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“Astro”
Serenity's Houston Astro

Mixed Breed

“Although we were surprised to learn that our AKC standard poodle is has DNA markers common to other breeds, we still love this gorgous boy just the same! We look forward to watching this precious and empathetic boy become a PHENOMENAL THERAPY DOG in our program. We are lucky to have him! Please feel free to look at his pedigree and chat with me. We love hearing from his relatives!”

Place of Birth
Conway, AR, USA
Current Location
Youngsville, Louisiana, USA
From
Conway, AR, USA

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Registration

AKC: PR21511103

Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

87.9% Poodle (Standard)
6.4% Golden Retriever
5.7% Australian Cattle Dog
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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Golden Retriever Golden Retriever
Developed as an ideal hunting retriever, the Golden Retriever's eagerness to please and friendliness has made them an extremely popular family pet.
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Australian Cattle Dog Australian Cattle Dog
A classic cattle dog, Australian Cattle Dogs were developed from a mixture of breeds in Australia in the 19th century, and still maintain their energetic herding instincts today.
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Genetic Stats


Predicted Adult Weight
Genetic Age
18 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 Astro’s.
A Mix Match of 100 means they are the exact same breed mix!

DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
Poodle (Standard)
Golden Retriever
Australian Cattle Dog

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

Health Summary

Good news!

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

Breed-Relevant Genetic Conditions

Multiple Drug Sensitivity (MDR1)

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs

Von Willebrand Disease Type I (VWF)

Identified in Standard Poodles

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

Identified in Standard Poodles

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd (PRCD Exon 1)

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs, Golden Retrievers, and more

Golden Retriever Progressive Retinal Atrophy 1, GR-PRA1 (SLC4A3)

Identified in Golden Retrievers

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

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Collie Eye Anomaly (NHEJ1)

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs

Primary Lens Luxation (ADAMTS17)

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs

Cystinuria Type II-A (SLC3A1)

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 1, NCL 5 (CLN5 Border Collie Variant)

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (CLN8 Australian Shepherd Variant)

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (CLN5 Golden Retriever Variant)

Identified in Golden Retrievers

GM2 Gangliosidosis (HEXB, Poodle Variant)

Identified in Standard Poodles

Degenerative Myelopathy, DM (SOD1A)

Identified in Golden Retrievers and Standard Poodles

Neonatal Encephalopathy with Seizures, NEWS (ATF2)

Identified in Standard Poodles

Muscular Dystrophy (DMD Golden Retriever Variant)

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Myotonia Congenita (CLCN1 Exon 23)

Identified in Australian Cattle Dogs

Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (COL7A1)

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Ichthyosis (PNPLA1)

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Osteogenesis Imperfecta (COL1A1)

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Osteochondrodysplasia (SLC13A1)

Identified in Standard Poodles

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

Identified in Standard Poodles

Additional Genetic Conditions


Clinical Tools

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Coat Color

Coat Color

E Locus (MC1R)
No dark hairs anywhere (ee)
K Locus (CBD103)
Not expressed (KBKB)
A Locus (ASIP)
Not expressed (ata)
D Locus (MLPH)
Not expressed (DD)
B Locus (TYRP1)
Likely black colored nose/feet (BB)
Saddle Tan (RALY)
Not expressed (NI)
M Locus (PMEL)
No merle alleles (mm)
Other Coat Traits

Other Coat Traits

Furnishings (RSPO2) LINKAGE
Likely furnished (mustache, beard, and/or eyebrows) (FI)
Coat Length (FGF5)
Likely long coat (TT)
Shedding (MC5R)
Likely light shedding (CC)
Coat Texture (KRT71)
Likely curly coat (TT)
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 Astro’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

B49

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B1

Serenity's Houston Astro’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.

B49

Serenity's Houston Astro’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Poodles. It’s a rare find!

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

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

Through Astro’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.44

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A1b

Serenity's Houston Astro’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.44

Serenity's Houston Astro’s Haplotype

Part of the A1b haplogroup, this haplotype occurs primarily in Poodles and Belgian Sheepdogs.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

Great Danes and Pomeranians have this in common!