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Brandy

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“Sweetest girl!”

Place of Birth

Arizona, USA

Current Location

Meridian, Idaho, USA

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Meridian, ID, USA

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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:

Shih Tzu

This ancient breed is the perfect lapdog. Sweet and easygoing, they want nothing more than to be close to their humans.

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Chihuahua

Chihuahuas have a huge personality that defies their tiny frame, known to be highly active and intelligent canines.

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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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Miniature Pinscher

The Miniature Pinscher is a small breed of dog originating from Germany. The breed's earliest ancestors may have included the German Pinscher mixed with Italian greyhounds and dachshunds.

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Manchester Terrier (Toy)

This lively, spirited dog breed is a true terrier. Bred in Manchester, England, for the common man’s sports of rat killing and rabbit coursing, he’s got game and he loves to show it. The Gentleman’s Terrier (as he is known in Victorian England) is not a sparring dog but loves a good chase, making him a flyball and agility rock star.

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Discover dogs who share a similar breed mix to Brandy. A higher score means the two dogs have more of their breed mix in common. A score of 100% means they share the exact same breed mix!

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Shih Tzu
Chihuahua
Australian Cattle Dog
Miniature Pinscher
Manchester Terrier (Toy)
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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Shih Tzu mix Australian Cattle Dog / Manchester Terrier (Toy) mix Chihuahua / Miniature Pinscher mix Shih Tzu Chihuahua / Miniature Pinscher mix Australian Cattle Dog Manchester Terrier (Toy) mix Chihuahua mix Miniature Pinscher mix Shih Tzu Shih Tzu Chihuahua Miniature Pinscher mix

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

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Health Summary

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Good news!

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

Breed-Relevant Genetic Conditions

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Multiple Drug Sensitivity

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs

Von Willebrand Disease Type I, Type I vWD

Identified in Toy Manchester Terriers

Prekallikrein Deficiency

Identified in Shih Tzus

Congenital Hypothyroidism with Goiter

Identified in Shih Tzus

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs and Chihuahuas

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, crd4/cord1

Identified in Chihuahuas

Collie Eye Anomaly

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs

Primary Lens Luxation

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs

Cystinuria Type II-A

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs

Cystinuria Type II-B

Identified in Miniature Pinschers

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 5, NCL 5

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 7, NCL 7

Identified in Chihuahuas

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 8, NCL 8

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs

Late-Onset Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis, NCL 12

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs

Spinocerebellar Ataxia with Myokymia and/or Seizures

Identified in Chihuahuas

Myotonia Congenita

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs

Intervertebral Disc Disease (Type I)

Identified in Chihuahuas and Shih Tzus

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Through Brandy’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

A434

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A1e

Brandy’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!

A434

Brandy’s Haplotype

Part of the A1e haplogroup, the A434 haplotype occurs most commonly in Alaskan-type Huskies. It's a rare find!

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Irish Wolfhounds are a consistent carrier of A1e.

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

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