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Gus

Mixed Breed

“Gus was a born a farm dog on August 10, 2018. We adopted him at 5 weeks old. His first trip to the vet he had worms and fleas. His second trip to the vet (6 weeks old) a porcupine quill was pulled out of his leg. We know that his mom is potentially a Boarder Collie, but his looks say Black Lab. We hope Gus is as cool as his mom Hazel. She was 11 when she had Gus and rides motorcycles, yes she does wear a helmet and goggles! This is the story of Angus, aka, Gus! Can’t wait to see what he is!”

Place of Birth
Tyrone, New York, USA
Current Location
Corning, New York, USA
From
Tyrone, New York, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

35.1% English Springer Spaniel
16.8% Labrador Retriever
12.0% Chow Chow
11.7% Rat Terrier
8.7% German Shepherd Dog
6.2% Cocker Spaniel
3.9% Pug
5.6% Supermutt

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

English Springer Spaniel English Springer Spaniel
English Springer Spaniels are an energetic and loyal companion dog, bred for hunting but also popular among families.
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Labrador Retriever 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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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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Rat Terrier Rat Terrier
The Rat Terrier is an American dog breed with a background as a farm dog and hunting companion.
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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. These are active working dogs who excel at many canine sports and tasks -- they are true utility dogs! Their versatility combined with their loyal companionship has them consistently listed as one of the most popular breeds in the United States.
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Cocker Spaniel Cocker Spaniel
Cocker Spaniels are handsome and intelligent hunting dogs that are also well-suited to life as a loving family pet.
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Pug Pug
The Pug is a breed of dog with a wrinkly, short-muzzled face and curled tail. Pugs are known for being sociable and gentle companion dogs.
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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

1.5 % HIGH Learn More

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

DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
English Springer Spaniel
Labrador Retriever
Chow Chow
Rat Terrier
German Shepherd Dog
Cocker Spaniel
Pug
Supermutt

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed English Springer Spaniel mix Labrador Retriever / Chow Chow mix Rat Terrier mix English Springer Spaniel German Shepherd Dog / Cocker Spaniel mix Labrador Retriever Chow Chow Rat Terrier Mixed English Springer Spaniel English Springer Spaniel German Shepherd Dog mix Cocker Spaniel mix

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

Health Summary

Gus inherited one variant that you should learn more about.

And one variant that you should tell your vet about.

Ichthyosis

Gus 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 Ichthyosis?

This skin disorder gets its name from the thick, darkly pigmented scales of skin ("ichthys" is Greek for "fish") that affected dogs display on their noses, paw pads, and muzzles.


ALT Activity

Gus 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 ALT Activity?

The liver enzyme alanine aminotransferase, or ALT, is one of several values your veterinarian measures on routine blood work to gauge liver health.

Breed-Relevant Genetic Conditions

Multiple Drug Sensitivity

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs, Australian Shepherds, and more

Hemophilia A

Identified in Czechoslovakian Vlcaks, German Shepherd Dogs, and more

Hemophilia A

Identified in Czechoslovakian Vlcaks, German Shepherd Dogs, and more

Canine Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency Type III, CLAD3

Identified in Czechoslovakian Vlcaks, German Shepherd Dogs, and more

Congenital Macrothrombocytopenia

Identified in Bichon Frises, Boxers, and more

Canine Elliptocytosis

Identified in English Labrador Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers

May-Hegglin Anomaly

Identified in Pugs

Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency

Identified in English Labrador Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers

Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency

Identified in Pugs

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd

Identified in American Eskimo Dogs, American Hairless Terriers, and more

Golden Retriever Progressive Retinal Atrophy 2, GR-PRA2

Identified in English Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, and more

Progressive Retinal Atrophy - crd4/cord1

Identified in Beagles, Boykin Spaniels, and more

Day Blindness

Identified in Czechoslovakian Vlcaks, German Shepherd Dogs, and more

Day Blindness

Identified in English Labrador Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers

Primary Lens Luxation

Identified in American Eskimo Dogs, American Hairless Terriers, and more

Macular Corneal Dystrophy, MCD

Identified in English Labrador Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers

Urate Kidney & Bladder Stones

Identified in American Bullies, American Pit Bull Terriers, and more

Autosomal Recessive Hereditary Nephropathy, Familial Nephropathy, ARHN

Identified in Cocker Spaniels, English Cocker Spaniels, and more

Anhidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia

Identified in Czechoslovakian Vlcaks, German Shepherd Dogs, and more

Renal Cystadenocarcinoma and Nodular Dermatofibrosis

Identified in Czechoslovakian Vlcaks, German Shepherd Dogs, and more

Canine Fucosidosis

Identified in English Springer Spaniels

Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VII, Sly Syndrome, MPS VII

Identified in Belgian Laekenois, Belgian Malinois, and more

Glycogen storage disease Type VII, Phosphofructokinase Deficiency, PFK Deficiency

Identified in Boykin Spaniels, Cocker Spaniels, and more

Alexander Disease

Identified in English Labrador Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers

Degenerative Myelopathy, DM

Identified in American Eskimo Dogs, Bernese Mountain Dogs, and more

Shaking Puppy Syndrome

Identified in English Springer Spaniels

Narcolepsy

Identified in English Labrador Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers

Acral Mutilation Syndrome

Identified in Cocker Spaniels, English Cocker Spaniels, and more

Long QT Syndrome

Identified in English Springer Spaniels

Centronuclear Myopathy

Identified in English Labrador Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers

Exercise-Induced Collapse

Identified in Bouvier des Flandress, Boykin Spaniels, and more

X-Linked Myotubular Myopathy

Identified in English Labrador Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers

Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome

Identified in English Labrador Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers

Hereditary Nasal Parakeratosis

Identified in English Labrador Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers

Oculoskeletal Dysplasia 1

Identified in English Labrador Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers

Skeletal Dysplasia 2, SD2

Identified in English Labrador Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers

Intervertebral Disc Disease (Type I)

Identified in Basset Hounds, Beagles, and more

Additional Genetic Conditions

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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 a mostly solid black or brown fur coat
Body Pattern
A (Agouti) Locus
No impact on coat pattern
Facial Fur Pattern
E (Extension) Locus
Can have black masking (dark facial fur)
Saddle Tan
No impact on coat pattern
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 short or mid-length 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
Unlikely 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
Intermediate
Body Size 2
Larger
Body Size 3
Intermediate
Body Size 4
Larger
Body Size 5
Larger
Performance

Performance

Altitude Adaptation
Normal altitude tolerance
Appetite LINKAGE
Normal food motivation

Through Gus’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

A1a

Haplotype

A382

Map

A1a

Gus’s Haplogroup

A1a is the most common maternal lineage among Western dogs. This lineage traveled from the site of dog domestication in Central Asia to Europe along with an early dog expansion perhaps 10,000 years ago. It hung around in European village dogs for many millennia. Then, about 300 years ago, some of the prized females in the line were chosen as the founding dogs for several dog breeds. That set in motion a huge expansion of this lineage. It's now the maternal lineage of the overwhelming majority of Mastiffs, Labrador Retrievers and Gordon Setters. About half of Boxers and less than half of Shar-Pei dogs descend from the A1a line. It is also common across the world among village dogs, a legacy of European colonialism.

A382

Gus’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, and Chesapeake Bay Retrievers.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

Shar Pei dogs think A1a is the coolest!

Through Gus’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

Hc.14

Map

A2b

Gus’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.

Hc.14

Gus’s Haplotype

Part of the A2b haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in mixed breed dogs.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

A2b is found in the Daschund breed.