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Lulu

Poodle (Standard)

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Genetic Breed Result

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Poodle (Standard)

100.0% Poodle (Standard)
Poodle (Standard) Poodle (Standard)
Known as the national dog breed of France, poodles were developed in Germany and are known for their loyalty and distinctive coat.
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Genetic Stats


Predicted Adult Weight
Genetic Age
18 human years Learn More
Based on the date of birth provided

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Breed Reveal Video

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

Health Summary

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

ALT Activity

Lulu inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

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

Von Willebrand Disease Type I (VWF)

Identified in Australian Terriers, Barbets, and more

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

Identified in Bichon Frises, Boxers, and more

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd (PRCD Exon 1)

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

GM2 Gangliosidosis (HEXB, Poodle Variant)

Identified in Standard Poodles, Miniature Poodles, and more

Degenerative Myelopathy, DM (SOD1A)

Identified in American Eskimo Dogs, Bernese Mountain Dogs, and more

Neonatal Encephalopathy with Seizures, NEWS (ATF2)

Identified in Standard Poodles, Miniature Poodles, and more

Osteochondrodysplasia (SLC13A1)

Identified in Standard Poodles, Miniature Poodles, and more

Intervertebral Disc Disease (Type I) (FGF4 retrogene - CFA12)

Identified in Basset Hounds, Beagles, and more

Additional Genetic Conditions

Through Lulu’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

B88

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B1

Lulu’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.

B88

Lulu’s Haplotype

Part of the B1 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in Poodles.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

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

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