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  • Odin, a Siberian Husky and Akita mix tested with EmbarkVet.com Odin, a Siberian Husky and Akita mix tested with EmbarkVet.com

“Odin is a big, kind-hearted rescue from Northern Manitoba. A total gentle giant (think abominable snowman) who adores being outdoors and in the snow. He often prefers to sleep on his back, full spread eagle, and since being a puppy has had a weird obsession with cardboard (breaking down a box is the equivalent of the sound of opening a bag of treats).”

Place of Birth

Manitoba, Canada

Current Location

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

From

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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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:

Siberian Husky

Bred initially in Northern Siberia, the Siberian Husky is a medium-sized working dog who is quick and light on their feet. Their moderately compact and well furred body, erect ears and brush tail suggest their Northern heritage. Huskies are very active and energetic and are known for being long distance sled dogs.

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Akita

The Akita is a large breed of dog originating from the mountainous northern regions of Japan.

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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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Alaskan Malamute

The Alaskan Malamute is a large, fluffy spitz breed recognized as being one of the most ancient breeds of dogs. The forebears to the modern Malamute crossed the Bering Strait with their owners over 4,000 years ago. Their size, thick coat, and work drive make them ideal dogs for pulling sleds, but they also make amicable companions.

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American Bulldog

American bulldogs are enjoying a healthy increase in popularity, either as a working/protector dog or as a family pet. All over the world, they are used variously as "hog dogs" (catching escaped pigs or hunting razorbacks), as cattle drovers and as working or sport K-9s. American Bulldogs also successfully compete in several dog sports such as dog obedience, Iron Dog competition and weight pulling.

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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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Bullmastiff

The Bullmastiff is an enormous fellow that loves to sleep and drool. They were developed in England as guard dogs, but were bred not to bite. Today, they make wonderful family dogs due to their gentle nature.

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Siberian Husky
Akita
German Shepherd Dog
Alaskan Malamute
American Bulldog
Rottweiler
Bullmastiff
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Here’s what Odin’s family tree may have looked like.
Odin
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Mixed Akita / Bullmastiff mix American Bulldog mix Siberian Husky / Alaskan Malamute mix German Shepherd Dog / Rottweiler mix Akita Bullmastiff mix American Bulldog mix Mixed Siberian Husky Alaskan Malamute mix German Shepherd Dog Rottweiler mix
While there may be other possible configurations of his family’s relationships, this is the most likely family tree to explain Odin’s breed mix.

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Health Summary

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Odin inherited one variant that you should learn more about.

Canine Multifocal Retinopathy, cmr1

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Odin inherited one copy of the variant we tested

What does this result mean?

This variant should not impact Odin’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. Odin is unlikely to develop this condition due to this variant because he only has one copy of the variant.

What is Canine Multifocal Retinopathy, cmr1?

This is a non-progressive retinal disease that, in rare cases, can lead to vision loss. Dogs with larger lesions can suffer from vision loss. CMR is fairly non-progressive; new lesions will typically stop forming by the time a dog is an adult, and some lesions will even regress with time.

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Breed-Relevant Genetic Conditions

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Multiple Drug Sensitivity

Identified in German Shepherd Dogs

Factor VII Deficiency

Identified in Alaskan Malamutes

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

X-Linked Progressive Retinal Atrophy 1, XL-PRA1

Identified in Siberian Huskies

Day Blindness

Identified in Alaskan Malamutes and Siberian Huskies

Day Blindness

Identified in German Shepherd Dogs

Autosomal Dominant Progressive Retinal Atrophy

Identified in Bullmastiffs

Urate Kidney & Bladder Stones

Identified in American Bulldogs and German Shepherd Dogs

Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia, PCD

Identified in Alaskan Malamutes

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 10, NCL 10

Identified in American Bulldogs

GM1 Gangliosidosis

Identified in Siberian Huskies

Degenerative Myelopathy, DM

Identified in German Shepherd Dogs and Siberian Huskies

Neuroaxonal Dystrophy, NAD

Identified in Rottweilers

Alaskan Malamute Polyneuropathy, AMPN

Identified in Alaskan Malamutes

Juvenile Laryngeal Paralysis and Polyneuropathy

Identified in Rottweilers

Nemaline Myopathy

Identified in American Bulldogs

Ichthyosis

Identified in American Bulldogs

Ichthyosis

Identified in German Shepherd Dogs

Hereditary Footpad Hyperkeratosis

Identified in Rottweilers

Oculocutaneous Albinism, OCA

Identified in Bullmastiffs

β-Mannosidosis

Identified in Mixed-breed dogs

Early Bilateral Deafness

Identified in Rottweilers

Xanthine Urolithiasis

Identified in Mixed-breed dogs

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Through Odin’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

A430

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A1a

Odin’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.

A430

Odin’s Haplotype

Part of the A1a haplogroup, the A430 haplotype occurs most commonly in Akitas. It's a rare find!

Shar Pei dogs think A1a is the coolest!

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Through Odin’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.4/11

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A1b

Odin’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.4/11

Odin’s Haplotype

Part of the A1b haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in mixed breed dogs.

Great Danes and Pomeranians have this in common!

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