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FrendL (The Fabulous & Occasionally Ferocious)

Mixed Breed

  • Easter FrendL... April 2007, age 7.5

“FrendL was running lost down my street on Xmas Eve ’99 when our paths first crossed. With no one looking for her, we became best friends. Together on our travels over 18 (!) years, folks everywhere stopped to admire & love on her, often asking me what kind is she? “Dachstralian Border Corgi” I’d say, based on her looks & temperament, or “Papillon Rottweiler” as a joke, little knowing. Frend was extraordinarily bright, sweet, playful, & kind. I was honored & blessed to be her friend. R.I.P.”

Location
Port Townsend, Washington, USA
From
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

50.0% Rottweiler
15.1% German Shepherd Dog
9.2% Chow Chow
6.3% Shetland Sheepdog
6.0% Black Russian Terrier
6.0% Samoyed
4.1% Pekingese
3.3% Supermutt

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

Rottweiler Rottweiler
Originally used for driving cattle and protecting valuable convoys, Rottweilers are now popular family pets as well as guard, police and military dogs.
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German Shepherd Dog German Shepherd Dog
German Shepherds are confident, courageous dogs with a keen sense of smell and notable intelligence.
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Chow Chow 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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Shetland Sheepdog Shetland Sheepdog
Shetland Sheepdogs are a lively, smart and athletic herding dogs that also makes a great family pet.
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Black Russian Terrier Black Russian Terrier
The Black Russian Terrier originated as a military and police dog during the time of the Soviet Union. Their intelligence and thick coat allowed them to thrive in their role under the Red Army. Today you are more likely to find them in the suburbs guarding your house.
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Samoyed Samoyed
A working breed, the Samoyed can be strong-willed at times, but above all they remain friendly, gentle, and devoted family dogs. The Samoyed was originally bred to hunt, haul sledges, and herd reindeer. Among the breed’s duties: pack hiking, tracking, and warming their owners by sleeping on top of them at night.
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Pekingese Pekingese
Pekingese were dogs bred for centuries to be the prized companions of the imperial family of China. Today they are still cherished family companions and show dogs who greet everyone they meet with dignity and grace.
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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness:

0.0 % LOW

Predicted Adult Weight:

54 lbs

Genetic Age:

120 human years

Breed Mix Matches

Explore other Embark dogs who have breed mixes that are similar to FrendL (The Fabulous & Occasionally Ferocious)’s.
A Mix Match of 100 means they are the exact same breed mix!

DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
Rottweiler
German Shepherd Dog
Chow Chow
Shetland Sheepdog
Black Russian Terrier
Samoyed
Pekingese
Supermutt
Changes to this dog’s profile
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  • On 9/11/2018 changed name from "Frendel Wigley" to "FrendL (The Fabulous & Occasionally Ferocious)"
  • On 9/11/2018 changed handle from "frendelwigley" to "frendl"

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Rottweiler German Shepherd Dog / Chow Chow mix Shetland Sheepdog / Samoyed mix Rottweiler Rottweiler German Shepherd Dog Chow Chow mix Shetland Sheepdog mix Samoyed mix Rottweiler Rottweiler Rottweiler Rottweiler

Our algorithms predict this is the most likely family tree to explain FrendL (The Fabulous & Occasionally Ferocious)’s breed mix, but this family tree may not be the only possible one.

Summary

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AT RISK
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CARRIER
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CLEAR
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Clinical Traits

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

Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT) Activity result: Low Normal

FrendL (The Fabulous & Occasionally Ferocious) has one copy of a mutation associated with reduced ALT activity as measured on veterinary blood chemistry panels. Please inform your veterinarian that FrendL (The Fabulous & Occasionally Ferocious) has this genotype, as ALT is often used as an indicator of liver health and FrendL (The Fabulous & Occasionally Ferocious) is likely to have a lower than average resting ALT activity. As such, an increase in FrendL (The Fabulous & Occasionally Ferocious)’s ALT activity could be evidence of liver damage, even if it is within normal limits by standard ALT reference ranges.

Genetic Health Conditions

A genetic health condition indicates a genetic mutation that increases the risk that an animal develops a specific disease.

