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“Jojo is very energetic. Loves to be outside, loves to play, loves water, listens well. I adopted her from Dallas Animal Services in March 2022. She was born in Jan 2022. They listed her breed as Collie. She had a siblings up for adoption as well who was mostly black but also had some white markings, see picture I shared that has both in it.”

Place of Birth

Dallas, Texas, USA

Current Location

Overland Park, Kansas, USA

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Dallas, Texas, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherd

Miniature American Shepherds (also known as Miniature Australian Shepherds, or Mini Aussies) have the trainability, intelligence and energy of the larger Aussie cousins, and excel at outdoors activities and agility competitions.

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Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherds are an energetic mid-sized breed that make the perfect companion.

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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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Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzers are an alert and spirited breed with guard dog tendencies.

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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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Catahoula Leopard Dog

The Catahoula Leopard Dog is an American working breed with origins in Louisiana. These guys come in a patchwork of colors and patterns, giving them their trademark look. They are primarily a working dog, but can make good companions with intensive socialization from an early age.

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Border Collie

Border Collies are highly energetic and work-oriented herding dogs, whose stamina is matched by their intelligence and alertness. While they excel at the herding they were bred for, many Border Collies also enjoy flyball, obedience, and other canine sports. As long as they have a job to do and are physically and mentally stimulated, Border Collies can make excellent companions for the right owners.

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherd
Australian Shepherd
Labrador Retriever
Miniature Schnauzer
American Pit Bull Terrier
Catahoula Leopard Dog
Border Collie

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Jojo
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Mixed Labrador Retriever / Australian Shepherd mix Miniature/ MAS-type Australian Shepherd / Catahoula Miniature Schnauzer / American Pit Bull Terrier mix Miniature/ MAS-type Australian Shepherd / Australian Labrador Retriever Australian Shepherd Miniature/ MAS-type Australian Shepherd mix Catahoula Leopard Dog mix Miniature Schnauzer American Pit Bull Terrier mix Miniature/ MAS-type Australian Shepherd Australian Shepherd mix

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

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Health Summary

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

ALT Activity

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Jojo inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

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

Identified in Australian Shepherds, Border Collies, and more

Canine Elliptocytosis

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Trapped Neutrophil Syndrome, TNS

Identified in Border Collies

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd

Identified in Australian Shepherds, Labrador Retrievers, and more

Golden Retriever Progressive Retinal Atrophy 2, GR-PRA2

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, crd1

Identified in American Pit Bull Terriers

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, crd4/cord1

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Collie Eye Anomaly

Identified in Australian Shepherds, Border Collies, and more

Day Blindness

Identified in Australian Shepherds and Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherds

Day Blindness

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Canine Multifocal Retinopathy, cmr1

Identified in Australian Shepherds and Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherds

Goniodysgenesis and Glaucoma, Pectinate Ligament Dysplasia, PLD

Identified in Border Collies

Hereditary Cataracts

Identified in Australian Shepherds and Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherds

Primary Lens Luxation

Identified in Border Collies

Macular Corneal Dystrophy, MCD

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Urate Kidney & Bladder Stones

Identified in American Pit Bull Terriers, Australian Shepherds, and more

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis, Cerebellar Ataxia, NCL4A

Identified in American Pit Bull Terriers

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 5, NCL 5

Identified in Border Collies

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 6, NCL 6

Identified in Australian Shepherds and Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherds

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 8, NCL 8

Identified in Australian Shepherds and Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherds

Persistent Mullerian Duct Syndrome, PMDS

Identified in Miniature Schnauzers

Alexander Disease

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

L-2-Hydroxyglutaricaciduria, L2HGA

Identified in American Pit Bull Terriers

Narcolepsy

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Sensory Neuropathy

Identified in Border Collies

Ullrich-like Congenital Muscular Dystrophy

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Centronuclear Myopathy, CNM

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Exercise-Induced Collapse, EIC

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Myotonia Congenita

Identified in Miniature Schnauzers

Myotonia Congenita

Identified in Border Collies

X-Linked Myotubular Myopathy

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Cobalamin Malabsorption

Identified in Border Collies

Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome, CMS

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Demyelinating Polyneuropathy

Identified in Miniature Schnauzers

Hereditary Nasal Parakeratosis, HNPK

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Skeletal Dysplasia 2, SD2

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Craniomandibular Osteopathy, CMO

Identified in Australian Shepherds and Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherds

Raine Syndrome

Identified in Border Collies

Junctional Epidermolysis Bullosa

Identified in Australian Shepherds

Additional Genetic Conditions

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Coat Color Modifiers

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Through Jojo’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

A1e

Haplotype

A236

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A1e

Jojo’s Haplogroup

This female lineage likely stems from some of the original Central Asian wolves that were domesticated into modern dogs starting about 15,000 years ago. It seemed to be a fairly rare dog line for most of dog history until the past 300 years, when the lineage seemed to “explode” out and spread quickly. What really separates this group from the pack is its presence in Alaskan village dogs and Samoyeds. It is possible that this was an indigenous lineage brought to the Americas from Siberia when people were first starting to make that trip themselves! We see this lineage pop up in overwhelming numbers of Irish Wolfhounds, and it also occurs frequently in popular large breeds like Bernese Mountain Dogs, Saint Bernards and Great Danes. Shetland Sheepdogs are also common members of this maternal line, and we see it a lot in Boxers, too. Though it may be all mixed up with European dogs thanks to recent breeding events, its origins in the Americas makes it a very exciting lineage for sure!

A236

Jojo’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1e haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Border Collies. It’s a rare find!

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

Irish Wolfhounds are a consistent carrier of A1e.

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

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