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Jack

Mixed Breed

“Jack was adopted by us from the Monmouth County SPCA. He loves to play and eat shoes and is doing great with his training.”

Place of Birth
Tennessee, USA
Current Location
Manasquan, New Jersey, USA
From
Monmouth County SPCA, Wall Street, Eatontown, NJ, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

40.9% American Pit Bull Terrier
25.4% Beagle
17.8% Treeing Walker Coonhound
9.3% American Staffordshire Terrier
6.6% Bluetick Coonhound
American Pit Bull Terrier 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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Beagle Beagle
The Beagle is a scent hound and a great family pet. They are known for being affectionate and having loud voices.
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Treeing Walker Coonhound Treeing Walker Coonhound
The Treeing Walker Coonhound is phenomenal hunter and working dog. These hardy hounds were built with unmatched speed and stamina in their respective category. This American breed is mainly used today as a working/hunting dog, but can still make a wonderful companion.
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American Staffordshire Terrier American Staffordshire Terrier
American Staffordshire Terriers are powerful but playful dogs that are both loyal and affectionate with their owners.
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Bluetick Coonhound Bluetick Coonhound
Bluetick Coonhounds are an American breed of hound that originated in the Southern United States, which is a pretty common story for American breeds, particularly hounds. When European immigrants came to the New World, they set about mixing hound breeds to make the perfect dogs to deal with the new terrain and animals. Bluetick Coonhounds originated in Louisiana and are likely descended from a French breed, the Bleu de Gascogne (essentially a much bigger version of the Bluetick). The English Foxhound also likely contributed to the Bluetick Coonhounds’ ancestry. Bluetick Coonhounds were originally used as hunting dogs, and they primarily worked as coon hounds, hence the name. In fact, it is one breed that even today is rarely kept as a pet. While they can make good house dogs, Bluetick Coonhounds are still mostly hunting dogs and take a decent amount of training from an early age to make good companions for indoor living.
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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

0.6 % LOW Learn More

Predicted Adult Weight
Genetic Age
18 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:
American Pit Bull Terrier
Beagle
Treeing Walker Coonhound
American Staffordshire Terrier
Bluetick Coonhound

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Beagle / American Pit Bull Terrier mix Treeing Walker Coonhound / Bluetick Coonhound mix American Pit Bull Terrier / American Staffordshire Terrier mix Beagle American Pit Bull Terrier Treeing Walker Coonhound Bluetick Coonhound mix American Pit Bull Terrier American Staffordshire Terrier mix Beagle Beagle American Pit Bull Terrier American Pit Bull Terrier

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

Health Summary

Jack is at increased risk for one genetic health condition.

And inherited one variant that you should learn more about.

Intervertebral Disc Disease (Type I)

Jack inherited one copy of the variant we tested

How to interpret this result

Jack has one copy of an FGF4 retrogene on chromosome 12 and is at increased risk for Type I IVDD. Jack would also be expected to have an intermediate chondrodystrophic phenotype (slightly short legs relative to body length). Please consult with your veterinarian to discuss preventative and monitoring measures for Jack.

What is Intervertebral Disc Disease (Type I)?

Chondrodystrophy (CDDY) refers to the "long and low" body shape characteristic of many dog breeds including Dachshunds and Corgis. Recently, a mutation was discovered that not only predicted the chondrodystrophic body shape, but increases the risk of Type I intervertebral disc disease (IVDD or "slipped disc.").

ALT Activity

Jack inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

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

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

Factor VII Deficiency

Identified in Airedale Terriers, Alaskan Malamutes, and more

Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency

Identified in Beagles

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, crd1

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

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, crd2

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

Progressive Retinal Atrophy - crd4/cord1

Identified in Beagles, Boykin Spaniels, and more

Glaucoma

Identified in Beagles

Urate Kidney & Bladder Stones

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

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 1, Cerebellar Ataxia, NCL4A

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

Neonatal Cerebellar Cortical Degeneration

Identified in Beagles

Hypocatalasia, Acatalasemia

Identified in Beagles

Cobalamin Malabsorption

Identified in Beagles

Musladin-Lueke Syndrome

Identified in Beagles

Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Identified in Beagles

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
Larger
Body Size 4
Intermediate
Body Size 5
Larger
Performance

Performance

Altitude Adaptation
Normal altitude tolerance
Appetite LINKAGE
Normal food motivation

Through Jack’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

A1d

Haplotype

A421

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A1d

Jack’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.

A421

Jack’s Haplotype

Part of the A1d haplogroup, the A421 haplotype occurs most commonly in American Bullies and American Pit Bull Terriers.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

The vast majority of Rottweilers have the A1d haplogroup.

Through Jack’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

A1a

Haplotype

H1a.53

Map

A1a

Jack’s Haplogroup

Some of the wolves that became the original dogs in Central Asia around 15,000 years ago came from this long and distinguished line of male dogs. After domestication, they followed their humans from Asia to Europe and then didn't stop there. They took root in Europe, eventually becoming the dogs that founded the Vizsla breed 1,000 years ago. The Vizsla is a Central European hunting dog, and all male Vizslas descend from this line. During the Age of Exploration, like their owners, these pooches went by the philosophy, "Have sail, will travel!" From the windy plains of Patagonia to the snug and homey towns of the American Midwest, the beaches of a Pacific paradise, and the broad expanse of the Australian outback, these dogs followed their masters to the outposts of empires. Whether through good fortune or superior genetics, dogs from the A1a lineage traveled the globe and took root across the world. Now you find village dogs from this line frolicking on Polynesian beaches, hanging out in villages across the Americas, and scavenging throughout Old World settlements. You can also find this "prince of patrilineages" in breeds as different as German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Pugs, Border Collies, Scottish Terriers, and Irish Wolfhounds. No male wolf line has been as successful as the A1a line!

H1a.53

Jack’s Haplotype

Part of the A1a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in Golden Retrievers, Border Collies, and the Coton de Tulear.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

Dogs with A1a lineage travelled during European Colonial times.