Not At Risk

Good news! FrendL (The Fabulous & Occasionally Ferocious) did not test positive for any of the genetic diseases that Embark screens for.

It is still important to let your veterinarian know these results because they could help guide FrendL (The Fabulous & Occasionally Ferocious)’s diagnosis and treatment if she gets sick in the future.

Not A Carrier

Good news! FrendL (The Fabulous & Occasionally Ferocious) is not a carrier for any of the genetic diseases that Embark tests for.

Common Conditions

Good news! FrendL (The Fabulous & Occasionally Ferocious) tested clear for 15 genetic conditions that are common in her breed mix.
Condition List

MDR1 Drug Sensitivity
(MDR1)
Clinical

Sensitivity to certain classes of drugs, notably the parasiticide ivermectin, as well as certain gastroprotectant and anti-cancer medications, occurs in dogs with mutatio…

Seen in German Shepherd Dogs, Shetland Sheepdogs, but not FrendL (The Fabulous & Occasionally Ferocious).

Factor VIII Deficiency, Hemophilia A
(F8 Exon 11, Shepherd Variant 1)
Blood

Coagulopathies, disorders of blood clotting, can lead to symptoms such as easy bruising or bleeding. Dogs with coagulopathies are often at risk for excessive bleeding dur…

Seen in German Shepherd Dogs, but not FrendL (The Fabulous & Occasionally Ferocious).

Factor VIII Deficiency, Hemophilia A
(F8 Exon 1, Shepherd Variant 2)
Blood

Coagulopathies, disorders of blood clotting, can lead to symptoms such as easy bruising or bleeding. Dogs with coagulopathies are often at risk for excessive bleeding dur…

Seen in German Shepherd Dogs, but not FrendL (The Fabulous & Occasionally Ferocious).

Canine Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency Type III (LAD3)
(FERMT3)
Blood

A rare disorder of white blood cells, this causes increased susceptibility to infections and bleeding tendencies. Affected dogs present with a history of persistent skin …

Seen in German Shepherd Dogs, but not FrendL (The Fabulous & Occasionally Ferocious).

Canine Elliptocytosis
(SPTB Exon 30)
Blood

A benign disease that affects red blood cell shape, elliptocytosis rarely causes symptoms. Upon examination of a blood smear, however, affected dogs have elongated, oval …

Seen in Chow Chows, but not FrendL (The Fabulous & Occasionally Ferocious).

Progressive Retinal Atrophy - CNGA
(CNGA1 Exon 9)
Eyes

This retinal disease causes progressive, non-painful vision loss. The retina contains the cells, photoreceptors, that collect information about light: that is, they are t…

Seen in Shetland Sheepdogs, but not FrendL (The Fabulous & Occasionally Ferocious).

Collie Eye Anomaly, Choroidal Hypoplasia
(NHEJ1)
Eyes

Named for its high prevalence in Collie dogs, Collie Eye Anomaly (CEA) is more correctly termed choroidal hypoplasia and is a developmental disease of the choroid. The ch…

Seen in Shetland Sheepdogs, but not FrendL (The Fabulous & Occasionally Ferocious).

Achromatopsia
(CNGA3 Exon 7 German Shepherd Variant)
Eyes

This is a progressive, nonpainful disorder of the retina that affects color vision and light perception. Cone cells not only register color, they allow the dog to adjust …

Seen in German Shepherd Dogs, but not FrendL (The Fabulous & Occasionally Ferocious).

Hyperuricosuria and Hyperuricemia or Urolithiasis
(SLC2A9)
Kidney and Bladder

This condition causes kidney and bladder stones composed of urate; if caught early, it is responsive to dietary management. Uric acid is an intermediate of purine metabol…

Seen in Black Russian Terriers, but not FrendL (The Fabulous & Occasionally Ferocious).

X-Linked Hereditary Nephropathy (Samoyed Variant 2)
(COL4A5 Exon 35)
Kidney and Bladder

This condition causes inappropriate loss of protein in the urine, which leads to muscle wasting, abnormal fluid accumulation in the skin and limbs, and excessive thirst a…

Seen in Samoyeds, but not FrendL (The Fabulous & Occasionally Ferocious).

