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“Peggy came to us as a foster after battling months of pneumonia at the vet. She is a quirky girl who stole our hearts and we couldn't let her leave.”

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Place of Birth

Buffalo Lake Metis Settlement, Alberta, Canada

Current Location

Sherwood Park, AB, Canada

From

Second Chance Animal Rescue, Range Road 231 A, Athabasca County No. 12, AB, 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:

Great Pyrenees

The Great Pyrenees is an exceptionally loving dog whose primary function is to protect sheep, goats, livestock, people, children, grass, flowers, the moon, lawn furniture, etc., from any real or imaginary predators that may intrude on your personal space. They have a strong build and an amazing thick white coat that exudes elegance and majesty. They make a great family dog because of their intelligence and steady temperament.

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Maremma Sheepdog

Maremma Sheepdogs are an ancient livestock guardian dog breed known for their serious but affectionate nature.

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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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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

5.2 % HIGH

Predicted Adult Weight

65 lbs

Genetic Age
30 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Great Pyrenees
Maremma Sheepdog
German Shepherd Dog
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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Great Pyrenees mix Great Pyrenees mix Great Pyrenees Maremma Sheepdog / Great Pyrenees mix Great Pyrenees German Shepherd Dog / Great Pyrenees mix Great Pyrenees Great Pyrenees Maremma Sheepdog Great Pyrenees mix Great Pyrenees Great Pyrenees German Shepherd Dog mix Great Pyrenees

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

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Health Summary

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Peggy inherited two variants that you should learn more about.

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd

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Peggy inherited one copy of the variant we tested

What does this result mean?

Because this variant is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner (meaning dogs need two copies of the variant to develop the disease), Peggy is unlikely to develop this condition due to the variant.

What is Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd?

PRA-prcd is a retinal disease that causes progressive, non-painful vision loss. 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 rod cells, leading to night blindness before day blindness.

Dilated Cardiomyopathy, DCM2

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Peggy inherited one copy of the variant we tested

What does this result mean?

Our research indicates that this genetic variant is not likely to increase the risk that Peggy will develop this disease.

Scientific Basis

Dogs with similar breeds to Peggy are not likely to have increased risk of developing the disease. Research has indicated increased risk in other breeds that are not found in Peggy.

What is Dilated Cardiomyopathy, DCM2?

DCM is the most common acquired heart disease of adult dogs. The heart has two heavily muscled ventricles that pump blood away from the heart. This disease causes progressive weakening of the ventricles by reducing the muscle mass, which causes the ventricles to dilate. Dilated ventricles do not contract and circulate oxygenated blood well, which eventually leads to heart failure.

Breed-Relevant Genetic Conditions

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Multiple Drug Sensitivity

Identified in German Shepherd Dogs

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

Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia Type I

Identified in Great Pyrenees

Platelet Factor X Receptor Deficiency, Scott Syndrome

Identified in German Shepherd Dogs

Day Blindness

Identified in German Shepherd Dogs

Canine Multifocal Retinopathy, cmr1

Identified in Great Pyrenees

Urate Kidney & Bladder Stones

Identified in German Shepherd Dogs

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

Degenerative Myelopathy, DM

Identified in German Shepherd Dogs and Great Pyrenees

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Through Peggy’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

A2

Haplotype

A29a

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A2

Peggy’s Haplogroup

A2 is a very ancient maternal line. Most likely it was one of the major female lines that contributed to the very first domesticated dogs in Central Asia about 15,000 years ago. Some of the line stayed in Central Asia to the present day, and frequently appear as Tibetan Mastiffs and Akitas. Those that escaped the mountains of Central Asia sought out other cold spots, and are now found among Alaskan Malamutes and Siberian Huskies. This lineage is also occasionally found in several common Western breeds, such as German Shepherds and Labrador Retrievers. Curiously, all New Guinea Singing Dogs descend from this line. These are an ancient and very interesting breed found in the mountains of Papua New Guinea. Unfortunately, they are now endangered. They are closely related to the Australian dingo, so you could say its cousins are dingos! This line is also common in village dogs in Southeast and East Asia. Unlike many other lineages, A2 did not spread across the whole world, probably because it did not have the opportunity to hitch its wagon to European colonialism - or because these dogs just prefer hanging out in mountains, tundras, islands, and other hard-to-reach places!

A29a

Peggy’s Haplotype

Part of the A2 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes, Labrador Retrievers, and village dogs from Alaska.

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Dingos commonly possess this haplogroup.

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

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