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Genetic Breed Result

Black Russian Terrier

The Black Russian Terrier originated as a military and police dog during the time of the Soviet Union. Their intelligence and thick coat allowed them to thrive in their role under the Red Army. Today you are more likely to find them in the suburbs guarding your house.

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Belgian Malinois

The Belgian Malinois is an impressive working dog. These guys have become a staple within the military and the police force due to their intelligence and drive. They can make wonderful companions as long as they are thoroughly exercised.

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Bull Terrier

The Bull Terrier, sometimes called the English Bull Terrier, is perhaps most famous for its egg-shaped head (and being Target's mascot). This breed can be overly rambunctious and play rough, so early training and socialization is important. However, they make lovely companions for active homes, and Bull Terrier owners delight in the breed's sense of humor.

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Rottweiler

Originally used for driving cattle and protecting valuable convoys, Rottweilers are now popular family pets as well as guard, police and military dogs.

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Genetic Stats

Predicted Adult Weight

76 lbs

Genetic Age
19 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Black Russian Terrier
Belgian Malinois
Bull Terrier
Rottweiler

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Black Russian Terrier mix Black Russian Terrier mix Black Russian Terrier Belgian Malinois / Bull Terrier mix Black Russian Terrier Black Russian Terrier / Belgian Malinois mix Black Russian Terrier Black Russian Terrier Belgian Malinois mix Bull Terrier mix Black Russian Terrier Black Russian Terrier Black Russian Terrier Belgian Malinois

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

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Health Summary

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Good news!

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

Breed-Relevant Genetic Conditions

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Primary Lens Luxation (ADAMTS17)

Identified in Bull Terriers

Urate Kidney & Bladder Stones (SLC2A9)

Identified in Black Russian Terriers

Polycystic Kidney Disease, PKD (PKD1)

Identified in Bull Terriers

Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VII, Sly Syndrome, MPS VII (GUSB Exon 3, German Shepherd Variant)

Identified in Belgian Malinois

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis, Cerebellar Ataxia, NCL4A (ARSG Exon 2, American Staffordshire Terrier Variant)

Identified in Bull Terriers

Neuroaxonal Dystrophy, NAD (VPS11, Rottweiler Variant)

Identified in Rottweilers

Juvenile Laryngeal Paralysis and Polyneuropathy (RAB3GAP1, Rottweiler Variant)

Identified in Black Russian Terriers and Rottweilers

Spongy Degeneration with Cerebellar Ataxia 1 (KCNJ10)

Identified in Belgian Malinois

Spongy Degeneration with Cerebellar Ataxia 2 (ATP1B2)

Identified in Belgian Malinois

Cardiomyopathy and Juvenile Mortality (YARS2)

Identified in Belgian Malinois

Hereditary Footpad Hyperkeratosis (DSG1, Rottweiler Variant)

Identified in Rottweilers

Lethal Acrodermatitis, LAD (MKLN1)

Identified in Bull Terriers

Additional Genetic Conditions

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Coat Color

Coat Color

E Locus (MC1R)
Can have a melanistic mask (EmEm)
K Locus (CBD103)
More likely to have a mostly solid black or brown coat (KBky)
Intensity Loci LINKAGE
No impact on coat pattern (Intermediate Red Pigmentation)
A Locus (ASIP)
Not expressed (atat)
D Locus (MLPH)
Dark areas of hair and skin are not lightened (DD)
Cocoa (HPS3)
No co alleles, not expressed (NN)
B Locus (TYRP1)
Black or gray hair and skin (Bb)
Saddle Tan (RALY)
Not expressed (NI)
S Locus (MITF)
Likely to have little to no white in coat (SS)
M Locus (PMEL)
No merle alleles (mm)
R Locus (USH2A) LINKAGE
Likely no impact on coat pattern (rr)
H Locus (Harlequin)
No harlequin alleles (hh)
Other Coat Traits

Other Coat Traits

Furnishings (RSPO2) LINKAGE
Likely furnished (mustache, beard, and/or eyebrows) (FI)
Coat Length (FGF5)
Likely short or mid-length coat (GT)
Shedding (MC5R)
Likely light shedding (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)
Coat Texture (KRT71)
Coat would likely be curly or wavy if long (CC)
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)
Larger (NN)
Body Size (IGFR1)
Larger (GG)
Body Size (STC2)
Intermediate (TA)
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)
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Through Vaatu’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

B57

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B1

Vaatu’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.

B57

Vaatu’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, we have detected this haplotype in Belgian Tervurens, Belgian Malinois, Schipperkes, and village dogs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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

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Through Vaatu’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

A1a

Haplotype

H1a.53

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A1a

Vaatu’s Haplogroup

Some of the wolves that became the original dogs in Central Asia around 15,000 years ago came from this long and distinguished line of male dogs. After domestication, they followed their humans from Asia to Europe and then didn't stop there. They took root in Europe, eventually becoming the dogs that founded the Vizsla breed 1,000 years ago. The Vizsla is a Central European hunting dog, and all male Vizslas descend from this line. During the Age of Exploration, like their owners, these pooches went by the philosophy, "Have sail, will travel!" From the windy plains of Patagonia to the snug and homey towns of the American Midwest, the beaches of a Pacific paradise, and the broad expanse of the Australian outback, these dogs followed their masters to the outposts of empires. Whether through good fortune or superior genetics, dogs from the A1a lineage traveled the globe and took root across the world. Now you find village dogs from this line frolicking on Polynesian beaches, hanging out in villages across the Americas, and scavenging throughout Old World settlements. You can also find this "prince of patrilineages" in breeds as different as German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Pugs, Border Collies, Scottish Terriers, and Irish Wolfhounds. No male wolf line has been as successful as the A1a line!

H1a.53

Vaatu’s Haplotype

Part of the A1a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in Golden Retrievers, Border Collies, and the Coton de Tulear.

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Dogs with A1a lineage travelled during European Colonial times.

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