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Zephyr

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Current Location
Arlington, Virginia, USA
From
Muscle Shoals, Alabama, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

Zephyr

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Border Collie 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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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
40 human years Learn More
Based on the date of birth provided

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DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
Border Collie
Labrador Retriever

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

Health Summary

Zephyr inherited two variants that you should learn more about.

And one variant that you should tell your vet about.

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd

Zephyr inherited one copy of the variant we tested

What does this result mean?

This result should not impact Zephyr’s health but it could have consequences for siblings or other related dogs if they inherited two copies of the variant. We recommend discussing this result with their owners or breeders if you are in contact.

Impact on Breeding

Your dog carries this variant and will pass it on to ~50% of her offspring.

What is Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd?

PRA-prcd is a retinal disease that causes progressive, non-painful vision loss. The retina contains cells, called photoreceptors, that collect information about light and send signals to the brain. There are two types of photoreceptors: rods, for night vision and movement, and cones, for day vision and color. This type of PRA leads to early loss of rod cells, leading to night blindness before day blindness.


Exercise-Induced Collapse

Zephyr inherited one copy of the variant we tested

What does this result mean?

This result should not impact Zephyr’s health but it could have consequences for siblings or other related dogs if they inherited two copies of the variant. We recommend discussing this result with their owners or breeders if you are in contact.

Impact on Breeding

Your dog carries this variant and will pass it on to ~50% of her offspring.

What is Exercise-Induced Collapse?

EIC has been linked to a mutation in the DNM1 gene, which codes for the protein dynamin. In the neuron, dynamin trucks neurotransmitter-filled vesicles from the cell body, where they are generated, to the dendrites. It is hypothesized in dogs affected with EIC, the mutation in DNM1 disrupts efficient neurotransmitter release, leading to a cessation in signalling and EIC.


ALT Activity

Zephyr inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

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

Multiple Drug Sensitivity (ABCB1)

Identified in Border Collies

Canine Elliptocytosis (SPTB Exon 30)

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency (PKLR Exon 7 Labrador Variant)

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Trapped Neutrophil Syndrome (VPS13B)

Identified in Border Collies

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

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Progressive Retinal Atrophy - crd4/cord1 (RPGRIP1)

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Collie Eye Anomaly (NHEJ1)

Identified in Border Collies

Day Blindness (CNGA3 Exon 7 Labrador Retriever Variant)

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Goniodysgenesis and Glaucoma (OLFM3)

Identified in Border Collies

Primary Lens Luxation (ADAMTS17)

Identified in Border Collies

Macular Corneal Dystrophy, MCD (CHST6)

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Urate Kidney & Bladder Stones (SLC2A9)

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

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

Identified in Border Collies

Alexander Disease (GFAP)

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Narcolepsy (HCRTR2 Intron 6)

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Centronuclear Myopathy (PTPLA)

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Myotonia Congenita (CLCN1 Exon 23)

Identified in Border Collies

X-Linked Myotubular Myopathy (MTM1, Labrador Variant)

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Cobalamin Malabsorption (CUBN Exon 53)

Identified in Border Collies

Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome (COLQ)

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Hereditary Nasal Parakeratosis (SUV39H2)

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Skeletal Dysplasia 2, SD2 (COL11A2)

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

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)
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)
B Locus (TYRP1)
Brown 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)
One merle allele, likely to appear merle or "phantom merle" (M*m)
H Locus (Harlequin)
No harlequin alleles (hh)
Other Coat Traits

Other Coat Traits

Furnishings (RSPO2) LINKAGE
Likely unfurnished (no mustache, beard, and/or eyebrows) (II)
Coat Length (FGF5)
Likely short or mid-length coat (GT)
Shedding (MC5R)
Likely light to moderate 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)
Likely straight coat (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)
Intermediate (NI)
Body Size (IGFR1)
Larger (GG)
Body Size (STC2)
Intermediate (TA)
Body Size (GHR - E191K)
Intermediate (GA)
Body Size (GHR - P177L)
Larger (CC)
Performance

Performance

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

Through Zephyr’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

A1d

Haplotype

A333

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A1d

Zephyr’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.

A333

Zephyr’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1d haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Irish Setters and Doberman Pinschers.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

The vast majority of Rottweilers have the A1d haplogroup.

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