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Baxter

Mixed Breed

“He was rescued as a stray in Portsmouth Ohio. The rescue caravan brought him to Minnesota and he had a great foster family before I adopted him. He is really into nose work and can jump higher and farther than any dog! He can run very fast and has good herding instinct. He killed a squirrel once! Baxter is very intelligent and is eager to please but his favorite thing is snuggling. He will let you carry him like a baby on his back.”

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Current Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
From
Midwest Animal Rescue & Services (MARS), 83rd Avenue North, Brooklyn Park, MN, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

38.8% Basset Hound
16.7% Yorkshire Terrier
11.4% Miniature Schnauzer
11.2% Beagle
10.6% Chihuahua
7.1% Chow Chow
4.2% Supermutt

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

Basset Hound Basset Hound
Basset Hounds are widely adored, short-legged and long-bodied hunting dogs that are considered great family companions.
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Yorkshire Terrier Yorkshire Terrier
Petite but proud, the Yorkshire terrier is a popular toy breed with a silky, low-shedding coat.
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Miniature Schnauzer Miniature Schnauzer
Miniature Schnauzers are an alert and spirited breed with guard dog tendencies.
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Beagle 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 Chihuahua
Chihuahuas have a huge personality that defies their tiny frame, known to be highly active and intelligent canines.
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Chow Chow Chow Chow
This distinctive-looking dog breed has a proud, independent spirit that some describe as catlike. Often aloof and suspicious of strangers, the Chow Chow may not be a cuddle buddy, but for the right person, they are a fiercely loyal companion.
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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

1.5 % HIGH Learn More

Predicted Adult Weight
Genetic Age
48 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:
Basset Hound
Yorkshire Terrier
Miniature Schnauzer
Beagle
Chihuahua
Chow Chow
Supermutt
Changes to this dog’s profile
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  • On 2/2/2019 changed name from "Baxter " to "Baxter"

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Basset Hound mix Mixed Basset Hound Basset Hound / Beagle mix Yorkshire Terrier / Chihuahua mix Miniature Schnauzer / Chow Chow mix Basset Hound Basset Hound Basset Hound Beagle Yorkshire Terrier Chihuahua Miniature Schnauzer Chow Chow mix

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

Health Summary

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

ALT Activity

Baxter inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

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

The liver enzyme alanine aminotransferase, or ALT, is one of several values your veterinarian measures on routine blood work to gauge liver health.

Breed-Relevant Genetic Conditions

Factor VII Deficiency

Identified in Airedale Terriers, Alaskan Malamutes, and more

Thrombopathia

Identified in Basset Hounds

Congenital Macrothrombocytopenia

Identified in Bichon Frises, Boxers, and more

Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency

Identified in Beagles

X-linked Severe Combined Immunodeficiency

Identified in Basset Hounds

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd

Identified in American Eskimo Dogs, American Hairless Terriers, and more

Progressive Retinal Atrophy - crd4/cord1

Identified in Beagles, Boykin Spaniels, and more

Glaucoma

Identified in Beagles

Primary Lens Luxation

Identified in American Eskimo Dogs, American Hairless Terriers, and more

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis

Identified in Chihuahuas and Chinese Cresteds

Persistent Mullerian Duct Syndrome, PMDS

Identified in Miniature Schnauzers and Standard Schnauzers

Neonatal Cerebellar Cortical Degeneration

Identified in Beagles

Spinocerebellar Ataxia with Myokymia and/or Seizures

Identified in Basenjis, Chihuahuas, and more

Myotonia Congenita

Identified in Miniature Schnauzers and Standard Schnauzers

Hypocatalasia, Acatalasemia

Identified in Beagles

Cobalamin Malabsorption

Identified in Beagles

Musladin-Lueke Syndrome

Identified in Beagles

Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Identified in Beagles

Intervertebral Disc Disease (Type I)

Identified in Basset Hounds, Beagles, and more

Additional Genetic Conditions

Explore the genetics behind your dog’s appearance, size, and genetic diversity.
Base Coat Color

Base Coat Color

Dark or Light Fur
E (Extension) Locus
Can have dark fur
Brown or Black Pigment
B (Brown) Locus
Black or gray fur and skin
Color Dilution
D (Dilute) Locus
Dark (non-dilute) fur and skin
Coat Color Modifiers

Coat Color Modifiers

Hidden Patterning
K (Dominant Black) Locus
More likely to have patterned fur
Body Pattern
A (Agouti) Locus
Fawn Sable coat color pattern
Facial Fur Pattern
E (Extension) Locus
No dark mask or grizzle facial fur patterns
Saddle Tan
No impact on coat pattern
Merle
M (Merle) Locus
Unlikely to have merle pattern
Other Coat Traits

Other Coat Traits

Furnishings LINKAGE
Likely furnished (mustache, beard, and/or eyebrows)
Coat Length
Likely short or mid-length coat
Shedding
Likely light shedding
Coat Texture
Coat would likely be curly or wavy if long
Hairlessness (Xolo type) LINKAGE
Very unlikely to be hairless
Hairlessness (Terrier type)
Very unlikely to be hairless
Oculocutaneous Albinism Type 2 LINKAGE
Likely not albino
Other Body Features

Other Body Features

Muzzle Length
Likely medium or long muzzle
Tail Length
Likely normal-length tail
Hind Dew Claws
Unlikely to have hind dew claws
Back Muscling & Bulk (Large Breed)
Likely normal muscling
Eye Color LINKAGE
Less likely to have blue eyes
Body Size

Body Size

Body Size 1
Intermediate
Body Size 2
Intermediate
Body Size 3
Larger
Body Size 4
Intermediate
Body Size 5
Larger
Performance

Performance

Altitude Adaptation
Normal altitude tolerance
Appetite LINKAGE
Normal food motivation

Through Baxter’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

B81

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B1

Baxter’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.

B81

Baxter’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in Shih Tzus, Chihuahuas, and Poodles.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

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

Through Baxter’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

A1a

Haplotype

H1a.6

Map

A1a

Baxter’s Haplogroup

Some of the wolves that became the original dogs in Central Asia around 15,000 years ago came from this long and distinguished line of male dogs. After domestication, they followed their humans from Asia to Europe and then didn't stop there. They took root in Europe, eventually becoming the dogs that founded the Vizsla breed 1,000 years ago. The Vizsla is a Central European hunting dog, and all male Vizslas descend from this line. During the Age of Exploration, like their owners, these pooches went by the philosophy, "Have sail, will travel!" From the windy plains of Patagonia to the snug and homey towns of the American Midwest, the beaches of a Pacific paradise, and the broad expanse of the Australian outback, these dogs followed their masters to the outposts of empires. Whether through good fortune or superior genetics, dogs from the A1a lineage traveled the globe and took root across the world. Now you find village dogs from this line frolicking on Polynesian beaches, hanging out in villages across the Americas, and scavenging throughout Old World settlements. You can also find this "prince of patrilineages" in breeds as different as German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Pugs, Border Collies, Scottish Terriers, and Irish Wolfhounds. No male wolf line has been as successful as the A1a line!

H1a.6

Baxter’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs in Labrador Retrievers, Basset Hounds, and Leonbergers, and village dogs in Fiji.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

Dogs with A1a lineage travelled during European Colonial times.