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Bjørn

Mixed Breed

“Bjørn was adopted from the Victoria Humane Society in Victoria, BC, Canada, in December 2018. His background is unknown as the shelter never met his mom or dad. He has a high prey drive, loves the snow and carrying things around in his mouth, and is very intelligent but goofy. He loves other dogs and has a very sweet and playful temperament with them.”

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@bjorntheadventuredog

Place of Birth
Saskatchewan, Canada
Current Location
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

41.1% Siberian Husky
17.4% Alaskan Malamute
15.6% Rottweiler
14.4% German Shepherd Dog
11.5% Supermutt

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

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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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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Rottweiler Rottweiler
Originally used for driving cattle and protecting valuable convoys, Rottweilers are now popular family pets as well as guard, police and military dogs.
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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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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

0.9 % MEDIUM Learn More

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

Breed Mix Matches

Explore other Embark dogs who have breed mixes that are similar to Bjørn’s.
A Mix Match of 100 means they are the exact same breed mix!

DNA Breed Origins

What’s this?
Breed colors:
Siberian Husky
Alaskan Malamute
Rottweiler
German Shepherd Dog
Supermutt

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Mixed Siberian Husky / Alaskan Malamute mix Rottweiler / German Shepherd Dog mix Siberian Husky / Alaskan Malamute mix German Shepherd Dog / Rottweiler mix Siberian Husky Alaskan Malamute mix Rottweiler mix German Shepherd Dog mix Siberian Husky Alaskan Malamute mix German Shepherd Dog mix Rottweiler mix

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

Health Summary

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

ALT Activity

Bjørn inherited both copies of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

Bjørn has two copies of a variant in the GPT gene and is likely to have a lower than average baseline ALT activity. ALT is a commonly used measure of liver health on routine veterinary blood chemistry panels. As such, your veterinarian may want to watch for changes in Bjørn's ALT activity above their current, healthy, ALT activity. As an increase above Bjørn’s baseline 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

Multiple Drug Sensitivity

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs, Australian Shepherds, and more

Factor VII Deficiency

Identified in Airedale Terriers, Alaskan Malamutes, and more

Hemophilia A

Identified in Czechoslovakian Vlcaks, German Shepherd Dogs, and more

Hemophilia A

Identified in Czechoslovakian Vlcaks, German Shepherd Dogs, and more

Canine Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency Type III, CLAD3

Identified in Czechoslovakian Vlcaks, German Shepherd Dogs, and more

Day Blindness

Identified in Czechoslovakian Vlcaks, German Shepherd Dogs, and more

Urate Kidney & Bladder Stones

Identified in American Bullies, American Pit Bull Terriers, and more

Anhidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia

Identified in Czechoslovakian Vlcaks, German Shepherd Dogs, and more

Renal Cystadenocarcinoma and Nodular Dermatofibrosis

Identified in Czechoslovakian Vlcaks, German Shepherd Dogs, and more

Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VII, Sly Syndrome, MPS VII

Identified in Belgian Laekenois, Belgian Malinois, and more

GM1 Gangliosidosis

Identified in Siberian Huskies

Degenerative Myelopathy, DM

Identified in American Eskimo Dogs, Bernese Mountain Dogs, and more

Polyneuropathy, NDRG1 Malamute Variant

Identified in Alaskan Malamutes

Juvenile Laryngeal Paralysis and Polyneuropathy

Identified in Black Russian Terriers and Rottweilers

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
Agouti (Wolf Sable) coat color pattern
Facial Fur Pattern
E (Extension) Locus
Can have black masking (dark facial fur)
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 unfurnished (no mustache, beard, and/or eyebrows)
Coat Length
Likely short or mid-length coat
Shedding
Likely heavy/seasonal shedding
Coat Texture
Likely straight coat
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
Likely to have blue eyes or partial blue eyes
Body Size

Body Size

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

Performance

Altitude Adaptation
Normal altitude tolerance
Appetite LINKAGE
Normal food motivation

Through Bjørn’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

A1d

Haplotype

A41

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A1d

Bjørn’s Haplogroup

This female lineage can be traced back about 15,000 years to some of the original Central Asian wolves that were domesticated into modern dogs. The early females that represent this lineage were likely taken into Eurasia, where they spread rapidly. As a result, many modern breed and village dogs from the Americas, Africa, through Asia and down into Oceania belong to this group! This widespread lineage is not limited to a select few breeds, but the majority of Rottweilers, Afghan Hounds and Wirehaired Pointing Griffons belong to it. It is also the most common female lineage among Papillons, Samoyeds and Jack Russell Terriers. Considering its occurrence in breeds as diverse as Afghan Hounds and Samoyeds, some of this is likely ancient variation. But because of its presence in many modern European breeds, much of its diversity likely can be attributed to much more recent breeding.

A41

Bjørn’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1d haplogroup, we have not spotted this haplotype in village dogs yet. We do see it in 3 breeds: Alaskan Malamutes, Bichon Frises, and Posavac Hounds.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

The vast majority of Rottweilers have the A1d haplogroup.

Through Bjørn’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

A2b

Haplotype

Hc.2

Map

A2b

Bjørn’s Haplogroup

A2b appears to have split a few times in succession, which means that some of the Central Asian male ancestors of this lineage went their separate ways before their respective Y chromosomes made their rounds. There is not much diversity in this lineage, meaning that it has only begun to take off recently. Two iconic breeds, the Dachshund and Bloodhound, represent this lineage well. Over half of Rottweilers are A2b, as are the majority of Labrador Retrievers and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. While A2a is restricted mostly to East Asia, this paternal line is also found among European breeds.

Hc.2

Bjørn’s Haplotype

Part of the A2b haplogroup, this haplotype has been found in Chinese Shar-pei and village dogs in Papua New Guinea.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

A2b is found in the Daschund breed.