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  • McFadden, an Airedale Terrier and Rottweiler mix tested with EmbarkVet.com McFadden, an Airedale Terrier and Rottweiler mix tested with EmbarkVet.com

“Adopted in July 2020 at 10 years old, McFadden is a very good boy. Chill, friendly, a bit head-strong, loves long walks, a tennis ball, curious about all critters. In his past life in SoCA he was a "working" dog sitting pretty for the camera for advertising, and where he apparently honed his skills as a master counter surfer🙀. Prefers to be with his people than being left home alone😉.”

Current Location

Grass Valley, California, USA

From

Vacaville, California, USA

This dog has been viewed and been given 14 wags

Genetic Breed Result

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Airedale Terrier

The Airedale Terrier earned its nickname of the “king of terriers” by being the largest terrier breed. This breed’s dignified beard and mustache give it a regal expression. For the right owner, the Airedale Terrier makes a versatile, intelligent, and determined companion or working dog. They are an active breed and will shine in canine sports, work, or as a jogging partner.

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Rottweiler

Originally used for driving cattle and protecting valuable convoys, Rottweilers are now popular family pets as well as guard, police and military dogs.

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American Staffordshire Terrier

American Staffordshire Terriers are powerful but playful dogs that are both loyal and affectionate with their owners.

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Dalmatian

Best known as the star of Disney’s 101 Dalmatians, this sleek and athletic dog breed has a history that goes back several hundred years. He started out as a coach dog but has also served in many other capacities, including hunter, firehouse dog, and circus performer. As charming in life as in film, he goes from gallant to goofy to gallant again in the blink of an eye, and loves to be a part of everything his family does.

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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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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Airedale Terrier
Rottweiler
American Staffordshire Terrier
Dalmatian
German Shepherd Dog

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Here’s what McFadden’s family tree may have looked like.
McFadden
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Airedale Terrier Mixed Airedale Terrier Airedale Terrier Rottweiler / German Shepherd Dog mix American Staffordshire Terrier / Dalmatian mix Airedale Terrier Airedale Terrier Airedale Terrier Airedale Terrier Rottweiler German Shepherd Dog mix American Staffordshire Terrier Dalmatian mix
While there may be other possible configurations of his family’s relationships, this is the most likely family tree to explain McFadden’s breed mix.

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Health Summary

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McFadden inherited two variants that you should learn more about.

And one variant that you should tell your vet about.

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, crd4/cord1

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McFadden inherited one copy of the variant we tested

What does this result mean?

This variant should not impact McFadden’s health. This variant is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner, meaning that a dog needs two copies of the variant to show signs of this condition. McFadden is unlikely to develop this condition due to this variant because he only has one copy of the variant.

What is Progressive Retinal Atrophy, crd4/cord1?

PRA-CRD4/cord1 is a retinal disease that causes progressive, non-painful vision loss over a 1-2 year period. The retina contains cells, called photoreceptors, that collect information about light and send signals to the brain. There are two types of photoreceptors: rods, for night vision and movement, and cones, for day vision and color. This type of PRA leads to early loss of cone cells, causing day blindness before night blindness.

Collie Eye Anomaly

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McFadden inherited one copy of the variant we tested

What does this result mean?

This variant should not impact McFadden’s health. This variant is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner, meaning that a dog needs two copies of the variant to show signs of this condition. McFadden is unlikely to develop this condition due to this variant because he only has one copy of the variant.

What is Collie Eye Anomaly?

Named for its high prevalence in Collie dogs, Collie Eye Anomaly (CEA) is more correctly termed choroidal hypoplasia. The choroid anchors the retina to the underlying structures and supplies it with oxygen and nourishment. CEA is a developmental disease of the choroid.

