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Mixed Ancestry

“Best MegaMutt Ever! Her Grandpa=GSD police K9. Her dad=GSD X SH. Mom=BC X CoonHound (were told BMC) She loathes racoons, insta-kill. She's 80lbs Muscled Strong Fast! Insanely SMART, Extremely alert & loyal, protects me & property. She copies chores like stacking wood. Her #1 FAV is flying over mountains w/her keen nose to track/scent, chase critters. #2 FAV playing, wrestling, biting gloves n tugs. Vocals are so deep & loud sounds just like a bear & scares ppl LOL. Sweet n Fierce!”

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Place of Birth

Delta, Utah, USA

Current Location

Spring City, Utah, USA

From

Delta, Utah, USA

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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:

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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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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Border Collie

Border Collies are highly energetic and work-oriented herding dogs, whose stamina is matched by their intelligence and alertness. While they excel at the herding they were bred for, many Border Collies also enjoy flyball, obedience, and other canine sports. As long as they have a job to do and are physically and mentally stimulated, Border Collies can make excellent companions for the right owners.

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Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherds are an energetic mid-sized breed that make the perfect companion.

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Discover dogs who share a similar breed mix to Pippie. A higher score means the two dogs have more of their breed mix in common. A score of 100% means they share the exact same breed mix!

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
German Shepherd Dog
Siberian Husky
Border Collie
Australian Shepherd
Supermutt

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Here’s what Pippie’s family tree may have looked like.
Pippie
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed German Shepherd Dog / Siberian Husky mix Border Collie mix Australian Shepherd mix German Shepherd Dog Siberian Husky Border Collie Border Collie mix Australian Shepherd Mixed German Shepherd Dog German Shepherd Dog Siberian Husky Siberian Husky
While there may be other possible configurations of her family’s relationships, this is the most likely family tree to explain Pippie’s breed mix.

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Health Summary

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

ALT Activity

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Pippie inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

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

Identified in Australian Shepherds, Border Collies, and more

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

Trapped Neutrophil Syndrome, TNS

Identified in Border Collies

Platelet Factor X Receptor Deficiency, Scott Syndrome

Identified in German Shepherd Dogs

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd

Identified in Australian Shepherds

X-Linked Progressive Retinal Atrophy 1, XL-PRA1

Identified in Siberian Huskies

Collie Eye Anomaly

Identified in Australian Shepherds and Border Collies

Day Blindness

Identified in Australian Shepherds and Siberian Huskies

Day Blindness

Identified in German Shepherd Dogs

Canine Multifocal Retinopathy, cmr1

Identified in Australian Shepherds

Goniodysgenesis and Glaucoma, Pectinate Ligament Dysplasia, PLD

Identified in Border Collies

Hereditary Cataracts

Identified in Australian Shepherds

Primary Lens Luxation

Identified in Border Collies

Urate Kidney & Bladder Stones

Identified in Australian Shepherds and 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

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 5, NCL 5

Identified in Border Collies

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 6, NCL 6

Identified in Australian Shepherds

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 8, NCL 8

Identified in Australian Shepherds

GM1 Gangliosidosis

Identified in Siberian Huskies

Degenerative Myelopathy, DM

Identified in Australian Shepherds, German Shepherd Dogs, and more

Sensory Neuropathy

Identified in Border Collies

Myotonia Congenita

Identified in Border Collies

Cobalamin Malabsorption

Identified in Border Collies

Craniomandibular Osteopathy, CMO

Identified in Australian Shepherds

Raine Syndrome

Identified in Border Collies

β-Mannosidosis

Identified in Mixed-breed dogs

Junctional Epidermolysis Bullosa

Identified in Australian Shepherds

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Through Pippie’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

B1c

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B1

Pippie’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.

B1c

Pippie’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, we have detected this haplotype in Mexico and Lebanon village dogs. Among the 12 breeds that we have spotted this haplotype in, it occurs most frequently in Border Collies, Australian Shepherd Dogs, and West Highland white Terriers.

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

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