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Mixed Ancestry

  • Callister, an Australian Cattle Dog and Chihuahua mix tested with EmbarkVet.com Callister, an Australian Cattle Dog and Chihuahua mix tested with EmbarkVet.com
    Callie and her first harness and leash

“Cal is very affectionate and will fall asleep in your arms. She makes funny “talking” noises, is very playful and smart. She is food driven and learns commands quickly. She has unusually long legs. Callie loves lounging in the pool on her raft.”

Place of Birth

Georgia, USA

Current Location

Tallahassee, Florida, USA

From

Tallahassee, Florida, 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:

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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Chihuahua

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

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Pug

The Pug is a breed of dog with a wrinkly, short-muzzled face and curled tail. Pugs are known for being sociable and gentle companion dogs.

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Papillon

The Papillon, also called the Continental Toy Spaniel, is a breed of dog of the Spaniel type.

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Discover dogs who share a similar breed mix to Callister. 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:
Australian Cattle Dog
Chihuahua
Pug
Papillon
Supermutt

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Here’s what Callister’s family tree may have looked like.
While there may be other possible configurations of her family’s relationships, this is the most likely family tree to explain Callister’s breed mix.

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Health Summary

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Callister is at increased risk for one genetic health condition.

And inherited one variant that you should learn more about.

Von Willebrand Disease Type I, Type I vWD

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Callister inherited one copy of the variant we tested

How to interpret this result

Callister has one copy of this variant in the VWF gene and will likely have decreased levels of vWF compared to a dog without this variant. However, they will have higher levels of vWF than a dog with two copies of this variant. There is a slightly increased risk of bleeding in dogs with one copy of the variant, particularly when other clotting issues are also present. Please consult your veterinarian for further diagnostic and care options.

What is Von Willebrand Disease Type I, Type I vWD?

Von Willebrand Disease (vWD) is a type of coagulopathy, a disorder of blood clotting. vWD is characterized into three types based on clinical severity, serum levels of vWF, and vWF multimer composition. Dogs with Type I vWD have low vWF levels, normal multimer composition, and variable clinical signs.

ALT Activity

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Callister inherited both copies of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

Callister 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 Callister's ALT activity above their current, healthy, ALT activity. As an increase above Callister’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?

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

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs

Factor VII Deficiency

Identified in Papillons

May-Hegglin Anomaly

Identified in Pugs

Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency

Identified in Pugs

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs and Chihuahuas

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, PRA1

Identified in Papillons

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, crd4/cord1

Identified in Chihuahuas and Papillons

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

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

Degenerative Myelopathy, DM

Identified in Pugs

Myotonia Congenita

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs

Intervertebral Disc Disease (Type I)

Identified in Chihuahuas

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Through Callister’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

B77

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B1

Callister’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.

B77

Callister’s Haplotype

Part of the B1 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in Japanese Chins.

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

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

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