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“Picasso”
Ruby Valley Picasso In Blk N Wh

Labradoodle

“Picasso is a fun loving, sweet boy”

Place of Birth
Michigan, USA
Current Location
TX, USA
From
Michigan, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Labradoodle

82.4% Poodle (Standard)
17.6% Labrador Retriever
Poodle (Standard) Poodle (Standard)
Known as the national dog breed of France, poodles were developed in Germany and are known for their loyalty and distinctive coat.
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Labrador Retriever Labrador Retriever
The Labrador Retriever was bred for hunting and excelled in retrieving game after it was shot down. Known for its gentle disposition and loyalty, the Labrador Retriever has become a favorite of families and breeders alike.
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Genetic Stats


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

Breed Mix Matches

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A Mix Match of 100 means they are the exact same breed mix!

DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
Poodle (Standard)
Labrador Retriever

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

Health Summary

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

ALT Activity

Picasso inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

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

Von Willebrand Disease Type I (VWF)

Identified in Standard Poodles

Congenital Macrothrombocytopenia (TUBB1 Exon 1, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Variant)

Identified in Labrador Retrievers and Standard Poodles

Canine Elliptocytosis (SPTB Exon 30)

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency (PKLR Exon 7 Labrador Variant)

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd (PRCD Exon 1)

Identified in Labrador Retrievers and Standard Poodles

Golden Retriever Progressive Retinal Atrophy 2, GR-PRA2 (TTC8)

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Progressive Retinal Atrophy - crd4/cord1 (RPGRIP1)

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Day Blindness (CNGA3 Exon 7 Labrador Retriever Variant)

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Macular Corneal Dystrophy, MCD (CHST6)

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Urate Kidney & Bladder Stones (SLC2A9)

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

GM2 Gangliosidosis (HEXB, Poodle Variant)

Identified in Standard Poodles

Alexander Disease (GFAP)

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Degenerative Myelopathy, DM (SOD1A)

Identified in Standard Poodles

Neonatal Encephalopathy with Seizures, NEWS (ATF2)

Identified in Standard Poodles

Narcolepsy (HCRTR2 Intron 6)

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Exercise-Induced Collapse (DNM1)

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

X-Linked Myotubular Myopathy (MTM1, Labrador Variant)

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome (COLQ)

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Hereditary Nasal Parakeratosis (SUV39H2)

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Oculoskeletal Dysplasia 1 (COL9A3, Labrador Retriever)

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Osteochondrodysplasia (SLC13A1)

Identified in Standard Poodles

Skeletal Dysplasia 2, SD2 (COL11A2)

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Intervertebral Disc Disease (Type I) (FGF4 retrogene - CFA12)

Identified in Standard Poodles

Additional Genetic Conditions

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Coat Color

Coat Color

E Locus (MC1R)
No dark mask or grizzle (Ee)
K Locus (CBD103)
More likely to have a mostly solid black or brown coat (KBky)
A Locus (ASIP)
Not expressed (aya)
D Locus (MLPH)
Dark areas of hair and skin are not lightened (DD)
B Locus (TYRP1)
Black or gray hair and skin (Bb)
Saddle Tan (RALY)
Not expressed (NN)
M Locus (PMEL)
No merle alleles (mm)
Other Coat Traits

Other Coat Traits

Furnishings (RSPO2) LINKAGE
Likely furnished (mustache, beard, and/or eyebrows) (FF)
Coat Length (FGF5)
Likely long coat (TT)
Shedding (MC5R)
Likely light shedding (CT)
Coat Texture (KRT71)
Likely wavy coat (CT)
Hairlessness (FOXI3) LINKAGE
Very unlikely to be hairless (NN)
Hairlessness (SGK3)
Very unlikely to be hairless (NN)
Oculocutaneous Albinism Type 2 (SLC45A2) LINKAGE
Likely not albino (NN)
Other Body Features

Other Body Features

Muzzle Length (BMP3)
Likely medium or long muzzle (CC)
Tail Length (T)
Likely normal-length tail (CC)
Hind Dewclaws (LMBR1)
Unlikely to have hind dew claws (CC)
Blue Eye Color (ALX4) LINKAGE
Less likely to have blue eyes (NN)
Back Muscling & Bulk, Large Breed (ACSL4)
Likely normal muscling (CC)
Body Size

Body Size

Body Size (IGF1)
Intermediate (NI)
Body Size (IGFR1)
Larger (GG)
Body Size (STC2)
Larger (TT)
Body Size (GHR - E191K)
Larger (GG)
Body Size (GHR - P177L)
Larger (CC)
Performance

Performance

Altitude Adaptation (EPAS1)
Normal altitude tolerance (GG)
Appetite (POMC) LINKAGE
Normal food motivation (NN)

Through Picasso’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

B1

Haplotype

B1b

Map

B1

Ruby Valley Picasso In Blk N Wh’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.

B1b

Ruby Valley Picasso In Blk N Wh’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, we see this haplotype in village dogs across the world, including those from Central America, the Middle East, South Asia, and the French Polynesian Islands. Among the 31 breed dogs we see it in, we see it in Poodles, Otterhounds, and Labrador Retrievers. It is also our most commonly-sampled Golden Retriever haplotype!

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

The B1 haplogroup can be found in village dogs like the Peruvian Village Dog, pictured above.

Through Picasso’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

Map

A1b

Ruby Valley Picasso In Blk N Wh’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

Ruby Valley Picasso In Blk N Wh’s Haplotype

Part of the A1b haplogroup, this haplotype is found in village dogs in North America and Africa. As for breeds, it occurs most frequently in Miniature Pinscher, Great Dane, and Poodle.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

Great Danes and Pomeranians have this in common!