogroup can be found in village dogs like the Peruvian Village Dog, pictured above.

Through Auggie’s Y-chromosome we can trace his father’s ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. This map helps you visualize the routes that his ancestors took to your home. Their story is described below the map.

Haplogroup

C

Haplotype

H5a

Map

C

August West’s Haplogroup

C is a relatively rare paternal lineage. The dog populations which bear C are a disparate bunch. The Akita and Shiba Inu are Japanese breeds, the former of which seems to have roots in the Jomon population of hunter-gatherers which were present in the islands of Japan before the ancestors of the modern Japanese arrived. The New Guinea Singing Dog, Samoyed, and Alaska Malamute are all disparate breeds that also represent the C lineage. One village dog from Peru also bore this lineage. This wide distribution and diversity suggest C is not a recently expanded lineage. It likely represents a canid lineage which diversified sometime around the Last Glacial Maximum, when the dogs of Siberia and Oceania split off and went their separate ways.

H5a

August West’s Haplotype

Part of the C haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Akitas and Alaskan Malamutes.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

The Shiba Inu descends from this relativey rare haplogroup.