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  • Photo of Turbo, an English Setter, Brittany, Yorkshire Terrier, and Mixed mix in Castellbisbal, Spain Photo of Turbo, an English Setter, Brittany, Yorkshire Terrier, and Mixed mix in Castellbisbal, Spain
    Nov 2020 Halton Hills, Ontario

“Turbo was rescued from a perrera (killing station) in Castellbisbal, Catalonia in 2007. She's 30lbs, intelligent, busy, and very independent. She loves people and ADORES children. Her tail never stops wagging on walks. She loves to run free, track, and is an expert hunter. She is always hungry and loves apples. She is sweet and devoted to me, cuddly on her own terms, but can be stubborn as a mule and bossy. The saying, "good thing she's cute", was made for her. Make that: Utterly adorable.”

Place of Birth

Castellbisbal, Spain

Current Location

Halton Hills, Ontario, Canada

From

Munich, Bavaria, Germany

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Genetic Breed Result

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

English Setter

English Setters are beautiful bird dogs that have been charished by royalty and other dignitaries for hundreds of years. It is said that they are the friendliest of all the setter breeds. These dogs love being around people and make wonderful companions.

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Brittany

Brittanys are versatile gun dogs whose high energy and affection levels also make them a popular family dog. Originating in France, the Brittany is highly capable of doing the work it was originally bred to do, but at the end of the day, they're happy to spend time with their people and families.

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Yorkshire Terrier

Petite but proud, the Yorkshire terrier is a popular toy breed with a silky, low-shedding coat.

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Pekingese

Pekingese were dogs bred for centuries to be the prized companions of the imperial family of China. Today they are still cherished family companions and show dogs who greet everyone they meet with dignity and grace.

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English Cocker Spaniel

English Cockers are a medium-size dog with long ears and a happy disposition. The name Cocker comes from their use to hunt woodcock in England, although English Cockers have been used to hunt many other types of birds as well. They make great companion dogs for people who can give them the exercise they need.

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Lancashire Heeler

True to their history as working dogs, Lancashire Heelers are energetic, intelligent, and fun little dogs.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

2.5 % HIGH

Predicted Adult Weight

24 lbs

Genetic Age
105 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
English Setter
Brittany
Yorkshire Terrier
Pekingese
English Cocker Spaniel
Lancashire Heeler
Supermutt

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Turbo
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed English Setter mix Yorkshire Terrier / Pekingese mix English Cocker Spaniel mix English Setter Brittany mix Yorkshire Terrier Pekingese mix English Cocker Spaniel mix Mixed English Setter English Setter Brittany Brittany mix

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

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Health Summary

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

ALT Activity

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Turbo inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

Turbo has one copy of a variant associated with reduced ALT activity as measured on veterinary blood chemistry panels. Please inform your veterinarian that Turbo has this genotype, as ALT is often used as an indicator of liver health and Turbo is likely to have a lower than average resting ALT activity. As such, an increase in Turbo’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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Complement 3 Deficiency, C3 Deficiency

Identified in Brittanys

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd

Identified in English Cocker Spaniels and Yorkshire Terriers

Collie Eye Anomaly

Identified in Lancashire Heelers

Primary Lens Luxation

Identified in Lancashire Heelers and Yorkshire Terriers

Autosomal Recessive Hereditary Nephropathy, Familial Nephropathy, ARHN

Identified in English Cocker Spaniels

Glycogen storage disease Type VII, Phosphofructokinase Deficiency, PFK Deficiency

Identified in English Cocker Spaniels

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 8, NCL 8

Identified in English Setters

Acral Mutilation Syndrome

Identified in English Cocker Spaniels

Exercise-Induced Collapse

Identified in English Cocker Spaniels

Oculocutaneous Albinism, OCA

Identified in Pekingese

Craniomandibular Osteopathy, CMO

Identified in Lancashire Heelers

Intervertebral Disc Disease (Type I)

Identified in English Cocker Spaniels and Pekingese

Additional Genetic Conditions

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Base Coat Color

Base Coat Color

Dark or Light Fur
E (Extension) Locus
Can have dark fur
Dark brown pigment
Cocoa
No impact on fur and skin color
Red Pigment Intensity LINKAGE
I (Intensity) Loci
Any light fur likely yellow or tan
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
Can have black masking (dark facial fur)
Saddle Tan
Likely saddle tan patterned
White Spotting
S (White Spotting) Locus
Likely to have large white areas in coat
Roan LINKAGE
R (Roan) Locus
Likely no impact on coat pattern
Merle
M (Merle) Locus
Unlikely to have merle pattern
Harlequin
No impact on coat 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
Likely 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
Intermediate
Body Size 2
Intermediate
Body Size 3
Larger
Body Size 4
Intermediate
Body Size 5
Larger
Performance

Performance

Altitude Adaptation
Normal altitude tolerance
Appetite LINKAGE
Normal food motivation
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Through Turbo’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

A1e

Haplotype

A651

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A1e

Turbo’s Haplogroup

This female lineage likely stems from some of the original Central Asian wolves that were domesticated into modern dogs starting about 15,000 years ago. It seemed to be a fairly rare dog line for most of dog history until the past 300 years, when the lineage seemed to “explode” out and spread quickly. What really separates this group from the pack is its presence in Alaskan village dogs and Samoyeds. It is possible that this was an indigenous lineage brought to the Americas from Siberia when people were first starting to make that trip themselves! We see this lineage pop up in overwhelming numbers of Irish Wolfhounds, and it also occurs frequently in popular large breeds like Bernese Mountain Dogs, Saint Bernards and Great Danes. Shetland Sheepdogs are also common members of this maternal line, and we see it a lot in Boxers, too. Though it may be all mixed up with European dogs thanks to recent breeding events, its origins in the Americas makes it a very exciting lineage for sure!

A651

Turbo’s Haplotype

Part of the A1e haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in Pyrenean Mastiffs.

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Irish Wolfhounds are a consistent carrier of A1e.

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

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