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Jeddak

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Breed mix

91.4% Gray Wolf
8.6% Supermutt Help

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness: 90.1 % HIGH Help
Predicted Adult Weight: 70 lbs Help
Genetic Age: 29 human years Help

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Breed Mix By Chromosome

Our advanced test identifies from where Jeddak inherited every part of the chromosome pairs in his genome. Each chromosome section is colored to represent the breed that it comes from.

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Health

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We have tested Jeddak for over 160 genetic health conditions to alert his owner to potential issues before they strike.

Traits

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Genes for coat color and type, body size and shape, and other characteristics.

Breed Families

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Dog breeds have been created over time for work and companionship. Find out about other dog breeds related to the breeds found in Jeddak.

Maternal Line

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Through the DNA inherited from Jeddak’s mother we can trace his ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. Find out how far Jeddak’s family has traveled.

Paternal Line

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Jeddak’s DNA includes a story of where his father’s ancestors came from. We’ll show you more about how we categorize his ancestors all based of the science of genetics.

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At this time, Family Trees are not available for dogs with wild canid heritage.

Most wolfdogs have been deliberately bred and backcrossed for many generations. This is unlike most mixed breed dogs, who are recent crosses from various purebred dogs within 1-3 generations back. Embark strives to provide the most accurate estimate of wild canid heritage possible; because there are several possible ways this wild canid heritage could have been inherited over many generations, we cannot provide estimated 3-generation family trees for wolfdogs.

At this time, Family Trees are not available for dogs with wild canid heritage.

Most wolfdogs have been deliberately bred and backcrossed for many generations. This is unlike most mixed breed dogs, who are recent crosses from various purebred dogs within 1-3 generations back. Embark strives to provide the most accurate estimate of wild canid heritage possible; because there are several possible ways this wild canid heritage could have been inherited over many generations, we cannot provide estimated 3-generation family trees for wolfdogs.

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We have tested Jeddak for over 160 genetic health conditions to alert his owner to potential issues before they strike.

Traits

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Genes for coat color and type, body size and shape, and other characteristics.

Breed Families

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Dog breeds have been created over time for work and companionship. Find out about other dog breeds related to the breeds found in Jeddak.

Maternal Line

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Through the DNA inherited from Jeddak’s mother we can trace his ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. Find out how far Jeddak’s family has traveled.

Paternal Line

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Jeddak’s DNA includes a story of where his father’s ancestors came from. We’ll show you more about how we categorize his ancestors all based of the science of genetics.

What’s your dog’s story?

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Summary

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AT RISK
1
CARRIER
155
CLEAR
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Clinical traits

These genetic traits are valuable to your veterinarian and can inform the clinical decisions and diagnoses they make.

Alanine Aminotransferase Activity result: Low Normal
Known to be highly expressed in liver cells, activity levels of alanine aminotransferase, or ALT, is a common value on most blood chemistry panels and is known to be a se…
Jeddak has one copy of a mutation associated with reduced ALT activity as measured on veterinary blood chemistry panels. Please inform your veterinarian that Jeddak has t…

Not At Risk

Good news! Jeddak did not test positive for any of the genetic diseases that Embark screens for. Read on to learn more about the conditions we test for, but rest assured that Jeddak does not have the mutations known to cause them.

It is still important to let your veterinarian know these results because they could help guide Jeddak’s diagnosis and treatment if he gets sick in the future. Many other diseases caused by environmental factors or undiscovered genetic variants can cause symptoms similar to diseases we test for. By ruling out these mutations, your veterinarian will be able to find the true cause more quickly. Your veterinarian will also know they can safely prescribe medications some dogs are sensitive to.

Carrier for 1 genetic condition

Jeddak is a carrier for 1 of the genetic diseases that Embark tests for.
What does Carrier mean?

Jeddak has inherited a recessive allele for a genetic trait or mutation. This is not enough to cause symptoms of the disease, but is important to bear in mind if Jeddak ever has children.

