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Scooter

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“Scooter is a permitted educational animal in South Carolina. More information can be found on his webpage (http://archive-srel.uga.edu/coyote).”

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Genetic Breed

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness: 79.7 % HIGH
Predicted Adult Weight: 51 lbs
Genetic Age: 51 human years

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We have tested Scooter for over 160 genetic health conditions to alert his owner to potential issues before they strike.

Breed Families

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Dog breeds have been created over time for work and companionship. Find out about other dog breeds related to the breeds found in Scooter.

Maternal Haplotype

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Through the DNA inherited from Scooter’s mother we can trace his ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. Find out how far Scooter’s family has traveled.

Paternal Haplotype

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Scooter’s DNA includes a story of where his father’s ancestors came from. We’ll show you more about how we categorize his ancestors all based of the science of genetics.

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Changes to this dog’s profile
  • On 2/23/2018 changed handle from "scooter12" to "coyotenamedscooter"
  • On 2/23/2018 changed name from "Scooter" to "Coyote named Scooter"
  • On 2/25/2018 changed name from "Coyote named Scooter" to "Scooter"
  • On 2/25/2018 changed name from "Scooter" to "Coyote named Scooter"
  • On 2/25/2018 changed name from "Coyote named Scooter" to "Scooter"
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Summary

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Clinical traits

These genetic traits are valuable to your veterinarian and can inform the clinical decisions and diagnoses they make.

Alanine Aminotransferase Activity result: Normal
Known to be highly expressed in liver cells, activity levels of alanine aminotransferase, or ALT, is a common value on most blood chemistry panels and is known to be a se…
Scooter has two normal alleles at ALT.

Not At Risk

Good news! Scooter did not test positive for any of the genetic diseases that Embark screens for. Read on to learn more about the conditions we test for, but rest assured that Scooter does not have the mutations known to cause them.

It is still important to let your veterinarian know these results because they could help guide Scooter’s diagnosis and treatment if he gets sick in the future. Many other diseases caused by environmental factors or undiscovered genetic variants can cause symptoms similar to diseases we test for. By ruling out these mutations, your veterinarian will be able to find the true cause more quickly. Your veterinarian will also know they can safely prescribe medications some dogs are sensitive to.

Not A Carrier

Good news! Scooter is not a carrier for any of the genetic diseases that Embark tests for.

Common Conditions

Good news! Scooter tested clear for 2 genetic conditions that are common in his breed.
Condition List

Degenerative Myelopathy
(SOD1A)
Brain and Spinal Cord

A disease of mature dogs, this is a progressive degenerative disorder of the spinal cord that can cause muscle wasting and gait abnormalities. Affected dogs do not usuall…

Malignant Hyperthermia
(RYR1)
Metabolic

This condition only manifests if affected dogs are treated with certain inhalant anesthetics, and can cause uncontrollable muscle contractions and a dangerous increase in…

Other Conditions: Clear of 163

Scooter is clear of 163 other genetic diseases that Embark tests for.

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Breed Families

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Dog breeds have been created over time for work and companionship. Find out about other dog breeds related to the breeds found in Scooter.

Maternal Haplotype

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Through the DNA inherited from Scooter’s mother we can trace his ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. Find out how far Scooter’s family has traveled.

Paternal Haplotype

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Scooter’s DNA includes a story of where his father’s ancestors came from. We’ll show you more about how we categorize his ancestors all based of the science of genetics.

What’s your dog’s story?

Now that you have explored what’s behind Scooter find out what your dog’s DNA has to tell you. Embark tells you more about your dog than you ever thought possible. Are you ready? Let’s go!

DNA shows us the unique path to each of today’s recognized breeds by exposing the relatedness between them.
Coyote
3 related breeds
Coyote
Coyotes aren’t really dogs. That’s the first thing people need to know about them. The second thing they need to know is that Coyotes do not make very good pets—they should be left to live in the wild as nature intended. However, just because people can’t bring them into their homes doesn’t mean that they aren’t fascinating creatures. There is a lot we can learn from these canid cousins of our beloved house pets.
Related Breeds
Gray Wolf
Cousin breed
Central Asian Village Dog
Cousin breed
Red Wolf
Cousin breed

Some images and text courtesy of the AKC, used with permission.

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We have tested Scooter for over 160 genetic health conditions to alert his owner to potential issues before they strike.

Maternal Haplotype

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Through the DNA inherited from Scooter’s mother we can trace his ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. Find out how far Scooter’s family has traveled.

Paternal Haplotype

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Scooter’s DNA includes a story of where his father’s ancestors came from. We’ll show you more about how we categorize his ancestors all based of the science of genetics.

What’s your dog’s story?

Now that you have explored what’s behind Scooter find out what your dog’s DNA has to tell you. Embark tells you more about your dog than you ever thought possible. Are you ready? Let’s go!

Through Scooter’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

H

Haplotype

H3

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H

Scooter’s Haplogroup

This is a lineage that is found infrequently in dogs and may only be found in coyotes and dogs with recent coyote ancestors. It is very different from all known dog lineages indicating a long time between the most recent common ancestor of canids in this lineage and domestic dogs.

H3

Scooter’s Haplotype

This haplotype has been spotted in coyotes and dogs with coyote ancestry. Not only is that pretty neat, but it also helps move science forward.

North American coyotes have been known to mix with dogs in parts of the United States.

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We have tested Scooter for over 160 genetic health conditions to alert his owner to potential issues before they strike.

Breed Families

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Dog breeds have been created over time for work and companionship. Find out about other dog breeds related to the breeds found in Scooter.

Paternal Haplotype

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Scooter’s DNA includes a story of where his father’s ancestors came from. We’ll show you more about how we categorize his ancestors all based of the science of genetics.

What’s your dog’s story?

Now that you have explored what’s behind Scooter find out what your dog’s DNA has to tell you. Embark tells you more about your dog than you ever thought possible. Are you ready? Let’s go!

Through Scooter’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

F

Haplotype

H9

Map

F

Scooter’s Haplogroup

F is the odd duck in the family of domestic dog male lineages. This paternal lineage is genetically closer to wolves, foxes, and jackals than to other dogs. This indicates that it came into the dog population after dogs were originally domesticated, when one particularly attractive male wolf mated with a female dog, over 6,000 years ago. Since then, these dogs found their way into Africa and Mongolia. It hasn't been found outside those areas except in Basenjis. Basenjis are an iconic African breed, that first made its way to the USA in the early 20th century when a handful of individuals were imported from the Congo. The Basenji is an ancient breed which is distantly related to other dog breeds (most of which are European or Asian), and it has the earliest separation date from all other breed populations. Unsurprisingly, the F lineage has also been found in African village dogs, as well as, surprisingly, some samples from Mongolia. The fact the lineage is found in two very distant places is evidence that it entered the dog population many thousands of years ago.

H9

Scooter’s Haplotype

A member of the F haplogroup, this haplotype is found in Basenjis and village dogs throughout Africa.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

Congo Dogs in Africa commonly have this hapgloroup.

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We have tested Scooter for over 160 genetic health conditions to alert his owner to potential issues before they strike.

Breed Families

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Dog breeds have been created over time for work and companionship. Find out about other dog breeds related to the breeds found in Scooter.

Maternal Haplotype

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Through the DNA inherited from Scooter’s mother we can trace his ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. Find out how far Scooter’s family has traveled.

What’s your dog’s story?

Now that you have explored what’s behind Scooter find out what your dog’s DNA has to tell you. Embark tells you more about your dog than you ever thought possible. Are you ready? Let’s go!