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Cindy

Mixed Breed

“She was born in PAWS Chicago, a no-kill shelter. Her first adopted family returned her, saying they couldn't train her. I adopted her in July 2014; she behaves beautifully.”

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Registration

Microchip: 016379839

Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

30.4% American Pit Bull Terrier
29.5% Beagle
15.8% American Staffordshire Terrier
13.8% Australian Shepherd
6.7% Chow Chow
3.8% Rottweiler
American Pit Bull Terrier American Pit Bull Terrier
The American Pit Bull Terrier originated in the British Isles and descends from the Mastiff-type dogs introduced to England in antiquity. The breed was brought over to the United States by English immigrants in the 1800s, and quickly became one of the most popular and widespread breeds there.
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Beagle 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 Staffordshire Terrier American Staffordshire Terrier
American Staffordshire Terriers are powerful but playful dogs that are both loyal and affectionate with their owners.
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Australian Shepherd Australian Shepherd
Australian Shepherds are an energetic mid-sized breed that make the perfect companion.
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Chow Chow Chow Chow
This distinctive-looking dog breed has a proud, independent spirit that some describe as catlike. Often aloof and suspicious of strangers, the Chow Chow may not be a cuddle buddy, but for the right person, they are a fiercely loyal companion.
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Rottweiler Rottweiler
Originally used for driving cattle and protecting valuable convoys, Rottweilers are now popular family pets as well as guard, police and military dogs.
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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

0.6 % LOW Learn More

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

DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
American Pit Bull Terrier
Beagle
American Staffordshire Terrier
Australian Shepherd
Chow Chow
Rottweiler

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS American Pit Bull Terrier mix Beagle mix American Pit Bull Terrier American Staffordshire Terrier / American Pit Bull Terrier mix Beagle Australian Shepherd / Chow Chow mix American Pit Bull Terrier American Pit Bull Terrier American Staffordshire Terrier American Pit Bull Terrier mix Beagle Beagle Australian Shepherd Chow Chow mix

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

Health Summary

Cindy has one variant that you should let your vet know about.

ALT Activity

Cindy inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

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

The liver enzyme alanine aminotransferase, or ALT, is one of several values your veterinarian measures on routine blood work to gauge liver health.

Breed-Relevant Genetic Conditions

Multiple Drug Sensitivity

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs, Australian Shepherds, and more

Factor VII Deficiency

Identified in Airedale Terriers, Alaskan Malamutes, and more

Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency

Identified in Beagles

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd

Identified in American Eskimo Dogs, American Hairless Terriers, and more

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, crd1

Identified in American Bullies, American Pit Bull Terriers, and more

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, crd2

Identified in American Bullies, American Pit Bull Terriers, and more

Progressive Retinal Atrophy - crd4/cord1

Identified in Beagles, Boykin Spaniels, and more

Collie Eye Anomaly

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs, Australian Shepherds, and more

Canine Multifocal Retinopathy

Identified in American Bullies, Australian Shepherds, and more

Glaucoma

Identified in Beagles

Hereditary Cataracts

Identified in Australian Shepherds and Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherds

Urate Kidney & Bladder Stones

Identified in American Bullies, American Pit Bull Terriers, and more

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 1, Cerebellar Ataxia, NCL4A

Identified in American Bullies, American Pit Bull Terriers, and more

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 6, NCL 6

Identified in Australian Shepherds and Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherds

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs, Australian Shepherds, and more

Neonatal Cerebellar Cortical Degeneration

Identified in Beagles

Juvenile Laryngeal Paralysis and Polyneuropathy

Identified in Black Russian Terriers and Rottweilers

Hypocatalasia, Acatalasemia

Identified in Beagles

Cobalamin Malabsorption

Identified in Beagles

Musladin-Lueke Syndrome

Identified in Beagles

Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Identified in Beagles

Craniomandibular Osteopathy, CMO

Identified in Australian Shepherds, Cairn Terriers, and more

Intervertebral Disc Disease (Type I)

Identified in Basset Hounds, Beagles, and more

Additional Genetic Conditions

Explore the genetics behind your dog’s appearance, size, and genetic diversity.
Base Coat Color

Base Coat Color

Dark or Light Fur
E (Extension) Locus
Can have dark fur
Brown or Black Pigment
B (Brown) Locus
Brown fur and skin
Color Dilution
D (Dilute) Locus
Dark (non-dilute) fur and skin
Coat Color Modifiers

Coat Color Modifiers

Hidden Patterning
K (Dominant Black) Locus
More likely to have patterned fur
Body Pattern
A (Agouti) Locus
Fawn Sable coat color pattern
Facial Fur Pattern
E (Extension) Locus
Can have black masking (dark facial fur)
Other Coat Traits

Other Coat Traits

Furnishings LINKAGE
Likely unfurnished (no mustache, beard, and/or eyebrows)
Coat Length
Likely short or mid-length coat
Shedding
Likely light to moderate shedding
Coat Texture
Likely straight coat
Hairlessness (Xolo type) LINKAGE
Very unlikely to be hairless
Oculocutaneous Albinism Type 2 LINKAGE
Likely not albino
Other Body Features

Other Body Features

Muzzle Length
Likely medium or long muzzle
Tail Length
Likely normal-length tail
Hind Dew Claws
Unlikely to have hind dew claws
Eye Color LINKAGE
Less likely to have blue eyes
Body Size

Body Size

Body Size 1
Smaller
Body Size 2
Larger
Body Size 3
Larger
Body Size 4
Intermediate
Body Size 5
Larger
Performance

Performance

Altitude Adaptation
Normal altitude tolerance
Appetite LINKAGE
Normal food motivation

Through Cindy’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

A2b

Map

A1e

Cindy’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!

A2b

Cindy’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1e haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in French Bulldogs. It’s a rare find!

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

Irish Wolfhounds are a consistent carrier of A1e.

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