Condition List

Autosomal Recessive Amelogenesis Imperfecta
(ENAM)
Other Systems

A disease of the tooth enamel production, affected dogs have characteristic small, pointy teeth that discolor rapidly. Amelogenesis is the formation and deposition of ena…

Common conditions

Good news! Jeddak tested clear for 2 genetic conditions that are common in his breed mix.
Condition List

Multidrug Sensitivity
(MDR1)
Clinical

Sensitivity to certain classes of drugs, notably the parasiticide ivermectin, as well as certain gastroprotectant and anti-cancer medications, occurs in dogs with mutatio…

Seen in Gray Wolfs, but not Jeddak.

Degenerative Myelopathy
(SOD1A)
Brain and Spinal Cord

A disease of mature dogs, this is a progressive degenerative disorder of the spinal cord that can cause muscle wasting and gait abnormalities. Affected dogs do not usuall…

Seen in Gray Wolfs, but not Jeddak.

Other Conditions: Clear of 153

Jeddak is clear of 153 other genetic diseases that Embark tests for.

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Traits

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Genes for coat color and type, body size and shape, and other characteristics.

Breed Families

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Dog breeds have been created over time for work and companionship. Find out about other dog breeds related to the breeds found in Jeddak.

Maternal Line

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Through the DNA inherited from Jeddak’s mother we can trace his ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. Find out how far Jeddak’s family has traveled.

Paternal Line

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Jeddak’s DNA includes a story of where his father’s ancestors came from. We’ll show you more about how we categorize his ancestors all based of the science of genetics.

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Traits report  BETA

Coat Color

A number of genetic loci are known to affect coat color in dogs, and they all interact. In some cases, other genetic effects may also influence color and pattern.

Some other Embark dogs with this Coat Color genotype:

E Locus (Mask/Grizzle/Red)
EE or Ee or ee
Chromosome 5

Controls the characteristic melanistic mask seen in the German Shepherd and Pug as well as the grizzled "widow's peak" of the Afghan and Borzoi. Melanistic mask (Em) is dominant to grizzle (Eg) which is dominant to black (E) and red (e). Dogs that are EE or Ee are able to produce normal black pigment, but its distribution will be dependent on the genotypes at the K and A Loci. Dogs that are ee will be a shade of red or cream regardless of their genotype at K and A. The shade of red, which can range from a deep copper like the Irish Setter to the near-white of some Golden Retrievers, is dependent on other genetic factors including the Intensity (I) Locus, which has yet to be genetically mapped.

Want to help us map I Locus? If you haven't already, complete your ee pup's Embark profile with a photo! Remember, a picture is worth a thousand words!

Citations: Schmutz et al 2003 , Dreger and Schmutz 2010 ,

More information: http://www.doggenetics.co.uk/masks.html

K Locus (Dominant Black)
kyky
Chromosome 16

Causes a dominant black coat. Dogs with a dominant KB allele have black coats regardless of their genotype at the A locus; the coat color of dogs homozygous for the recessive ky allele are controlled by A locus. Alleles: KB > ky

Citations: Candille et al 2007

More information: http://www.doggenetics.co.uk/black.htm

A Locus (Agouti)
aya or ayat
Chromosome 24

Determines whether hair pigment is produced in a banded red and black pattern or solid black. Fawn or sable (ay) is dominant to wolf sable (aw) which is dominant to black-and-tan (at), which is in turn dominant to recessive black (a).

Citations: Berryere et al 2005 , Dreger and Schmutz 2011 ,

More information: http://www.doggenetics.co.uk/tan.html

D Locus (Dilute)
DD
Chromosome 25

Lightens a black coat to blue and a red coat to buff. A dilute phenotype requires two copies of the recessive d allele.

Citations: Drogemuller et al 2007

More information: http://www.doggenetics.co.uk/dilutes.html

B Locus (Brown/Chocolate/Liver)
BB
Chromosome 11

Lightens a black coat to brown, chocolate or liver. The brown phenotype requires two copies of the recessive b allele. Red or cream dogs that carry two b alleles remain red or cream but have brown noses and footpads.

Citations: Schmutz et al 2002

More information: http://www.doggenetics.co.uk/liver.html

Other Coat Traits

Furnishings, shedding and curls are all genetic! And they all interact, too. In fact, the combination of these genetic loci explain the coat phenotypes of 90% of AKC registered dog breeds.

