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  • Ella Boccella, an American Pit Bull Terrier and American Staffordshire Terrier mix tested with EmbarkVet.com Ella Boccella, an American Pit Bull Terrier and American Staffordshire Terrier mix tested with EmbarkVet.com
    A little nervous and shy...

“She is a rescue dog, cuddle bug, and smart! While she is still nervous sometimes, she loves to play games and is gaining confidence. She loves to play hide-n-seek with her Kong; loves belly rubs; and though she doesn't really play fetch (she CAN fetch) she is happy to keep a bone in her mouth & run alongside the lab who is playing fetch! She loves to go next door to knock on the lab's door to see if he'll come out and play!”

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Saving Grace NC, Wake Forest, NC, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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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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American Staffordshire Terrier

American Staffordshire Terriers are powerful but playful dogs that are both loyal and affectionate with their owners.

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Labrador Retriever

The Labrador Retriever was bred for hunting and excelled in retrieving game after it was shot down. Known for its gentle disposition and loyalty, the Labrador Retriever has become a favorite of families and breeders alike.

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Basset Hound

Basset Hounds are widely adored, short-legged and long-bodied hunting dogs that are considered great family companions.

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Golden Retriever

Developed as an ideal hunting retriever, the Golden Retriever's eagerness to please and friendliness has made them an extremely popular family pet.

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Pointer

The Pointer is a hard-working bird dog that is happiest when on the hunt. This is a high-energy breed that will be more than a handful for first-time owners. When given a job and plenty of room to run around, the Pointer can make for a wonderful companion.

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
American Pit Bull Terrier
American Staffordshire Terrier
Labrador Retriever
Basset Hound
Golden Retriever
Pointer

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Changes to this dog’s profile
  • On 11/20/2018 changed name from "Ella" to "Ella Boccella"

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Ella Boccella
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed American Pit Bull Terrier mix Labrador Retriever / Golden Retriever mix American Staffordshire Terrier / Basset Hound mix American Pit Bull Terrier American Staffordshire Terrier / American Pit Bull Terrier mix Labrador Retriever Golden Retriever mix American Staffordshire Terrier Basset Hound mix American Pit Bull Terrier American Pit Bull Terrier American Staffordshire Terrier American Pit Bull Terrier mix

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

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Health Summary

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Ella Boccella inherited two variants that you should learn more about.

And one variant that you should tell your vet about.

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, crd4/cord1

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Ella Boccella inherited one copy of the variant we tested

What does this result mean?

This result does not impact your dog’s health. It could have consequences for siblings or other family members, and you should let them know if you are in contact with them.

What is Progressive Retinal Atrophy, crd4/cord1?

PRA-CRD4/cord1 is a retinal disease that causes progressive, non-painful vision loss over a 1-2 year period. 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 cone cells, causing day blindness before night blindness.

Urate Kidney & Bladder Stones

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Ella Boccella inherited one copy of the variant we tested

What does this result mean?

This result does not impact your dog’s health. It could have consequences for siblings or other family members, and you should let them know if you are in contact with them.

What is Urate Kidney & Bladder Stones?

This condition causes kidney and bladder stones composed of urate. In most dogs, uric acid is converted to allantoin, an inert substance that is then excreted in the urine. Dogs with HUU have defects in the pathway that converts uric acid to allantoin. As such, uric acid builds up, crystallizes and forms urate stones in the kidney and bladder. Uric acid is an intermediate of purine metabolism. While hyperuricemia in other species (including humans) can lead to painful conditions such as gout, dogs do not develop systemic signs of hyperuricemia.

ALT Activity

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Ella Boccella inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

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

Breed-Relevant Genetic Conditions

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Thrombopathia

Identified in Basset Hounds

Von Willebrand Disease Type II, Type II vWD

Identified in Pointers

Canine Elliptocytosis

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

X-linked Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, X-SCID

Identified in Basset Hounds

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd

Identified in Golden Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers

Golden Retriever Progressive Retinal Atrophy 1, GR-PRA1

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Golden Retriever Progressive Retinal Atrophy 2, GR-PRA2

Identified in Golden Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, crd1

Identified in American Pit Bull Terriers and American Staffordshire Terriers

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, crd2

Identified in American Pit Bull Terriers and American Staffordshire Terriers

Day Blindness

Identified in Pointers

Day Blindness

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Macular Corneal Dystrophy, MCD

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis, Cerebellar Ataxia, NCL4A

Identified in American Pit Bull Terriers and American Staffordshire Terriers

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 5, NCL 5

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Alexander Disease

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Degenerative Myelopathy, DM

Identified in Golden Retrievers

L-2-Hydroxyglutaricaciduria, L2HGA

Identified in American Pit Bull Terriers and American Staffordshire Terriers

Narcolepsy

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Acral Mutilation Syndrome

Identified in Pointers

Muscular Dystrophy

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Centronuclear Myopathy, CNM

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Exercise-Induced Collapse, EIC

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

X-Linked Myotubular Myopathy

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome, CMS

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Ichthyosis, ICH1

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Hereditary Nasal Parakeratosis, HNPK

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Skeletal Dysplasia 2, SD2

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Intervertebral Disc Disease (Type I)

Identified in Basset Hounds

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Through Ella Boccella’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

B1a

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B1

Ella Boccella’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.

B1a

Ella Boccella’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, we have spotted this haplotype in village dogs in Peru and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Among breeds, we see it occasionally in Yorkshire Terriers, Boxers, and English Cocker Spaniels.

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

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

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