“Calypso”
Ebonheart’s Calypso

Mixed Breed

“Calypso is the daughter of Ebonheart’s Kairi MoChroi and DDR Charlie.”

Place of Birth
3211 Williams St, Des Moines, IA, USA
Current Location
Altoona, Iowa, USA
From
3211 Williams St, Des Moines, IA, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

74.6% Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherd
25.4% Papillon
Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherd Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherd
Miniature American Shepherds (also known as Miniature Australian Shepherds, or Mini Aussies) have the trainability, intelligence and energy of the larger Aussie cousins, and excel at outdoors activities and agility competitions.
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Papillon Papillon
The Papillon, also called the Continental Toy Spaniel, is a breed of dog of the Spaniel type.
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Genetic Stats


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

DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherd
Papillon
Changes to this dog’s profile
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  • On 5/8/2020 changed name from "Ebonheart’s Calypso Siren Song" to "Ebonheart’s Calypso"
  • On 10/12/2018 changed name from "Ebonheart’s Calypso" to "Ebonheart’s Calypso Siren Song"
  • On 6/2/2018 changed name from "Calypso " to "Calypso"
  • On 6/2/2018 changed handle from "calypso10" to "ebonheartcalypso"
  • On 6/22/2018 changed name from "Calypso" to "Ebonheart’s Calypso"

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

Health Summary

Calypso inherited two variants that you should learn more about.

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd

Calypso inherited one copy of the variant we tested

What does this result mean?

This result should not impact Calypso’s health but it could have consequences for siblings or other related dogs if they inherited two copies of the variant. We recommend discussing this result with their owners or breeders if you are in contact.

Impact on Breeding

Your dog carries this variant and will pass it on to ~50% of her offspring.

What is Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd?

PRA-prcd is a retinal disease that causes progressive, non-painful vision loss. The retina contains cells, called photoreceptors, that collect information about light and send signals to the brain. There are two types of photoreceptors: rods, for night vision and movement, and cones, for day vision and color. This type of PRA leads to early loss of rod cells, leading to night blindness before day blindness.


Degenerative Myelopathy, DM

Calypso inherited one copy of the variant we tested

What does this result mean?

This result should not impact Calypso’s health but it could have consequences for siblings or other related dogs if they inherited two copies of the variant. We recommend discussing this result with their owners or breeders if you are in contact.

Impact on Breeding

This result should be taken into account as part of your breeding program. Calypso will pass this variant to ~50% of her offspring.

What is Degenerative Myelopathy, DM?

The dog equivalent of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, DM is a progressive degenerative disorder of the spinal cord. Because the nerves that control the hind limbs are the first to degenerate, the most common clinical signs are back muscle wasting and gait abnormalities.

Breed-Relevant Genetic Conditions

Multiple Drug Sensitivity (MDR1)

Identified in Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherds

Factor VII Deficiency (F7 Exon 5)

Identified in Papillons

Von Willebrand Disease Type I (VWF)

Identified in Papillons

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (CNGB1)

Identified in Papillons

Progressive Retinal Atrophy - crd4/cord1 (RPGRIP1)

Identified in Papillons

Collie Eye Anomaly (NHEJ1)

Identified in Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherds

Canine Multifocal Retinopathy (BEST1 Exon 2)

Identified in Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherds

Hereditary Cataracts (HSF4 Exon 9 Shepherd Variant)

Identified in Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherds

Urate Kidney & Bladder Stones (SLC2A9)

Identified in Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherds

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 6, NCL 6 (CLN6 Exon 7)

Identified in Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherds

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (CLN8 Australian Shepherd Variant)

Identified in Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherds

Craniomandibular Osteopathy, CMO (SLC37A2)

Identified in Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherds

Additional Genetic Conditions


Clinical Tools

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Coat Color

Coat Color

E Locus (MC1R)
Can have a melanistic mask (Eme)
K Locus (CBD103)
More likely to have a patterned haircoat (kyky)
A Locus (ASIP)
Black/Brown and tan coat color pattern (atat)
D Locus (MLPH)
Dark areas of hair and skin are not lightened (DD)
B Locus (TYRP1)
Black or gray hair and skin (Bb)
S Locus (MITF)
Likely flash, parti, or piebald (Ssp)
Other Coat Traits

Other Coat Traits

Furnishings (RSPO2) LINKAGE
Likely unfurnished (no mustache, beard, and/or eyebrows) (II)
Coat Length (FGF5)
Likely long coat (TT)
Shedding (MC5R)
Likely heavy/seasonal shedding (CC)
Coat Texture (KRT71)
Likely straight coat (CC)
Hairlessness (FOXI3) LINKAGE
Very unlikely to be hairless (NN)
Oculocutaneous Albinism Type 2 (SLC45A2) LINKAGE
Likely not albino (NN)
Other Body Features

Other Body Features

Muzzle Length (BMP3)
Likely medium or long muzzle (CC)
Tail Length (T)
Likely normal-length tail (CC)
Hind Dewclaws (LMBR1)
Unlikely to have hind dew claws (CC)
Blue Eye Color (ALX4) LINKAGE
Less likely to have blue eyes (NN)
Body Size

Body Size

Body Size (IGF1)
Smaller (II)
Body Size (IGFR1)
Intermediate (GA)
Body Size (STC2)
Intermediate (TA)
Body Size (GHR - E191K)
Larger (GG)
Body Size (GHR - P177L)
Larger (CC)
Performance

Performance

Altitude Adaptation (EPAS1)
Normal altitude tolerance (GG)
Appetite (POMC) LINKAGE
Normal food motivation (NN)

Through Calypso’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

A1b

Haplotype

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Map

A1b

Ebonheart’s Calypso’s Haplogroup

This female lineage was very likely one of the original lineages in the wolves that were first domesticated into dogs in Central Asia about 15,000 years ago. Since then, the lineage has been very successful and travelled the globe! Dogs from this group are found in ancient Bronze Age fossils in the Middle East and southern Europe. By the end of the Bronze Age, it became exceedingly common in Europe. These dogs later became many of the dogs that started some of today's most popular breeds, like German Shepherds, Pugs, Whippets, English Sheepdogs and Miniature Schnauzers. During the period of European colonization, the lineage became even more widespread as European dogs followed their owners to far-flung places like South America and Oceania. It's now found in many popular breeds as well as village dogs across the world!

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Ebonheart’s Calypso’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1b haplogroup, we see this haplotype in village dogs in over 25 countries across the world. We have detected this haplotype in lots of breeds, and it occurs most commonly in German Shepherd Dogs, Maltese, English Springer Spaniels, and English Setters.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

A1b is the most common haplogroup found in German Shepherds.

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