Bourbon

Mixed Breed

  • Photo of Bourbon, a Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherd, Mountain Cur, Plott, Australian Shepherd, and Border Collie mix in Hugo, Oklahoma, USA Photo of Bourbon, a Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherd, Mountain Cur, Plott, Australian Shepherd, and Border Collie mix in Hugo, Oklahoma, USA
    I look nothing like an Aussie but I am a lot of Mountain Cur

“Bourbon traveled from Oklahoma to Nebraska to find her forever family. She is the sweetest dog you will ever meet.”

Place of Birth
Hugo, Oklahoma, USA
Current Location
Omaha, Nebraska, USA
From
Hugo, OK, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

38.8% Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherd
24.5% Mountain Cur
14.6% Plott
11.2% Australian Shepherd
10.9% Border Collie
Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherd Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherd
Miniature American Shepherds (also known as Miniature Australian Shepherds, or Mini Aussies) have the trainability, intelligence and energy of the larger Aussie cousins, and excel at outdoors activities and agility competitions.
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Mountain Cur Mountain Cur
Mountain Curs are an American breed of treeing hound. Developed in the South—particularly Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee—Mountain Curs are an all-American breed that has been prized for years as excellent hunting companions and loyal pets.
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Plott Plott
The Plott is a rare hunting breed that has the distinction of being the state dog of North Carolina.
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Australian Shepherd Australian Shepherd
Australian Shepherds are an energetic mid-sized breed that make the perfect companion.
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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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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

0.9 % MEDIUM Learn More

Predicted Adult Weight
Genetic Age
33 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:
Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherd
Mountain Cur
Plott
Australian Shepherd
Border Collie
Changes to this dog’s profile
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  • On 1/14/2019 changed name from "Bourbon " to "Bourbon"

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Miniature/ MAS-type Australian Shepherd mix Mountain Cur mix Miniature/ MAS-type Australian Shepherd Miniature/ MAS-type Australian Shepherd / Australian Mountain Cur Plott / Border Collie mix Miniature/ MAS-type Australian Shepherd Miniature/ MAS-type Australian Shepherd Miniature/ MAS-type Australian Shepherd Australian Shepherd Mountain Cur Mountain Cur Plott Border Collie

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

Health Summary

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

ALT Activity

Bourbon inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

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

Identified in Australian Shepherds, Border Collies, and more

Trapped Neutrophil Syndrome

Identified in Border Collies

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd

Identified in Australian Shepherds and Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherds

Collie Eye Anomaly

Identified in Australian Shepherds, Border Collies, and more

Canine Multifocal Retinopathy

Identified in Australian Shepherds and Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherds

Hereditary Cataracts

Identified in Australian Shepherds and Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherds

Primary Lens Luxation

Identified in Border Collies

Urate Kidney & Bladder Stones

Identified in Australian Shepherds and Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherds

Mucopolysaccharidosis Type I, MPS I

Identified in Plotts

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 1, NCL 5

Identified in Border Collies

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 6, NCL 6

Identified in Australian Shepherds and Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherds

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis

Identified in Australian Shepherds and Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherds

Myotonia Congenita

Identified in Border Collies

Cobalamin Malabsorption

Identified in Border Collies

Craniomandibular Osteopathy, CMO

Identified in Australian Shepherds and Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherds

Additional Genetic Conditions

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Base Coat Color

Base Coat Color

Dark or Light Fur
E (Extension) Locus
Can have dark fur
Red Pigment Intensity LINKAGE
I (Intensity) Loci
Any light fur likely apricot or red
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
White Spotting
S (White Spotting) Locus
Likely to have little to no white in coat
Merle
M (Merle) Locus
Unlikely to have merle pattern
Harlequin
No impact on coat 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
Less likely to have blue eyes
Body Size

Body Size

Body Size 1
Larger
Body Size 2
Larger
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 Bourbon’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

B1

Haplotype

B61

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B1

Bourbon’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.

B61

Bourbon’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Australian Cattle Dogs. It’s a rare find!

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

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

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