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Klaus

Mixed Breed

“Fostered by a rescue who found him & his sister as stray puppies. He’s super sweet, med energy, cautious in new situations, submissive, vocal, walks w/ a swagger & while a bit big-cat-like in his movements, he’s goofy! Alert on walks for icy pavement, birds, critters... loves the cold, has a great memory, webbed feet, a long wiry top coat, soulful eyes, a naturally scruffy face, & Einstein brows. He’s mostly black (with chocolate undertones seen in the sunlight) & tan.”

Instagram tag
@klassyklausy

Place of Birth
West Virginia, USA
Current Location
Michigan, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

47.7% Golden Retriever
13.7% Labrador Retriever
11.2% German Shepherd Dog
7.8% Beagle
6.1% English Springer Spaniel
3.7% Cocker Spaniel
3.3% Saint Bernard
6.5% Supermutt

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

Golden Retriever 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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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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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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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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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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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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Saint Bernard Saint Bernard
The Saint Bernard is a gentle giant that has been saving lives in the Swiss Alps for centuries. These easy-going guys can make great family additions, as long as you are okay with cleaning up slobber.
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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

0.6 % LOW Learn More

Predicted Adult Weight
Genetic Age
44 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:
Golden Retriever
Labrador Retriever
German Shepherd Dog
Beagle
English Springer Spaniel
Cocker Spaniel
Saint Bernard
Supermutt

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Golden Retriever mix Mixed Golden Retriever Labrador Retriever / English Springer Spaniel mix Golden Retriever mix German Shepherd Dog / Beagle mix Golden Retriever Golden Retriever Labrador Retriever English Springer Spaniel mix Golden Retriever Golden Retriever mix German Shepherd Dog Beagle mix

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

Health Summary

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

ALT Activity

Klaus inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

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

Multiple Drug Sensitivity

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs, Australian Shepherds, and more

Factor VII Deficiency

Identified in Airedale Terriers, Alaskan Malamutes, 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

Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency

Identified in English Labrador Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers

Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency

Identified in Beagles

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd

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

Golden Retriever Progressive Retinal Atrophy 1, GR-PRA1

Identified in Golden Retrievers and Lhasa Apsos

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

Glaucoma

Identified in Beagles

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

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Alexander Disease

Identified in English Labrador Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers

Neonatal Cerebellar Cortical Degeneration

Identified in Beagles

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

Leonberger Polyneuropathy 1

Identified in Leonbergers and Saint Bernards

Long QT Syndrome

Identified in English Springer Spaniels

Muscular Dystrophy

Identified in Golden Retrievers

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

Hypocatalasia, Acatalasemia

Identified in Beagles

Cobalamin Malabsorption

Identified in Beagles

Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome

Identified in English Labrador Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers

Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Ichthyosis

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Hereditary Nasal Parakeratosis

Identified in English Labrador Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers

Musladin-Lueke Syndrome

Identified in Beagles

Oculoskeletal Dysplasia 1

Identified in English Labrador Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers

Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Identified in Beagles

Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Identified in Golden 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

Through Klaus’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

A17

Map

A1a

Klaus’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.

A17

Klaus’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1a haplogroup, this common haplotype is found in village dogs across the globe. Among breed dogs, we find it most frequently in Labrador Retrievers, Boxers, and Mastiffs.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

Shar Pei dogs think A1a is the coolest!

Through Klaus’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

A1b

Haplotype

Ha.3

Map

A1b

Klaus’s Haplogroup

For most of dog history, this haplogroup was probably quite rare. However, a couple hundred years ago it seems to have found its way into a prized male guard dog in Europe who had many offspring, including the ancestors of many European guard breeds such as Doberman Pinchers, St. Bernards, and Great Danes. Despite being rare, many of the most imposing dogs on Earth have it; strangely, so do many Pomeranians! Perhaps this explains why some Poms are so tough, acting like they're ten times their actual size! This lineage is most commonly found in working dogs, in particular guard dogs. With origins in Europe, it spread widely across other regions as Europeans took their dogs across the world.

Ha.3

Klaus’s Haplotype

Part of the A1b haplogroup, this haplotype is found in village dogs in Peru and the French Polynesian Islands. It is also common among Doberman Pinscher, Saint Bernard, and Rhodesian Ridgeback.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

Great Danes and Pomeranians have this in common!