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Chessy

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“He is skinny and has long legs, very athletic, digs trench and chase moles, very vocal, obsessed with food, playful, loves EVERYONE.”

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Suffolk, Virginia, USA

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Richmond, VA, 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:

Beagle

The Beagle is a scent hound and a great family pet. They are known for being affectionate and having loud voices.

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American Foxhound

American Foxhounds, the American cousin of the English Foxhounds, are a lucky breed because their history and ancestry are well documented. They came over to the New World in 1650 with a man named Robert Brooke, who sailed from England to Crown Colony in North America (now modern day Maryland and Virginia). This pack of hunting dogs, beloved by the Brooke Family for hundreds of years, evolved to become the American Foxhound. The Brooke hounds were likely mixed with French hounds that were also brought to the Americas, and it was this mix of European breeds that eventually gave us our beloved American Foxhound.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

1.8 % HIGH

Predicted Adult Weight

45 lbs

Genetic Age
34 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Beagle
American Foxhound
Supermutt

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Chessy
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Beagle mix Beagle mix American Foxhound mix Beagle American Foxhound mix Beagle Beagle mix American Foxhound Mixed Beagle Beagle American Foxhound American Foxhound mix

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Health Summary

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Chessy is at increased risk for one genetic health condition.

Hypocatalasia, Acatalasemia

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Chessy inherited both copies of the variant we tested

How to interpret this result

Chessy has two mutated alleles at the CAT gene. This variant is known to cause acatalasemia in the Beagle. While many dogs with acatalasemia appear perfectly normal, there is a chance that Chessy may develop mouth ulcers which should be treated promptly. There are also some data that suggest that acatalasemic animals could have a higher risk of developing Type II diabetes as they age. With this in mind, please consult with your veterinarian regarding a diagnostic, monitoring and treatment plan for Chessy.

What is Hypocatalasia, Acatalasemia?

Catalase is important in fighting reactive oxygen species, which can cause cellular damage. Fortunately, many enzymes can break down reactive oxygen species; as such acatalasemia is usually a benign disease: however, some acatalasemic dogs suffer from what is known as Takahara’s disease, where patients have progressive mouth ulcers.

Breed-Relevant Genetic Conditions

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Factor VII Deficiency

Identified in American Foxhounds and Beagles

Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency

Identified in Beagles

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, crd4/cord1

Identified in Beagles

Primary Open Angle Glaucoma

Identified in Beagles

Congenital Stationary Night Blindness

Identified in Beagles

Neonatal Cerebellar Cortical Degeneration

Identified in Beagles

Cobalamin Malabsorption

Identified in Beagles

Musladin-Lueke Syndrome, MLS

Identified in Beagles

Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Identified in Beagles

Intervertebral Disc Disease (Type I)

Identified in Beagles

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Through Chessy’s mitochondrial DNA we can trace his mother’s ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. This map helps you visualize the routes that his ancestors took to your home. Their story is described below the map.

Haplogroup

A1b

Haplotype

A414/643

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A1b

Chessy’s Haplogroup

This female lineage was very likely one of the original lineages in the wolves that were first domesticated into dogs in Central Asia about 15,000 years ago. Since then, the lineage has been very successful and travelled the globe! Dogs from this group are found in ancient Bronze Age fossils in the Middle East and southern Europe. By the end of the Bronze Age, it became exceedingly common in Europe. These dogs later became many of the dogs that started some of today's most popular breeds, like German Shepherds, Pugs, Whippets, English Sheepdogs and Miniature Schnauzers. During the period of European colonization, the lineage became even more widespread as European dogs followed their owners to far-flung places like South America and Oceania. It's now found in many popular breeds as well as village dogs across the world!

A414/643

Chessy’s Haplotype

Part of the A1b haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in the English Springer Spaniels.

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A1b is the most common haplogroup found in German Shepherds.

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Through Chessy’s Y-chromosome we can trace his father’s ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. This map helps you visualize the routes that his ancestors took to your home. Their story is described below the map.

Haplogroup

D

Haplotype

H7.1/6/7

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D

Chessy’s Haplogroup

The D paternal lineage is very common in well-known populations of dogs. Breeds belonging to the D lineage likely have direct male ancestors that can be traced all the way back to the origin of domestic dogs themselves! One popular breed that commonly sports a D lineage is the Boxer. Boxers were developed in the late 19th century from Mastiff dogs, so it is no surprise that D is well represented among Mastiffs, Bulldogs, as well as Terriers. Intriguingly, D is also found among Lhasa Apsos, an ancient Tibetan breed, and Afghan Hounds. While the presence of this lineage in Polynesia or the New World can be chalked up to interbreeding with European dogs brought during voyages of discovery or later settlement, D is also well represented among village dog populations in the Middle East and Africa. If the fact that we find dogs bearing a D lineage in the Middle East (not to mention the large amount of diversity among Middle Eastern D lineage males) is any indication of ancient residence in that region, then the presence among Oceanian village dogs is peculiar. Rather, it may be that D is part of a broader Eurasian group of ancient paternal lineages which disappeared from the eastern portion of its original range, persisting in the island of New Guinea as well as West Asia and Africa. With the rise of Mastiff breeds, the D lineage received a new life as it became common among many types of working dogs.

H7.1/6/7

Chessy’s Haplotype

Part of the D haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in mixed breed dogs.

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The D paternal lineage is common in Boxers.

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