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Duke

Mixed Ancestry

“Barks like a seal, can sniff out just about anything, seems to routinely shed enough hair to make a new dog. Can casually destroy industrial grade nuclear blast resistant chew toys in record time.”

Current Location

Chanute, Kansas, USA

From

Joplin Humane Society, East Emperor Lane, Joplin, MO, USA

This dog has been viewed and been given 28 wags

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:

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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Mountain Cur

Mountain Curs are an American breed of treeing hound. Developed in the South—particularly Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee—Mountain Curs are an all-American breed that has been prized for years as excellent hunting companions and loyal pets.

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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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Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherds are an energetic mid-sized breed that make the perfect companion.

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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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Plott

The Plott is a rare hunting breed that has the distinction of being the state dog of North Carolina.

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Discover dogs who share a similar breed mix to Duke. A higher score means the two dogs have more of their breed mix in common. A score of 100% means they share the exact same breed mix!

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
American Pit Bull Terrier
Mountain Cur
Chow Chow
Australian Shepherd
Beagle
Plott
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Here’s what Duke’s family tree may have looked like.
Duke
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Mixed American Pit Bull Terrier / Australian Shepherd mix Chow Chow / Beagle mix American Pit Bull Terrier mix Mountain Cur / Plott mix American Pit Bull Terrier Australian Shepherd mix Chow Chow Beagle mix American Pit Bull Terrier American Pit Bull Terrier mix Mountain Cur Plott mix
While there may be other possible configurations of his family’s relationships, this is the most likely family tree to explain Duke’s breed mix.
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Health Summary

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Duke inherited one variant that you should learn more about.

Dilated Cardiomyopathy, DCM1

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Duke inherited one copy of the variant we tested

What does this result mean?

Our research indicates that this genetic variant is not likely to increase the risk that Duke will develop this disease.

Scientific Basis

Dogs with similar breeds to Duke are not likely to have increased risk of developing the disease. Research has indicated increased risk in other breeds that are not found in Duke.

What is Dilated Cardiomyopathy, DCM1?

DCM is the most common acquired heart disease of adult dogs. The heart has two heavily muscled ventricles that pump blood away from the heart. This disease causes progressive weakening of the ventricles by reducing the muscle mass, which causes the ventricles to dilate. Dilated ventricles do not contract and circulate oxygenated blood well, which eventually leads to heart failure.

Breed-Relevant Genetic Conditions

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Multiple Drug Sensitivity

Identified in Australian Shepherds

Factor VII Deficiency

Identified in Beagles

Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency

Identified in Beagles

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd

Identified in Australian Shepherds

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, crd1

Identified in American Pit Bull Terriers

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, crd4/cord1

Identified in Beagles

Collie Eye Anomaly

Identified in Australian Shepherds

Canine Multifocal Retinopathy, cmr1

Identified in Australian Shepherds

Primary Open Angle Glaucoma

Identified in Beagles

Hereditary Cataracts

Identified in Australian Shepherds

Congenital Stationary Night Blindness

Identified in Beagles

Urate Kidney & Bladder Stones

Identified in American Pit Bull Terriers and Australian Shepherds

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis, Cerebellar Ataxia, NCL4A

Identified in American Pit Bull Terriers

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 6, NCL 6

Identified in Australian Shepherds

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 8, NCL 8

Identified in Australian Shepherds

Neonatal Cerebellar Cortical Degeneration

Identified in Beagles

Degenerative Myelopathy, DM

Identified in Australian Shepherds

L-2-Hydroxyglutaricaciduria, L2HGA

Identified in American Pit Bull Terriers

Hypocatalasia, Acatalasemia

Identified in Beagles

Cobalamin Malabsorption

Identified in Beagles

Musladin-Lueke Syndrome, MLS

Identified in Beagles

Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Identified in Beagles

Craniomandibular Osteopathy, CMO

Identified in Australian Shepherds

Intervertebral Disc Disease (Type I)

Identified in Beagles

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Through Duke’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

B1

Haplotype

B28

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B1

Duke’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.

B28

Duke’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, we have spotted this haplotype frequently in Cocker Spaniels, Pomeranians, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, and village dogs in Liberia and Namibia.

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

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Through Duke’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

A2b

Haplotype

H3

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A2b

Duke’s Haplogroup

A2b appears to have split a few times in succession, which means that some of the Central Asian male ancestors of this lineage went their separate ways before their respective Y chromosomes made their rounds. There is not much diversity in this lineage, meaning that it has only begun to take off recently. Two iconic breeds, the Dachshund and Bloodhound, represent this lineage well. Over half of Rottweilers are A2b, as are the majority of Labrador Retrievers and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. While A2a is restricted mostly to East Asia, this paternal line is also found among European breeds.

H3

Duke’s Haplotype

Part of the A2b haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Brittanys, Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers, and village dogs in Lebanon.

A2b is found in the Daschund breed.

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