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Colby, aka Elle

Mixed Breed

  • Photo of Colby, aka Elle, a Great Pyrenees, Australian Cattle Dog, and Mastiff mix in Norfolk, Virginia, USA Photo of Colby, aka Elle, a Great Pyrenees, Australian Cattle Dog, and Mastiff mix in Norfolk, Virginia, USA
    My first week at my new home

“Protective, hunter qualities, cautious of "new humans", loyal to family.”

Current Location
Norfolk, Virginia, USA
From
Middleton, Tennessee, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

41.6% Great Pyrenees
18.6% Australian Cattle Dog
14.0% Mastiff
8.4% Dalmatian
6.7% Fila Brasileiro
5.3% Irish Wolfhound
5.4% Supermutt

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

Great Pyrenees Great Pyrenees
The Great Pyrenees is an exceptionally loving dog whose primary function is to protect sheep, goats, livestock, people, children, grass, flowers, the moon, lawn furniture, and any real or imaginary predators that may intrude on your personal space. They have a strong build and an amazing thick white coat that exudes elegance and majesty. They make a great family dog because of their intelligence and steady temperament.
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Australian Cattle Dog Australian Cattle Dog
A classic cattle dog, Australian Cattle Dogs were developed from a mixture of breeds in Australia in the 19th century, and still maintain their energetic herding instincts today.
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Mastiff Mastiff
Mastiffs are large but lovable dogs, known for their friendly and protective family characteristics.
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Dalmatian Dalmatian
Best known as the star of Disney’s 101 Dalmatians, this sleek and athletic dog breed has a history that goes back several hundred years. He started out as a coach dog but has also served in many other capacities, including hunter, firehouse dog, and circus performer. As charming in life as in film, he goes from gallant to goofy to gallant again in the blink of an eye, and loves to be a part of everything his family does.
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Fila Brasileiro Fila Brasileiro
The Fila Brasileiro, or Brazillian Mastiff, is a Molosser breed from Brazil with fierce protective instincts. Historically, these dogs were adept at many tasks -- acting as guardians for their people, protecting livestock, and even hunting jaguars.
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Irish Wolfhound Irish Wolfhound
The Irish Wolfhound is about as big as they come. These gentle giants have served as hunting dogs for thousands of years. They make wonderful companions, especially for kids.
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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

1.5 % HIGH Learn More

Predicted Adult Weight
Genetic Age
21 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 Colby, aka Elle’s.
A Mix Match of 100 means they are the exact same breed mix!

DNA Breed Origins

What’s this?
Breed colors:
Great Pyrenees
Australian Cattle Dog
Mastiff
Dalmatian
Fila Brasileiro
Irish Wolfhound
Supermutt

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Great Pyrenees mix Australian Cattle Dog / Irish Wolfhound mix Great Pyrenees / Dalmatian mix Great Pyrenees Mastiff / Fila Brasileiro mix Australian Cattle Dog Irish Wolfhound mix Great Pyrenees Dalmatian mix Great Pyrenees Great Pyrenees Mastiff Fila Brasileiro mix

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

Health Summary

Colby, aka Elle has one variant that you should let your vet know about.

ALT Activity

Colby, aka Elle inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

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

Breed-Relevant Genetic Conditions

Multiple Drug Sensitivity

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs

Collie Eye Anomaly

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs

Autosomal Dominant Progressive Retinal Atrophy

Identified in Mastiffs

Canine Multifocal Retinopathy

Identified in Great Pyrenees and Mastiffs

Primary Lens Luxation

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs

Cystinuria Type II-A

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs

Urate Kidney & Bladder Stones

Identified in Dalmatians and Mastiffs

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 1, NCL 5

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs

Degenerative Myelopathy, DM

Identified in Great Pyrenees

Myotonia Congenita

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs

Additional Genetic Conditions

Explore the genetics behind your dog’s appearance and size.
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)
Saddle Tan
No impact on coat pattern
Merle
M (Merle) Locus
Unlikely to have merle pattern
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
Likely straight coat
Hairlessness (Xolo type) LINKAGE
Very unlikely to be hairless
Hairlessness (Terrier type)
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
Likely to have hind dew claws
Back Muscling & Bulk (Large Breed)
Likely normal muscling
Eye Color LINKAGE
Less likely to have blue eyes
Body Size

Body Size

Body Size 1
Larger
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 Colby, aka Elle’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

B1

Haplotype

B84

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B1

Colby, aka Elle’s Haplogroup

B1 is the second most common maternal lineage in breeds of European or American origin. It is the female line of the majority of Golden Retrievers, Basset Hounds, and Shih Tzus, and about half of Beagles, Pekingese and Toy Poodles. This lineage is also somewhat common among village dogs that carry distinct ancestry from these breeds. We know this is a result of B1 dogs being common amongst the European dogs that their conquering owners brought around the world, because nowhere on earth is it a very common lineage in village dogs. It even enables us to trace the path of (human) colonization: Because most Bichons are B1 and Bichons are popular in Spanish culture, B1 is now fairly common among village dogs in Latin America.

B84

Colby, aka Elle’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in Golden Retrievers, Beagles, and Staffordshire Terriers.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

The B1 haplogroup can be found in village dogs like the Peruvian Village Dog, pictured above.

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