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Lula

Mixed Breed

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Place of birth
Tony Happy Puppies, Highway 20, Hampshire, IL, USA
Location
Pingree Grove, Illinois, USA
From
Tony Happy Puppies, Highway 20, Hampshire, IL, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

71.3% Shih Tzu
18.7% Silky Terrier
10.0% Bichon Frise
Shih Tzu Shih Tzu
This ancient breed is the perfect lapdog. Sweet and easygoing, they want nothing more than to be close to their humans.
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Silky Terrier Silky Terrier
The Silky Terrier is a tenacious little fellow from Australia. These dogs look like royalty, but they were bred to run around the Outback. They can make wonderful apartment companions as long as they exercised appropriately!
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Bichon Frise Bichon Frise
The Bichon Frise is a hypoallergenic, fluffy, white companion breed with a charismatic, cheerful temperament. Known for their clownish antics, the Bichon Frise can put a smile on anyone's face.
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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness: 0.6 % LOW Learn More
Predicted Adult Weight: 16 lbs Learn More
Genetic Age: 17 human years Learn More

Breed Mix Matches

Explore other Embark dogs who have breed mixes that are similar to Lula’s.
A Mix Match of 100 means they are the exact same breed mix!

DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
Shih Tzu
Silky Terrier
Bichon Frise

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Shih Tzu mix Shih Tzu mix Shih Tzu Shih Tzu / Bichon Frise mix Shih Tzu Silky Terrier / Shih Tzu mix Shih Tzu Shih Tzu Shih Tzu Bichon Frise Shih Tzu Shih Tzu Silky Terrier Shih Tzu mix

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

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Summary

0
AT RISK
1
CARRIER
169
CLEAR
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Clinical Traits

These clinical traits are valuable to your veterinarian and can inform the clinical decisions and diagnoses they make.

Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT) Activity result: Low Normal

Lula has one copy of a mutation associated with reduced ALT activity as measured on veterinary blood chemistry panels. Please inform your veterinarian that Lula has this genotype, as ALT is often used as an indicator of liver health and Lula is likely to have a lower than average resting ALT activity. As such, an increase in Lula’s ALT activity could be evidence of liver damage, even if it is within normal limits by standard ALT reference ranges.

Genetic Health Conditions

A genetic health condition indicates a genetic mutation that increases the risk that an animal develops a specific disease.

Not At Risk

Good news! Lula did not test positive for any of the genetic diseases that Embark screens for.

It is still important to let your veterinarian know these results because they could help guide Lula’s diagnosis and treatment if she gets sick in the future.

Carrier for
1 genetic condition

Lula is a carrier for 1 of the genetic diseases that Embark tests for.
What does Carrier mean?

Lula has inherited a recessive allele for a genetic trait or mutation. This is not enough to cause symptoms of the disease, but is important to bear in mind if Lula ever has children.

Condition List

Degenerative Myelopathy
(SOD1A)
Brain and Spinal Cord

A disease of mature dogs, this is a progressive degenerative disorder of the spinal cord that can cause muscle wasting and gait abnormalities. Affected dogs do not usuall…

Common Conditions

Good news! Lula tested clear for 3 genetic conditions that are common in her breed mix.
Condition List

Congenital Macrothrombocytopenia
(TUBB1 Exon 1, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Variant)
Blood

This is a benign disorder of platelet production that leads to abnormally large, sparse platelets. Affected dogs typically do not suffer any ill effects from the size or …

Seen in Shih Tzus, Bichon Frises, but not Lula.

Prekallikrein Deficiency
(KLKB1 Exon 8)
Blood

This is a benign blood disorder characterized by low levels of prekallikrein; affected dogs typically suffer no ill effects. Prekallikrein is an enzyme necessary for acti…

Seen in Shih Tzus, but not Lula.

Progressive Retinal Atrophy - prcd
Progressive rod-cone degeneration (PRCD Exon 1)
Eyes

This retinal disease causes progressive, non-painful vision loss. The retina contains the cells, photoreceptors, that collect information about light: that is, they are t…

Seen in Silky Terriers, but not Lula.

Other Conditions:
Clear of 166

Lula is clear of 166 other genetic diseases that Embark tests for.

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Base Coat Color

Dark or Light Fur
E (Extension) Locus
Can have dark fur
Brown or Black Pigment
B (Brown) Locus
Brown fur and skin
Color Dilution
D (Dilute) Locus
Dark (non-dilute) fur and skin

Coat Color Modifiers

Hidden Patterning
K (Dominant Black) Locus
More likely to have patterned fur
Body Pattern
A (Agouti) Locus
Fawn Sable coat color pattern
Facial Fur Pattern
E (Extension) Locus
Can have black masking (dark facial fur)
Saddle Tan
No impact on coat pattern

Other Coat Traits

Furnishings LINKAGE
Likely furnished (mustache, beard, and/or eyebrows)
Coat Length
Likely short or mid-length coat
Shedding
Likely light shedding
Coat Texture
Coat would likely be curly or wavy if long
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

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

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Smaller
Body Size 2
Larger
Body Size 3
Smaller
Body Size 4
Smaller
Body Size 5
Larger

Performance

Altitude Adaptation
Normal altitude tolerance

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Through Lula’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

B1

Haplotype

B42

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B1

Lula’s Haplogroup

B1 is the second most common maternal lineage in breeds of European or American origin. It is the female line of the majority of Golden Retrievers, Basset Hounds, and Shih Tzus, and about half of Beagles, Pekingese and Toy Poodles. This lineage is also somewhat common among village dogs that carry distinct ancestry from these breeds. We know this is a result of B1 dogs being common amongst the European dogs that their conquering owners brought around the world, because nowhere on earth is it a very common lineage in village dogs. It even enables us to trace the path of (human) colonization: Because most Bichons are B1 and Bichons are popular in Spanish culture, B1 is now fairly common among village dogs in Latin America.

B42

Lula’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Maltese, Bichon Frises, and village dogs in Java, Peru, and Costa Rica.

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The B1 haplogroup can be found in village dogs like the Peruvian Village Dog, pictured above.

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Paternal Haplotype

This 'Paternal Haplotype' tab is for deep ancestral lineage going back thousands of years.

For recent ancestry—"What breeds did my dog inherit from her mom and dad?"—please refer to the Breed, Family Tree, or Summary tab.

The Paternal Haplotype refers to a dog’s deep ancestral lineage stretching back thousands of years, before there were any distinct breeds of dog. We determine the Paternal Haplotype 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 Lula is a female (XX) dog, she has no Y-chromosome for us to analyze and determine a paternal haplotype.

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