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Kaylee

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Place of Birth

Missouri, USA

Current Location

Santa Rosa, California, USA

From

Chardon, Ohio, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Australian Cattle Dog

A classic cattle dog, Australian Cattle Dogs were developed from a mixture of breeds in Australia in the 19th century, and still maintain their energetic herding instincts today.

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Alaskan Malamute

The Alaskan Malamute is a large, fluffy spitz breed recognized as being one of the most ancient breeds of dogs. The forebears to the modern Malamute crossed the Bering Strait with their owners over 4,000 years ago. Their size, thick coat, and work drive make them ideal dogs for pulling sleds, but they also make amicable companions.

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Australian Shepherd

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

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Golden Retriever

Developed as an ideal hunting retriever, the Golden Retriever's eagerness to please and friendliness has made them an extremely popular family pet.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

3.1 % HIGH

Predicted Adult Weight

45 lbs

Genetic Age
47 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Australian Cattle Dog
Alaskan Malamute
Australian Shepherd
Golden Retriever

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Changes to this dog’s profile
  • On 5/2/2021 changed handle from "kaylee116" to "kayleegirls"

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Australian Cattle Dog mix Alaskan Malamute mix Australian Cattle Dog Australian Shepherd / Australian Cattle Dog mix Alaskan Malamute Australian Cattle Dog / Golden Retriever mix Australian Cattle Dog Australian Cattle Dog Australian Shepherd Australian Cattle Dog mix Alaskan Malamute Alaskan Malamute Australian Cattle Dog Golden Retriever mix

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

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Health Summary

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Kaylee is at increased risk for one genetic health condition.

And inherited one variant that you should learn more about.

Degenerative Myelopathy, DM

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Kaylee inherited both copies of the variant we tested

How to interpret this result

Kaylee has two copies of a variant in SOD1 and is at risk for developing DM. As previously stated, this variant is incompletely penetrant, so while it predisposes Kaylee to developing DM, other genetic and environmental factors will determine whether Kaylee ultimately develops the disease. Please consult your veterinarian to discuss further diagnostic, monitoring, and supportive care options for Kaylee.'

What is Degenerative Myelopathy, DM?

The dog equivalent of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, DM is a progressive degenerative disorder of the spinal cord. Because the nerves that control the hind limbs are the first to degenerate, the most common clinical signs are back muscle wasting and gait abnormalities.

ALT Activity

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Kaylee inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

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

Factor VII Deficiency

Identified in Alaskan Malamutes

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs, Australian Shepherds, and more

Golden Retriever Progressive Retinal Atrophy 1, GR-PRA1

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Golden Retriever Progressive Retinal Atrophy 2, GR-PRA2

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Collie Eye Anomaly

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs and Australian Shepherds

Canine Multifocal Retinopathy, cmr1

Identified in Australian Shepherds

Hereditary Cataracts

Identified in Australian Shepherds

Primary Lens Luxation

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs

Cystinuria Type II-A

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs

Urate Kidney & Bladder Stones

Identified in Australian Shepherds

Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia, PCD

Identified in Alaskan Malamutes

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 5, NCL 5

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 6, NCL 6

Identified in Australian Shepherds

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 8, NCL 8

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs and Australian Shepherds

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 5, NCL 5

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Late-Onset Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis, NCL 12

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs

Alaskan Malamute Polyneuropathy, AMPN

Identified in Alaskan Malamutes

Muscular Dystrophy

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Myotonia Congenita

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs

Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome, CMS

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Ichthyosis, ICH1

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Craniomandibular Osteopathy, CMO

Identified in Australian Shepherds

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Through Kaylee’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

A1a

Haplotype

A399

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A1a

Kaylee’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.

A399

Kaylee’s Haplotype

Part of the A1a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in Golden Retrievers.

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

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