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Claire

Mixed Breed

“Claire was adopted from a rescue group in southern New South Wales. She is a mild mannered, somewhat timid dog with a fear of loud noises. She seldom barks, preferring to communcate with nose pokes and taking advantage of the flapping sound her large ears make when she shakes her head to get attention. Claire lives for the game of fetch, especially swim fetch. She is amicable towards other animals... except dogs who steal her designated fetch object. Towards them, her disdain is palpable.”

Current Location
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
From
Snowy Mountains Animal Rescue Team, Greenhills Road, Batlow NSW, Australia

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

26.7% Chinese Shar-Pei
23.7% Border Collie
23.3% American Pit Bull Terrier
16.8% Australian Kelpie
9.5% Supermutt

Embark Supermutt analysis

What’s in that Supermutt? There may be small amounts of DNA from these distant ancestors:

Chinese Shar-Pei Chinese Shar-Pei
Few dog breeds are more recognizable than the wrinkly Chinese Shar-Pei. This Chinese breed is often compared to a hippopotamus due to its thick muzzle. They also have a characteristic rough, bristly coat, which is how the breed got its name (“Shar-Pei” means “sand skin”). Despite their goofy appearance, Shar-Peis are serious, independent dogs who will loyally protect their owners.
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Border Collie Border Collie
Border Collies are highly energetic and work oriented herding dogs, whose stamina is matched by their intelligence and alertness. If you want the smartest dog out there, then you have come to the right place!
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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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Australian Kelpie Australian Kelpie
The Australian Kelpie is a highly intelligent breed of herding dog that likes to work hard. The name for this breed is similar to a creature from Scottish and Irish mythology – a Kelpie is a magical water horse that has ill intentions toward humans, particularly children. In reality, the Australian Kelpie is nothing like this mythological creature – it is friendly and playful, always eager to please its human companions.
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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

0.3 % LOW Learn More

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

DNA Breed Origins

What’s this?
Breed colors:
Chinese Shar-Pei
Border Collie
American Pit Bull Terrier
Australian Kelpie
Supermutt

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Chinese Shar-Pei / American Pit Bull Terrier mix Border Collie mix Chinese Shar-Pei American Pit Bull Terrier Border Collie Australian Kelpie mix Chinese Shar-Pei Chinese Shar-Pei American Pit Bull Terrier American Pit Bull Terrier Border Collie Border Collie Australian Kelpie Mixed

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

Health Summary

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

ALT Activity

Claire inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

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

Trapped Neutrophil Syndrome

Identified in Border Collies, English Shepherds, and more

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

Collie Eye Anomaly

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs, Australian Shepherds, and more

Primary Lens Luxation

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

Cystinuria Type II-A

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs, Australian Kelpies, and more

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 1, NCL 5

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs, Border Collies, and more

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs, Australian Shepherds, and more

Myotonia Congenita

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs, Border Collies, and more

Cobalamin Malabsorption

Identified in Border Collies and Australian Kelpies

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
Black or gray 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 a mostly solid black or brown fur coat
Body Pattern
A (Agouti) Locus
No impact on coat 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 heavy/seasonal shedding
Coat Texture
Coat would likely be curly or wavy if long
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
Intermediate
Body Size 2
Larger
Body Size 3
Larger
Body Size 4
Larger
Body Size 5
Larger
Performance

Performance

Altitude Adaptation
Normal altitude tolerance
Appetite LINKAGE
Normal food motivation

Through Claire’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

C2

Haplotype

C3/14

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C2

Claire’s Haplogroup

C2 is a very old female lineage found more commonly among English Setters, English Bulldogs, and American Eskimo Dogs. We also see C2 in village dogs in South Asia. Rather than having a few characteristic breeds representing this lineage particularly well, it is present in a few uncommon individuals of many different breeds. Unlike some European breed lineages that have seen skyrocketing popularity along the path to the modern dogs we see today, C2 tends to reflect the deep history of man's best friend.

C3/14

Claire’s Haplotype

Part of the C2 haplogroup, this common haplotype occurs most often in English Setters, Cairn Terriers, Labrador Retrievers, and village dogs in Peru, Fiji, and across Africa.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

You can often find his haplogroup in the lovable English Bulldog.

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