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Gus

Mixed Breed

“Found as a stray in West Virginia & adopted in 2014 from Friends of Homeless Animals, Inc. in Rhode Island || Loves barn hunt, swimming, and chasing squirrels!”

Current Location
Waltham, Massachusetts, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

27.5% Pomeranian
19.5% Shetland Sheepdog
12.0% Cocker Spaniel
13.0% American Eskimo Dog
28.0% Supermutt
Pomeranian Pomeranian
The Pomeranian is a cocky, animated companion with an extroverted personality.
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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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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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American Eskimo Dog American Eskimo Dog
American Eskimo Dogs belong to the spitz family and they actually came from Germany. They got their start in American circuses due to their intelligence. Today, Eskies make wonderful family pets.
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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

0.3 % LOW Learn More

Predicted Adult Weight
Genetic Age
66 human years Learn More
Based on the date of birth provided

Breed Mix Matches

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A Mix Match of 100 means they are the exact same breed mix!

DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
Pomeranian
Shetland Sheepdog
Cocker Spaniel
American Eskimo Dog
Supermutt

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Mixed Pomeranian mix Cocker Spaniel mix Shetland Sheepdog mix American Eskimo Dog mix Pomeranian Pomeranian mix Cocker Spaniel mix Mixed Shetland Sheepdog Shetland Sheepdog mix American Eskimo Dog mix Mixed

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 has one variant that you should let your vet know about.

ALT Activity

Gus inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

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

Multiple Drug Sensitivity

Identified in Shetland Sheepdogs

Thrombopathia

Identified in American Eskimo Dogs

Von Willebrand Disease Type III, Type III vWD

Identified in Shetland Sheepdogs

Congenital Macrothrombocytopenia

Identified in Cocker Spaniels

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, rcd3

Identified in Pomeranians

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, CNGA

Identified in Shetland Sheepdogs

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd

Identified in American Eskimo Dogs and Cocker Spaniels

Collie Eye Anomaly

Identified in Shetland Sheepdogs

Primary Lens Luxation

Identified in American Eskimo Dogs

Urate Kidney & Bladder Stones

Identified in Pomeranians

Autosomal Recessive Hereditary Nephropathy, Familial Nephropathy, ARHN

Identified in Cocker Spaniels

Glycogen storage disease Type VII, Phosphofructokinase Deficiency, PFK Deficiency

Identified in Cocker Spaniels

Degenerative Myelopathy, DM

Identified in American Eskimo Dogs and Shetland Sheepdogs

Exercise-Induced Collapse

Identified in Cocker Spaniels

Hereditary Vitamin D-Resistant Rickets

Identified in Pomeranians

Intervertebral Disc Disease (Type I)

Identified in Cocker Spaniels

Additional Genetic Conditions

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Base Coat Color

Base Coat Color

Dark or Light Fur
E (Extension) Locus
EE or Ee or ee
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
aya or ayat
Facial Fur Pattern
E (Extension) Locus
EE or Ee or ee
Other Coat Traits

Other Coat Traits

Coat Length
Likely long coat
Shedding
Likely heavy/seasonal shedding
Coat Texture
Likely straight coat
Hairlessness (Xolo type) LINKAGE
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
Hind Dew Claws
Unlikely to have hind dew claws
Eye Color LINKAGE
Less likely to have blue eyes
Body Size

Body Size

Body Size 1
Intermediate
Body Size 2
Smaller
Body Size 3
Intermediate
Body Size 4
Smaller
Body Size 5
Intermediate
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

C2

Haplotype

C3/14

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C2

Gus’s Haplogroup

C2 is a very old female lineage found more commonly among English Setters, English Bulldogs, and American Eskimo Dogs. We also see C2 in village dogs in South Asia. Rather than having a few characteristic breeds representing this lineage particularly well, it is present in a few uncommon individuals of many different breeds. Unlike some European breed lineages that have seen skyrocketing popularity along the path to the modern dogs we see today, C2 tends to reflect the deep history of man's best friend.

C3/14

Gus’s Haplotype

Part of the C2 haplogroup, this common haplotype occurs most often in English Setters, Cairn Terriers, Labrador Retrievers, and village dogs in Peru, Fiji, and across Africa.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

You can often find his haplogroup in the lovable English Bulldog.

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

A2a

Haplotype

Hc.12

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A2a

Gus’s Haplogroup

A2a is a truly ancient lineage. Unlike the recent upstart A1 lineages which found their way from a few popular European males a couple hundred years ago into many dogs in many breeds, A2a shows ancient roots without major recent expansion. It is likely one of the oldest eastern Eurasian male lineages of dogs, where it has existed for thousands of years. Nowadays, it's commonly found in Tibetan Terriers and Chow Chows as well as in Southeastern Asian village dogs. The Chow Chow seems to have been depicted in sculpture over 2,000 years ago, so this is an ancient lineage indeed, and dogs with it have a long and noble pedigree! Males from this lineage have continued to be bred in similar forms and breeds for millennia.

Hc.12

Gus’s Haplotype

Part of the A2a haplogroup, this rare haplotype occurs in Papua New Guinea and Vietnam.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

The large-sized Tibetan Mastiff descends from this ancient lineage.