X-linked Ectodermal Dysplasia, Anhidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia
(EDA Intron 8)
Multisystem

This developmental condition can cause a scanty haircoat, malformed teeth, and few or absent sweat glands. Because dogs only have sweat glands on their paw pads, they are…

Seen in German Shepherd Dogs, but not FrendL (The Fabulous & Occasionally Ferocious).

Renal Cystadenocarcinoma and Nodular Dermatofibrosis (RCND)
(FLCN Exon 7)
Multisystem

A multiorgan syndrome best described in the German Shepherd Dog, affected dogs display thick skin nodules and signs of kidney disease, and should be evaluated by a veteri…

Seen in German Shepherd Dogs, but not FrendL (The Fabulous & Occasionally Ferocious).

Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VII, Sly Syndrome
(GUSB Exon 3)
Multisystem

A type of lysosomal storage disease, this can cause skeletal abnormalities, growth retardation, and gait abnormalities, and can require close monitoring and special measu…

Seen in German Shepherd Dogs, but not FrendL (The Fabulous & Occasionally Ferocious).

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…

Seen in Rottweilers, German Shepherd Dogs, Chow Chows, Shetland Sheepdogs, Black Russian Terriers, Samoyeds, Pekingeses, but not FrendL (The Fabulous & Occasionally Ferocious).

Juvenile Laryngeal Paralysis and Polyneuropathy, Polyneuropathy with Ocular Abnormalities and Neuronal Vacuolation (POANV)
(RAB3GAP1, Rottweiler Variant)
Brain and Spinal Cord

First characterized in Rottweilers and Black Russian Terriers, puppies affected with JLPP tend to show signs as early as 3 months of age. Due to weakening or paralysis of…

Seen in Rottweilers, Black Russian Terriers, but not FrendL (The Fabulous & Occasionally Ferocious).

Other Conditions:
Clear of 153

FrendL (The Fabulous & Occasionally Ferocious) is clear of 153 other genetic diseases that Embark tests for.
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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 patterned fur
Body Pattern
A (Agouti) Locus
Black/Brown and tan coat color pattern
Facial Fur Pattern
E (Extension) Locus
No dark mask or grizzle facial fur patterns
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 long 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
Smaller
Body Size 2
Larger
Body Size 3
Larger
Body Size 4
Larger
Body Size 5
Larger
Performance

Performance

Altitude Adaptation
Normal altitude tolerance

Through FrendL (The Fabulous & Occasionally Ferocious)’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

A1d

Haplotype

A11a

Map

A1d

FrendL (The Fabulous & Occasionally Ferocious)’s Haplogroup

This female lineage can be traced back about 15,000 years to some of the original Central Asian wolves that were domesticated into modern dogs. The early females that represent this lineage were likely taken into Eurasia, where they spread rapidly. As a result, many modern breed and village dogs from the Americas, Africa, through Asia and down into Oceania belong to this group! This widespread lineage is not limited to a select few breeds, but the majority of Rottweilers, Afghan Hounds and Wirehaired Pointing Griffons belong to it. It is also the most common female lineage among Papillons, Samoyeds and Jack Russell Terriers. Considering its occurrence in breeds as diverse as Afghan Hounds and Samoyeds, some of this is likely ancient variation. But because of its presence in many modern European breeds, much of its diversity likely can be attributed to much more recent breeding.

A11a

FrendL (The Fabulous & Occasionally Ferocious)’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1d haplogroup, this common haplotype occurs in village dogs all over the world. Among the 23 breeds we have sampled it in, the most common occurrences include Rottweilers, English Setters, English Springer Spaniels, and wirehaired pointing griffons.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

The vast majority of Rottweilers have the A1d haplogroup.

This 'Paternal Haplotype' tab is for deep ancestral lineage going back thousands of years.

For recent ancestry—"What breeds did my dog inherit from her mom and dad?"—please refer to the Breed, Family Tree, or Summary tab.

The Paternal Haplotype refers to a dog’s deep ancestral lineage stretching back thousands of years, before there were any distinct breeds of dog. We determine the Paternal Haplotype 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 FrendL (The Fabulous & Occasionally Ferocious) is a female (XX) dog, she has no Y-chromosome for us to analyze and determine a paternal haplotype.