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  • Luna, a Mountain Cur and Russell-type Terrier mix tested with EmbarkVet.com Luna, a Mountain Cur and Russell-type Terrier mix tested with EmbarkVet.com

“I recused Luna from a kill shelter and we have been inseparable ever since! Luna has white tips on her paws and on her tail, so cute!! Luna is such a sweet girl! She loves jumping on things (I call her my little kangaroo) she loves going through agility courses at the parks we go to (she isn’t scared of any of them) and LOVES running around the house with my shoes until she has an entire pile for herself! She loves her crate (her house) and loves sleeping with her blanket :)”

Place of Birth

Hendersonville, North Carolina, USA

Current Location

Arden, North Carolina, USA

From

Blue Ridge Humane Society, Centipede Lane, Hendersonville, NC, USA

This dog has been viewed and been given 6 wags

Genetic Breed Result

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Embark Supermutt analysis

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

Mountain Cur

Mountain Curs are an American breed of treeing hound. Developed in the South—particularly Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee—Mountain Curs are an all-American breed that has been prized for years as excellent hunting companions and loyal pets.

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Russell-type Terrier

These small, energetic terriers, developed in 19th century England for hunting small game, are now some of the best agility dogs around.

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Border Terrier

The Border Terrier is a feisty terrier breed that was originally bred for assisting with foxhunts by flushing foxes out of their hiding places. Today, they’re primarily companions with a lot of personality. Though they come in a small package, Border Terriers have the drive and energy to dig, hunt, and play.

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Welsh Terrier

Welsh Terriers have a contagious zest for life, always enjoying themselves. Bred to hunt independently, with all the self-determination and intelligence that entails, the happy and lively Welshie rarely gets tired and wants to spend every day having fun, fun, fun. Their joy, attitude, and brains all add up to one wonderful package: a true Terrier.

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Mountain Cur
Russell-type Terrier
Border Terrier
Welsh Terrier
Supermutt

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Russell-type Terrier mix Mountain Cur mix Russell-type Terrier Border Terrier / Welsh Terrier mix Mountain Cur Mountain Cur mix Russell-type Terrier Russell-type Terrier Border Terrier Welsh Terrier mix Mountain Cur Mountain Cur Mixed Mountain Cur

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

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Health Summary

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

ALT Activity

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Luna inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

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

Identified in Russell-type Terriers

Primary Lens Luxation

Identified in Russell-type Terriers and Welsh Terriers

Urate Kidney & Bladder Stones

Identified in Russell-type Terriers

Enamel Hypoplasia

Identified in Russell-type Terriers

Late Onset Spinocerebellar Ataxia

Identified in Russell-type Terriers

Spinocerebellar Ataxia with Myokymia and/or Seizures

Identified in Russell-type Terriers

Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome, CMS

Identified in Russell-type Terriers

Intervertebral Disc Disease (Type I)

Identified in Russell-type Terriers

Additional Genetic Conditions

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Base Coat Color

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Other Body Features

Other Body Features

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Body Size

Performance

Performance

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Through Luna’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

B83

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B1

Luna’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.

B83

Luna’s Haplotype

Part of the B1 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in English Cocker Spaniels.

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

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

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