“Grace”
Blue Cedar’s Grace

Mixed Breed

“Very, very sweet natured”

Place of Birth
Pahrump, NV, USA
Current Location
Pahrump, NV, USA
From
Pahrump, NV, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

54.0% Whippet
22.0% Border Collie
11.0% Border Terrier
6.5% Belgian Malinois
6.5% Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Whippet Whippet
The Whippet is a sighthound breed who can be counted on to speedily go after rabbits and other small game. While adept hunters today, Whippets also compete in agility, flyball, lure coursing, rally, and obedience. They are loving dogs, and their unique nature, friendly personality, and stylish looks make them a favorite as a family companion, as well as in the show ring.
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Border Collie 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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Border Terrier Border Terrier
The Border Terrier is a feisty terrier breed that was originally bred for assisting with foxhunts by flushing foxes out of their hiding places. Today, they’re primarily companions with a lot of personality. Though they come in a small package, Border Terriers have the drive and energy to dig, hunt, and play.
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Belgian Malinois Belgian Malinois
The Belgian Malinois is an impressive working dog. These guys have become a staple within the military and the police force due to their intelligence and drive. They can make wonderful companions as long as they are thoroughly exercised.
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Staffordshire Bull Terrier Staffordshire Bull Terrier
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a hardy pup from England. This breed is very similar, and often confused with the American Pit Bull Terrier. These dogs get a bad wrap, but they so lovable and they absolutely adore their owners. It is a shame how history has treated them so cruely.
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Genetic Stats


Predicted Adult Weight
Genetic Age
35 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:
Whippet
Border Collie
Border Terrier
Belgian Malinois
Staffordshire Bull Terrier

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Whippet Mixed Whippet Whippet Border Collie / Border Terrier mix Belgian Malinois / Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix Whippet Whippet Whippet Whippet Border Collie Border Terrier Belgian Malinois mix Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix

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

Health Summary

Good news!

Grace is not at increased risk for the genetic health conditions that Embark tests.

Breed-Relevant Genetic Conditions

Multiple Drug Sensitivity (MDR1)

Identified in Border Collies and Whippets

Trapped Neutrophil Syndrome (VPS13B)

Identified in Border Collies

Collie Eye Anomaly (NHEJ1)

Identified in Border Collies

Primary Lens Luxation (ADAMTS17)

Identified in Border Collies

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

Identified in Belgian Malinois

Glycogen storage disease Type VII, Phosphofructokinase Deficiency, PFK Deficiency (PFKM Whippet and English Springer Spaniel Variant)

Identified in Whippets

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 1, NCL 5 (CLN5 Border Collie Variant)

Identified in Border Collies

L-2-Hydroxyglutaricaciduria, L2HGA (L2HGDH)

Identified in Staffordshire Bull Terriers

Spongy Degeneration with Cerebellar Ataxia 1 (KCNJ10)

Identified in Belgian Malinois

Spongy Degeneration with Cerebellar Ataxia 2 (ATP1B2)

Identified in Belgian Malinois

Bully Whippet Syndrome (MSTN)

Identified in Whippets

Myotonia Congenita (CLCN1 Exon 23)

Identified in Border Collies

Cobalamin Malabsorption (CUBN Exon 53)

Identified in Border Collies

Additional Genetic Conditions


Clinical Tools

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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 mostly solid black or brown coat (KBky)
A Locus (ASIP)
Not expressed (ayay)
D Locus (MLPH)
Dark areas of hair and skin are not lightened (DD)
B Locus (TYRP1)
Black or gray hair and skin (BB)
Saddle Tan (RALY)
Not expressed (NN)
S Locus (MITF)
Likely flash, parti, piebald, or extreme white (spsp)
M Locus (PMEL)
No merle alleles (mm)
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)
Hairlessness (SGK3)
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)
Back Muscling & Bulk, Large Breed (ACSL4)
Likely normal muscling (CC)
Body Size

Body Size

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

Performance

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

Through Grace’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

A1e

Haplotype

A236

Map

A1e

Blue Cedar’s Grace’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!

A236

Blue Cedar’s Grace’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1e haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Border Collies. It’s a rare find!

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

Irish Wolfhounds are a consistent carrier of A1e.

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