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Polar

Mixed Ancestry

“Polar was our first dog when we moved out on our own, and he has been an absolute treasure. Always had a great disposition who loved his family/friends. He was one of the smartest dogs we knew, and were so blessed to have him with us for 11 years! He was a loyal friend, amazing hiking buddy, and even our ring bearer in our wedding. And his nickname was Po Po, because he was the fuzz ❤️ We unfortunately had to lay Polar to rest on June 7th 2024 after his years of battling kidney failure. 🌈”

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@mackenzie.belisle

Place of Birth

Alberta, Canada

Current Location

Quinte West, Ontario, Canada

From

Morinville, Alberta, Canada

This dog has been viewed and been given 21 wags

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:

Samoyed

A working breed, the Samoyed can be strong-willed at times, but above all they remain friendly, gentle, and devoted family dogs. The Samoyed was originally bred to hunt, haul sledges, and herd reindeer. Among the breed’s duties: pack hiking, tracking, and warming their owners by sleeping on top of them at night.

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Norwegian Elkhound

The Norwegian Elkhound was the main companion of the Vikings. These guys have been used in almost every role imaginable for a dog. In modern times, they are primarily companion dogs, but they are still used for hunting and herding.

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Collie

Collies are attractive herding dogs, boasting a beautiful coat while being highly intelligent. They also make for extremely loyal and sweet family pets.

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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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Collie (Scottish-Type)

Scottish-Type Collies, also called Old-Time Scotch Collies, are landrace collies bred first and foremost to excel at their work. Formalized breeds such as the Collie and Shetland Sheepdog were developed from this original landrace population. While these dogs are happy to herd, they’re quite versatile and also enjoy sports such as flyball and agility.

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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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Dogs Like Polar

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DNA Breed Origins

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Samoyed
Norwegian Elkhound
Collie
Border Collie
Collie (Scottish-Type)
German Shepherd Dog
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Here’s what Polar’s family tree may have looked like.
Polar
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Mixed Samoyed / Collie mix Norwegian Elkhound / Collie (Scottish-Type) mix Samoyed / Norwegian Elkhound mix Border Collie mix Samoyed Collie mix Norwegian Elkhound mix Collie (Scottish-Type) mix Samoyed Norwegian Elkhound Border Collie mix Mixed
While there may be other possible configurations of his family’s relationships, this is the most likely family tree to explain Polar’s breed mix.
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Health Summary

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Good news!

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

Breed-Relevant Genetic Conditions

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Multiple Drug Sensitivity

Identified in Border Collies, 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 Norwegian Elkhounds

X-Linked Progressive Retinal Atrophy 1, XL-PRA1

Identified in Samoyeds

Collie Eye Anomaly

Identified in Border Collies, Collies, and more

Day Blindness

Identified in German Shepherd Dogs

Primary Open Angle Glaucoma

Identified in Norwegian Elkhounds

Goniodysgenesis and Glaucoma, Pectinate Ligament Dysplasia, PLD

Identified in Border Collies

Primary Lens Luxation

Identified in Border Collies

Urate Kidney & Bladder Stones

Identified in German Shepherd Dogs

X-Linked Hereditary Nephropathy, XLHN

Identified in Samoyeds

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

Recurrent Inflammatory Pulmonary Disease, RIPD

Identified in Collies

Degenerative Myelopathy, DM

Identified in Collies and German Shepherd Dogs

Sensory Neuropathy

Identified in Border Collies

Myotonia Congenita

Identified in Border Collies

Cobalamin Malabsorption

Identified in Border Collies

Ichthyosis

Identified in German Shepherd Dogs

Oculoskeletal Dysplasia 2

Identified in Samoyeds

Raine Syndrome

Identified in Border Collies

Chondrodystrophy

Identified in Norwegian Elkhounds

β-Mannosidosis

Identified in Mixed-breed dogs

Xanthine Urolithiasis

Identified in Mixed-breed dogs

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Through Polar’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

A271

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A1d

Polar’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.

A271

Polar’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1d haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Yorkshire Terriers, English Springer Spaniels, and village dogs in Colombia.

The vast majority of Rottweilers have the A1d haplogroup.

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Through Polar’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

C

Haplotype

H5a.3

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C

Polar’s Haplogroup

C is a relatively rare paternal lineage. The dog populations which bear C are a disparate bunch. The Akita and Shiba Inu are Japanese breeds, the former of which seems to have roots in the Jomon population of hunter-gatherers which were present in the islands of Japan before the ancestors of the modern Japanese arrived. The New Guinea Singing Dog, Samoyed, and Alaska Malamute are all disparate breeds that also represent the C lineage. One village dog from Peru also bore this lineage. This wide distribution and diversity suggest C is not a recently expanded lineage. It likely represents a canid lineage which diversified sometime around the Last Glacial Maximum, when the dogs of Siberia and Oceania split off and went their separate ways.

H5a.3

Polar’s Haplotype

Part of the C haplogroup, the H5a.3 haplotype occurs most commonly in Samoyeds, Eurasiers and Finnish Lapphunds.

The Shiba Inu descends from this relativey rare haplogroup.

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