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  • Cassiopeia, a Belgian Malinois and Boxer mix tested with EmbarkVet.com Cassiopeia, a Belgian Malinois and Boxer mix tested with EmbarkVet.com
    Cassie at the county shelter the day I adopted her.

“Cassie was born in November or December of 2020 and adopted from a county shelter in April 2021. She's an incredibly bright, biddable dog who excels in obedience and thrives in a structured environment with plenty of enrichment. She's good with cats, children, and other dogs. She obtained her AKC Canine Good Citizen, Advanced Canine Good Citizen, and Urban Canine Good Citizen before she turned 1 year old and we have our sights set on competitive obedience and scent work.”

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Place of Birth

Keyes, California, USA

Current Location

Pacifica, California, USA

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California, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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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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Boxer

Developed in Germany, the Boxer is a popular family dog: patient, loyal and smart-requiring lots of exercise and proper training. For active families or owners looking for a rambunctious jogging buddy, Boxers may be the perfect breed. Boxers delight their humans with their sense of humor and affectionate nature.

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Discover dogs who share a similar breed mix to Cassiopeia. 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:
Belgian Malinois
Boxer

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Here’s what Cassiopeia’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 Cassiopeia’s breed mix.

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Health Summary

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

Breed-Relevant Genetic Conditions

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Hemophilia A

Identified in Boxers

Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VII, Sly Syndrome, MPS VII

Identified in Belgian Malinois

Degenerative Myelopathy, DM

Identified in Boxers

Spongy Degeneration with Cerebellar Ataxia 1

Identified in Belgian Malinois

Spongy Degeneration with Cerebellar Ataxia 2

Identified in Belgian Malinois

Cardiomyopathy and Juvenile Mortality

Identified in Belgian Malinois

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Through Cassiopeia’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

C1

Haplotype

C37

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C1

Cassiopeia’s Haplogroup

Congratulations, C1 is a very exotic female lineage! It is more closely associated with maternal lineages found in wolves, foxes and jackals than with other dog lineages. So it seems dogs in this group have a common male dog ancestor who, many thousands of years ago, mated with a female wolf! This is not a common lineage in any breed, though a good number of German Shepherds and Doberman Pinchers are C1. It is also found in breeds as diverse as Peruvian Inca Orchids and Pekingese; it is rarely found amongst Labrador Retrievers, Border Collies, Siberian Huskies, or Cocker Spaniels. Despite its fascinating origins, it is widely distributed around the globe, and even shows up frequently among Peruvian village dogs. It almost certainly survived at low frequency in Europe for millennia and then was dispersed outside of Europe by colonialism, though not as successfully as some other lineages.

C37

Cassiopeia’s Haplotype

Part of the C1 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in German Shepherd Dogs, Siberian Huskies, and English Cocker Spaniels.

The C1 maternal line is commonly found in Jackals.

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

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