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Mixed Ancestry

  • Zoey, a Rat Terrier and Siberian Husky mix tested with EmbarkVet.com Zoey, a Rat Terrier and Siberian Husky mix tested with EmbarkVet.com
    ZOEY was adopted July 22, 2023 from ARF of Mercer (Animal Rescue Farm). ARF is an animal rescue group from Pennington, NJ that mainly places dogs/puppies from Puerto Rico. (Bark of Hope rescue, PR)

“ZOEY, once FOXY, came into our lives when we needed her the most. She was born March 27, 2023 in Rincon, Puerto Rico (BARKS OF HOPE) and arrived in the USA in June with her littermate sisters Rosita and Pelusa. Being a Siberian Husky MIX like her mama, she is smart and friendly, yet delightfully mischievous and spunky. Zoey gets along well with our senior dogs until she doesn't. She especially loves DIGGING and CHASING. Zoey started losing her baby teeth when she was 4 1/2 months old.”

Place of Birth

Rincón, Puerto Rico

Current Location

Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA

From

Pennington, New Jersey, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Rat Terrier

The Rat Terrier is an American dog breed with a background as a farm dog and hunting companion.

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Siberian Husky

Bred initially in Northern Siberia, the Siberian Husky is a medium-sized working dog who is quick and light on their feet. Their moderately compact and well furred body, erect ears and brush tail suggest their Northern heritage. Huskies are very active and energetic and are known for being long distance sled dogs.

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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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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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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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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Rat Terrier
Siberian Husky
Rottweiler
Labrador Retriever
Golden Retriever

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Here’s what Zoey’s family tree may have looked like.
Zoey
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Siberian Husky mix Rottweiler / Rat Terrier mix Labrador Retriever / Golden Retriever mix Siberian Husky Rat Terrier mix Rottweiler Rat Terrier Labrador Retriever Golden Retriever mix Siberian Husky Siberian Husky Rat Terrier Rat Terrier mix
While there may be other possible configurations of her family’s relationships, this is the most likely family tree to explain Zoey’s breed mix.

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Health Summary

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

ALT Activity

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Zoey inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

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

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Congenital Hypothyroidism

Identified in Rat Terriers

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd

Identified in Golden Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers

Golden Retriever Progressive Retinal Atrophy 1, GR-PRA1

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Golden Retriever Progressive Retinal Atrophy 2, GR-PRA2

Identified in Golden Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, crd4/cord1

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

X-Linked Progressive Retinal Atrophy 1, XL-PRA1

Identified in Siberian Huskies

Day Blindness

Identified in Siberian Huskies

Day Blindness

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Primary Lens Luxation

Identified in Rat Terriers

Macular Corneal Dystrophy, MCD

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Urate Kidney & Bladder Stones

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 5, NCL 5

Identified in Golden Retrievers

GM1 Gangliosidosis

Identified in Siberian Huskies

Alexander Disease

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Degenerative Myelopathy, DM

Identified in Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers, and more

Neuroaxonal Dystrophy, NAD

Identified in Rottweilers

Narcolepsy

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Juvenile Laryngeal Paralysis and Polyneuropathy

Identified in Rottweilers

Muscular Dystrophy

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Ullrich-like Congenital Muscular Dystrophy

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Centronuclear Myopathy, CNM

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Exercise-Induced Collapse, EIC

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

X-Linked Myotubular Myopathy

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome, CMS

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome, CMS

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Ichthyosis, ICH1

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Hereditary Footpad Hyperkeratosis

Identified in Rottweilers

Hereditary Nasal Parakeratosis, HNPK

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Skeletal Dysplasia 2, SD2

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Retina Dysplasia and/or Optic Nerve Hypoplasia

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Stargardt Disease

Identified in Labrador Retrievers

Early Bilateral Deafness

Identified in Rottweilers

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Through Zoey’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

A91/11

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A1d

Zoey’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.

A91/11

Zoey’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1d haplogroup, this common haplotype occurs in village dogs all over the world. Among the 29 breeds that we have detected it in to date, the most frequent breeds we see expressing it are Afghan Hounds, Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs, and Borzois.

The vast majority of Rottweilers have the A1d haplogroup.

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

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