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“I got Beau on 9/6/21. He had a great life on a farm where he chased birds away lol. He’s now 6 years old. He was slowly getting used to the hardwood floors in the house, but currently he has no more fear of it! He’s great with other dogs and cats. And LOVES to play frisbee, chase shadows and snuggle. He follows me wherever I go and picks up on commands so easily. He picked up “over” as move over in the car or on the couch lol. If I ask “ready to go to bed?” he runs straight to the bed lol”

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@welcomingbeau

Current Location

West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA

From

Newfield, New Jersey, USA

This dog has been viewed and been given 1188 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:

Border Collie

Border Collies are highly energetic and work-oriented herding dogs, whose stamina is matched by their intelligence and alertness. While they excel at the herding they were bred for, many Border Collies also enjoy flyball, obedience, and other canine sports. As long as they have a job to do and are physically and mentally stimulated, Border Collies can make excellent companions for the right owners.

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Australian Cattle Dog

A classic cattle dog, Australian Cattle Dogs were developed from a mixture of breeds in Australia in the 19th century, and still maintain their energetic herding instincts today.

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Boston Terrier

Boston Terriers are lively, intelligent and friendly. Although a small dog, they are strong and sturdy. Owners of this breed find them to be As the breed's name implies, the Boston Terrier originated in the city of Boston in the late 19th century. They're sometimes referred to be their nickname of the "American gentleman" because of their tuxedo-like coat.

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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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Shiloh Shepherd

Using their speed and balance, Shilohs perform agility related activities with ease. However, due to slower bone growth they should not perform strenuous obstacles or jumping until they reach maturity.

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Border Collie
Australian Cattle Dog
Boston Terrier
German Shepherd Dog
Shiloh Shepherd
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Here’s what Beau’s family tree may have looked like.
Beau
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Border Collie mix Border Collie / Boston Terrier mix Australian Cattle Dog / German Shepherd Dog mix Border Collie Border Collie / Australian Cattle Dog mix Border Collie Boston Terrier mix Australian Cattle Dog mix German Shepherd Dog mix Border Collie Border Collie Border Collie Australian Cattle Dog
While there may be other possible configurations of his family’s relationships, this is the most likely family tree to explain Beau’s breed mix.

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Health Summary

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Beau inherited one variant that you should learn more about.

And one variant that you should tell your vet about.

Dilated Cardiomyopathy, DCM2

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Beau inherited one copy of the variant we tested

What does this result mean?

Research indicates that this genetic variant is not likely to increase the risk that Beau will develop this condition.

Scientific Basis

Dogs with Beau’s breeds have been included in research studies or have had follow-up by our experts that indicate that this genetic variant is not likely to increase the risk of Beau developing clinical disease.

Impact on Breeding

This genetic result should not be the primary factor in your breeding decisions.

What is Dilated Cardiomyopathy, DCM2?

DCM is the most common acquired heart disease of adult dogs. The heart has two heavily muscled ventricles that pump blood away from the heart. This disease causes progressive weakening of the ventricles by reducing the muscle mass, which causes the ventricles to dilate. Dilated ventricles do not contract and circulate oxygenated blood well, which eventually leads to heart failure.

ALT Activity

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Beau inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

Beau has one copy of a variant associated with reduced ALT activity as measured on veterinary blood chemistry panels. Please inform your veterinarian that Beau has this genotype, as ALT is often used as an indicator of liver health and Beau is likely to have a lower than average resting ALT activity. As such, an increase in Beau’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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Multiple Drug Sensitivity (ABCB1)

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs, Border Collies, and more

Hemophilia A (F8 Exon 11, German Shepherd Variant 1)

Identified in German Shepherd Dogs and Shiloh Shepherds

Hemophilia A (F8 Exon 1, German Shepherd Variant 2)

Identified in German Shepherd Dogs and Shiloh Shepherds

Canine Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency Type III, CLAD III (FERMT3, German Shepherd Variant)

Identified in German Shepherd Dogs and Shiloh Shepherds

Trapped Neutrophil Syndrome, TNS (VPS13B)

Identified in Border Collies

Platelet Factor X Receptor Deficiency, Scott Syndrome (TMEM16F)

Identified in German Shepherd Dogs and Shiloh Shepherds

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd (PRCD Exon 1)

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs

Collie Eye Anomaly (NHEJ1)

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs and Border Collies

Day Blindness (CNGA3 Exon 7, German Shepherd Variant)

Identified in German Shepherd Dogs and Shiloh Shepherds

Goniodysgenesis and Glaucoma, Pectinate Ligament Dysplasia, PLD (OLFM3)

Identified in Border Collies

Primary Lens Luxation (ADAMTS17)

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs and Border Collies

Cystinuria Type II-A (SLC3A1, Australian Cattle Dog Variant)

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs

Urate Kidney & Bladder Stones (SLC2A9)

Identified in German Shepherd Dogs and Shiloh Shepherds

Anhidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia (EDA Intron 8)

Identified in German Shepherd Dogs and Shiloh Shepherds

Renal Cystadenocarcinoma and Nodular Dermatofibrosis (FLCN Exon 7)

Identified in German Shepherd Dogs and Shiloh Shepherds

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

Identified in German Shepherd Dogs and Shiloh Shepherds

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 5, NCL 5 (CLN5 Exon 4 SNP, Border Collie Variant)

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs and Border Collies

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 8, NCL 8 (CLN8, Australian Shepherd Variant)

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs

Late-Onset Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis, NCL 12 (ATP13A2, Australian Cattle Dog Variant)

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs

Degenerative Myelopathy, DM (SOD1A)

Identified in German Shepherd Dogs and Shiloh Shepherds

Sensory Neuropathy (FAM134B, Border Collie Variant)

Identified in Border Collies

Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy (SGCD, Boston Terrier Variant)

Identified in Boston Terriers

Myotonia Congenita (CLCN1 Exon 23, Australian Cattle Dog Variant)

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs and Border Collies

Cobalamin Malabsorption (CUBN Exon 53, Border Collie Variant)

Identified in Border Collies

Raine Syndrome (FAM20C)

Identified in Border Collies

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Through Beau’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

A1e

Haplotype

A427

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A1e

Beau’s Haplogroup

This female lineage likely stems from some of the original Central Asian wolves that were domesticated into modern dogs starting about 15,000 years ago. It seemed to be a fairly rare dog line for most of dog history until the past 300 years, when the lineage seemed to “explode” out and spread quickly. What really separates this group from the pack is its presence in Alaskan village dogs and Samoyeds. It is possible that this was an indigenous lineage brought to the Americas from Siberia when people were first starting to make that trip themselves! We see this lineage pop up in overwhelming numbers of Irish Wolfhounds, and it also occurs frequently in popular large breeds like Bernese Mountain Dogs, Saint Bernards and Great Danes. Shetland Sheepdogs are also common members of this maternal line, and we see it a lot in Boxers, too. Though it may be all mixed up with European dogs thanks to recent breeding events, its origins in the Americas makes it a very exciting lineage for sure!

A427

Beau’s Haplotype

Part of the A1e haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in Australian Cattle Dogs.

Irish Wolfhounds are a consistent carrier of A1e.

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Through Beau’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.60

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A1a

Beau’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.60

Beau’s Haplotype

Part of the A1a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in mixed-breed dogs.

Dogs with A1a lineage travelled during European Colonial times.

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