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Piper CGC

Mixed Breed

“Piper is a Very SOFT and FLUFFY Dog! She is smart and an independent thinker; but has a stubborn streak. One of Piper’s favorite thing to do is lay and roll in snow. She Won 1st place in a local dog trick contest. Piper is extremely Obsessed with food. She Likes to Bark and has to be told to sound off the alarm. Piper is kept active but she is more of a couch potato. She is Wary of Strangers But is friendly with people and dogs she knows. Piper is 15” tall at shoulder and weighs 28 lbs”

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@The_softest_thing_on_earth

Current Location
Hazleton, Pennsylvania, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

66.6% American Eskimo Dog
9.3% Pomeranian
8.5% Shetland Sheepdog
7.1% Cocker Spaniel
8.5% Supermutt

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

American Eskimo Dog American Eskimo Dog
American Eskimo Dogs belong to the spitz family and they actually came from Germany. They got their start in American circuses due to their intelligence. Today, Eskies make wonderful family pets.
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Pomeranian Pomeranian
The Pomeranian is a cocky, animated companion with an extroverted personality.
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Shetland Sheepdog Shetland Sheepdog
Shetland Sheepdogs are a lively, smart and athletic herding dogs that also makes a great family pet.
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Cocker Spaniel Cocker Spaniel
Cocker Spaniels are handsome and intelligent hunting dogs that are also well-suited to life as a loving family pet.
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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

0.9 % MEDIUM Learn More

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

Breed Mix Matches

Explore other Embark dogs who have breed mixes that are similar to Piper’s.
A Mix Match of 100 means they are the exact same breed mix!

DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
American Eskimo Dog
Pomeranian
Shetland Sheepdog
Cocker Spaniel
Supermutt
Changes to this dog’s profile
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  • On 10/27/2018 changed handle from "piper151" to "piperthefuzz"
  • On 10/25/2018 changed name from "Piper " to "Piper"

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS American Eskimo Dog mix American Eskimo Dog mix American Eskimo Dog Pomeranian / American Eskimo Dog mix American Eskimo Dog Shetland Sheepdog / Cocker Spaniel mix American Eskimo Dog American Eskimo Dog Pomeranian mix American Eskimo Dog American Eskimo Dog American Eskimo Dog Shetland Sheepdog mix Cocker Spaniel mix

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

Health Summary

Good news!

Piper is not at increased risk for the genetic health conditions that Embark tests.

Breed-Relevant Genetic Conditions

Multiple Drug Sensitivity

Identified in Shetland Sheepdogs

Thrombopathia

Identified in American Eskimo Dogs

Congenital Macrothrombocytopenia

Identified in Cocker Spaniels

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, rcd3

Identified in Pomeranians

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, CNGA

Identified in Shetland Sheepdogs

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd

Identified in American Eskimo Dogs and Cocker Spaniels

Collie Eye Anomaly

Identified in Shetland Sheepdogs

Primary Lens Luxation

Identified in American Eskimo Dogs

Urate Kidney & Bladder Stones

Identified in Pomeranians

Autosomal Recessive Hereditary Nephropathy, Familial Nephropathy, ARHN

Identified in Cocker Spaniels

Glycogen storage disease Type VII, Phosphofructokinase Deficiency, PFK Deficiency

Identified in Cocker Spaniels

Degenerative Myelopathy, DM

Identified in American Eskimo Dogs and Shetland Sheepdogs

Acral Mutilation Syndrome

Identified in Cocker Spaniels

Exercise-Induced Collapse

Identified in Cocker Spaniels

Hereditary Vitamin D-Resistant Rickets

Identified in Pomeranians

Intervertebral Disc Disease (Type I)

Identified in Cocker Spaniels

Additional Genetic Conditions


Clinical Tools

Explore the genetics behind your dog’s appearance, size, and genetic diversity.
Base Coat Color

Base Coat Color

Dark or Light Fur
E (Extension) Locus
Can have dark fur
Brown or Black Pigment
B (Brown) Locus
Black or gray fur and skin
Color Dilution
D (Dilute) Locus
Dark (non-dilute) fur and skin
Coat Color Modifiers

Coat Color Modifiers

Hidden Patterning
K (Dominant Black) Locus
More likely to have patterned fur
Body Pattern
A (Agouti) Locus
Black/Brown and tan coat color pattern
Facial Fur Pattern
E (Extension) Locus
No dark mask or grizzle facial fur patterns
Saddle Tan
Not saddle tan patterned
Merle
M (Merle) Locus
Unlikely to have merle pattern
Other Coat Traits

Other Coat Traits

Furnishings LINKAGE
Likely unfurnished (no mustache, beard, and/or eyebrows)
Coat Length
Likely long coat
Shedding
Likely heavy/seasonal shedding
Coat Texture
Likely straight coat
Hairlessness (Xolo type) LINKAGE
Very unlikely to be hairless
Hairlessness (Terrier type)
Very unlikely to be hairless
Oculocutaneous Albinism Type 2 LINKAGE
Likely not albino
Other Body Features

Other Body Features

Muzzle Length
Likely medium or long muzzle
Tail Length
Likely normal-length tail
Hind Dew Claws
Unlikely to have hind dew claws
Back Muscling & Bulk (Large Breed)
Likely normal muscling
Eye Color LINKAGE
Less likely to have blue eyes
Body Size

Body Size

Body Size 1
Smaller
Body Size 2
Larger
Body Size 3
Larger
Body Size 4
Intermediate
Body Size 5
Larger
Performance

Performance

Altitude Adaptation
Normal altitude tolerance
Appetite LINKAGE
Normal food motivation

Through Piper’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

A1b

Haplotype

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A1b

Piper’s Haplogroup

This female lineage was very likely one of the original lineages in the wolves that were first domesticated into dogs in Central Asia about 15,000 years ago. Since then, the lineage has been very successful and travelled the globe! Dogs from this group are found in ancient Bronze Age fossils in the Middle East and southern Europe. By the end of the Bronze Age, it became exceedingly common in Europe. These dogs later became many of the dogs that started some of today's most popular breeds, like German Shepherds, Pugs, Whippets, English Sheepdogs and Miniature Schnauzers. During the period of European colonization, the lineage became even more widespread as European dogs followed their owners to far-flung places like South America and Oceania. It's now found in many popular breeds as well as village dogs across the world!

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Piper’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1b haplogroup, we see this haplotype in village dogs in over 25 countries across the world. We have detected this haplotype in lots of breeds, and it occurs most commonly in German Shepherd Dogs, Maltese, English Springer Spaniels, and English Setters.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

A1b is the most common haplogroup found in German Shepherds.

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