ALT Activity

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McFadden inherited both copies of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

McFadden has two copies of a variant in the GPT gene and is likely to have a lower than average baseline ALT activity. ALT is a commonly used measure of liver health on routine veterinary blood chemistry panels. As such, your veterinarian may want to watch for changes in McFadden's ALT activity above their current, healthy, ALT activity. As an increase above McFadden’s baseline 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 German Shepherd Dogs

Factor VII Deficiency

Identified in Airedale Terriers

Hemophilia A

Identified in German Shepherd Dogs

Hemophilia A

Identified in German Shepherd Dogs

Canine Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency Type III, CLAD III

Identified in German Shepherd Dogs

Platelet Factor X Receptor Deficiency, Scott Syndrome

Identified in German Shepherd Dogs

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, crd1

Identified in American Staffordshire Terriers

Day Blindness

Identified in German Shepherd Dogs

Urate Kidney & Bladder Stones

Identified in American Staffordshire Terriers, Dalmatians, and more

Protein Losing Nephropathy, PLN

Identified in Airedale Terriers

Anhidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia

Identified in German Shepherd Dogs

Renal Cystadenocarcinoma and Nodular Dermatofibrosis

Identified in German Shepherd Dogs

Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VII, Sly Syndrome, MPS VII

Identified in German Shepherd Dogs

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis, Cerebellar Ataxia, NCL4A

Identified in American Staffordshire Terriers

Degenerative Myelopathy, DM

Identified in Airedale Terriers and German Shepherd Dogs

Neuroaxonal Dystrophy, NAD

Identified in Rottweilers

L-2-Hydroxyglutaricaciduria, L2HGA

Identified in American Staffordshire Terriers

Juvenile Laryngeal Paralysis and Polyneuropathy

Identified in Rottweilers

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Through McFadden’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

A1d

Haplotype

A11a/419

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A1d

McFadden’s Haplogroup

This female lineage can be traced back about 15,000 years to some of the original Central Asian wolves that were domesticated into modern dogs. The early females that represent this lineage were likely taken into Eurasia, where they spread rapidly. As a result, many modern breed and village dogs from the Americas, Africa, through Asia and down into Oceania belong to this group! This widespread lineage is not limited to a select few breeds, but the majority of Rottweilers, Afghan Hounds and Wirehaired Pointing Griffons belong to it. It is also the most common female lineage among Papillons, Samoyeds and Jack Russell Terriers. Considering its occurrence in breeds as diverse as Afghan Hounds and Samoyeds, some of this is likely ancient variation. But because of its presence in many modern European breeds, much of its diversity likely can be attributed to much more recent breeding.

A11a/419

McFadden’s Haplotype

Part of the A1d haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in Yorkshire Terriers, Old English Sheepdogs, and Miniature Schnauzers.

The vast majority of Rottweilers have the A1d haplogroup.

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Through McFadden’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

A1a

Haplotype

H1a.42

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A1a

McFadden’s Haplogroup

Some of the wolves that became the original dogs in Central Asia around 15,000 years ago came from this long and distinguished line of male dogs. After domestication, they followed their humans from Asia to Europe and then didn't stop there. They took root in Europe, eventually becoming the dogs that founded the Vizsla breed 1,000 years ago. The Vizsla is a Central European hunting dog, and all male Vizslas descend from this line. During the Age of Exploration, like their owners, these pooches went by the philosophy, "Have sail, will travel!" From the windy plains of Patagonia to the snug and homey towns of the American Midwest, the beaches of a Pacific paradise, and the broad expanse of the Australian outback, these dogs followed their masters to the outposts of empires. Whether through good fortune or superior genetics, dogs from the A1a lineage traveled the globe and took root across the world. Now you find village dogs from this line frolicking on Polynesian beaches, hanging out in villages across the Americas, and scavenging throughout Old World settlements. You can also find this "prince of patrilineages" in breeds as different as German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Pugs, Border Collies, Scottish Terriers, and Irish Wolfhounds. No male wolf line has been as successful as the A1a line!

H1a.42

McFadden’s Haplotype

Part of the A1a haplogroup, the H1a.42 haplotype occurs most commonly in Airedale Terriers, Lagotto Romagnolos and American Pit Bull Terriers.

Dogs with A1a lineage travelled during European Colonial times.

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