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“Vega”
CannyGaun SevenSeven & Magpies CGC

Mixed Breed

“Vega was purchased from a Scottish Collie breeder in Louisiana. She works my farm, does a number of sports, and is hopefully the foundation of my breeding program.”

Place of Birth
Folsom, LA, USA
Current Location
Andersonville, TN, USA
From
Folsom, LA, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

75.1% Collie
24.9% English Shepherd
Collie Collie
Collies are attractive herding dogs, boasting a beautiful coat while being highly intelligent. They also make for extremely loyal and sweet family pets.
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English Shepherd English Shepherd
A farmer's helper, a loyal companion, a child's shadow: The English Shepherd.
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Genetic Stats


Predicted Adult Weight
Genetic Age
33 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 Vega’s.
A Mix Match of 100 means they are the exact same breed mix!

DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
Collie
English Shepherd
Changes to this dog’s profile
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  • On 12/4/2017 changed name from "CannyGaun Seven Seven and Magpies" to "CannyGaun Seven Sevens and Magpies"
  • On 5/19/2018 changed name from "CannyGaun Seven Sevens and Magpies" to "CannyGaun SevenSeven & Magpies"
  • On 5/19/2018 changed handle from "cannygaunsevensevenandmagpies" to "cannygaunsevensevenmagpies"

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Collie mix Collie mix Collie Collie / English Shepherd mix Collie English Shepherd / Collie mix Collie Collie Collie English Shepherd Collie Collie English Shepherd Collie

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

Health Summary

Vega inherited two variants that you should learn more about.

And one variant that you should tell your vet about.

Collie Eye Anomaly

Vega inherited one copy of the variant we tested

What does this result mean?

This result should not impact Vega’s health but it could have consequences for siblings or other related dogs if they inherited two copies of the variant. We recommend discussing this result with their owners or breeders if you are in contact.

Impact on Breeding

Your dog carries this variant and will pass it on to ~50% of her offspring.

What is Collie Eye Anomaly?

Named for its high prevalence in Collie dogs, Collie Eye Anomaly (CEA) is more correctly termed choroidal hypoplasia. The choroid anchors the retina to the underlying structures and supplies it with oxygen and nourishment. CEA is a developmental disease of the choroid.


Von Willebrand Disease Type II, Type II vWD

Vega inherited one copy of the variant we tested

What does this result mean?

This result should not impact Vega’s health but it could have consequences for siblings or other related dogs if they inherited two copies of the variant. We recommend discussing this result with their owners or breeders if you are in contact.

Impact on Breeding

This result should be taken into account as part of your breeding program. Vega will pass this variant to ~50% of her offspring.

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

Von Willebrand Disease (vWD) is a type of coagulopathy, a disorder of blood clotting. There are multiple types of vWD, some common and some rare, with marked differences in severity. Please inform your veterinarian of your dog’s vWD status.


ALT Activity

Vega inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

Vega has one copy of a variant associated with reduced ALT activity as measured on veterinary blood chemistry panels. Please inform your veterinarian that Vega has this genotype, as ALT is often used as an indicator of liver health and Vega is likely to have a lower than average resting ALT activity. As such, an increase in Vega’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 (MDR1)

Identified in Collies and English Shepherds

Trapped Neutrophil Syndrome (VPS13B)

Identified in English Shepherds

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd (PRCD Exon 1)

Identified in English Shepherds

Urate Kidney & Bladder Stones (SLC2A9)

Identified in English Shepherds

Additional Genetic Conditions

Explore the genetics behind your dog’s appearance and size.
Coat Color

Coat Color

E Locus (MC1R)
No dark mask or grizzle (EE)
K Locus (CBD103)
More likely to have a patterned haircoat (kyky)
A Locus (ASIP)
Fawn Sable coat color pattern (ayay)
D Locus (MLPH)
Dark areas of hair and skin are not lightened (DD)
B Locus (TYRP1)
Black or gray hair and skin (BB)
Other Coat Traits

Other Coat Traits

Furnishings (RSPO2) LINKAGE
Likely unfurnished (no mustache, beard, and/or eyebrows) (II)
Coat Length (FGF5)
Likely long coat (TT)
Shedding (MC5R)
Likely heavy/seasonal shedding (CC)
Coat Texture (KRT71)
Likely straight coat (CC)
Hairlessness (FOXI3) LINKAGE
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)
Unlikely to have hind dew claws (CC)
Blue Eye Color (ALX4) LINKAGE
Less likely to have blue eyes (NN)
Body Size

Body Size

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

Performance

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

Through Vega’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

E

Haplotype

E11

Map

E

CannyGaun SevenSeven & Magpies’s Haplogroup

Haplogroup E is a very rare maternal line, present primarily in Northern breed dogs and dogs with some level of recent gray wolf ancestry.

E11

CannyGaun SevenSeven & Magpies’s Haplotype

The E haplogroup in general is not common. It has been found in dogs with some level of background mixing with its wolf-like ancestors.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

An example of an Akita.

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