For more information on the genetics of coat types you can refer to https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2897713/figure/F3/

Some other Embark dogs with this Coat Traits genotype:

Long Haircoat (FGF5)
GG
Chromosome 32

Confers a long, silky haircoat as observed in the Yorkshire Terrier and the Long Haired Whippet. The "T" allele is associated with longer hair.

Citations: Housley & Venta 2006 , Cadieu et al 2010

Shedding (MC5R)
CC
Chromosome 1

Affects shedding propensity in non-wire-haired dogs. Dogs with the ancestral C allele, like many Labradors and German Shepherd Dogs, are heavy or seasonal shedders, while those with one or more T allele, including many Boxers, Shih Tzus and Chihuahuas, tend to be low shedders. Dogs with furnished/wire-haired coats tend to be low shedders regardless of their MC5R genotype.

Citations: Hayward et al 2016

Curly Coat (KRT71)
CC
Chromosome 27

Causes the curly coat characteristic of Poodles and Bichons Frises. Dogs need at least one copy of the "T" allele to have a curly coat.

Citations: Cadieu et al 2010

Other Body Features

Brachycephaly (BMP3)
CC
Chromosome 32

Affects skull size and shape. Many brachycephalic or "smushed face” breeds such as the English Bulldog, Pug, and Pekingese have two copies of the derived A allele. Mesocephalic (Staffordshire Terrier, Labrador) and dolichocephalic (Whippet, Collie) dogs have one, or more commonly two, copies of the ancestral C allele. At least five different genes affect snout length in dogs, with BMP3 being the only one with a known causal mutation. For example, the skull shape of some breeds, including the dolichocephalic Scottish Terrier or the brachycephalic Japanese Chin, appear to be caused by other genes.

Citations: Schoenbeck et al 2012

Hind Dewclaws (LMBR1)
CC
Chromosome 16

Common in certain breeds, hind dewclaws are extra, nonfunctional digits located midway between your dog's paw and hock. Dogs with at least one copy of the T allele have about a 50% of chance of having hind dewclaws.

Citations: Park et al 2008

Body Size

Body size is a complex trait that is affected by both genetic and environmental variation. Our genetic analysis includes genes that, together, explain over 80% of the variation in dog body size. It does not account for runting or stunting; nor does it account for the interactions between various genes both known and unknown.

Some other Embark dogs with this Body Size genotype:

Body Size - IGF1
NN
Chromosome 15

The "I" allele is associated with smaller size.

Citations: Sutter et al 2007

Body Size - IGF1R
GG
Chromosome 3

The "A" allele is associated with smaller size.

Citations: Hoopes et al 2012

Body Size - STC2
TT
Chromosome 4

The "A" allele is associated with smaller size.

Citations: Rimbault et al 2013

Body Size - GHR (E195K)
GG
Chromosome 4

The "A" allele is associated with smaller size.

Citations: Rimbault et al 2013

Body Size - GHR (P177L)
CC
Chromosome 4

The "T" allele is associated with smaller size.

Citations: Rimbault et al 2013

Performance

Altitude Adaptation (EPAS1)
GG
Chromosome 10

Confers hypoxia tolerance. Dogs with at least one A allele are more tolerant of high altitude environments. This mutation was originally identified in breeds from high altitude areas such as the Tibetan Mastiff.

Citations: Gou et al 2014

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Health

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We have tested Jeddak for over 160 genetic health conditions to alert his owner to potential issues before they strike.

Breed Families

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Dog breeds have been created over time for work and companionship. Find out about other dog breeds related to the breeds found in Jeddak.

Maternal Line

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Through the DNA inherited from Jeddak’s mother we can trace his ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. Find out how far Jeddak’s family has traveled.

Paternal Line

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Jeddak’s DNA includes a story of where his father’s ancestors came from. We’ll show you more about how we categorize his ancestors all based of the science of genetics.

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Now that you have explored what’s behind Jeddak find out what your dog’s DNA has to tell you. Embark tells you more about your dog than you ever thought possible. Are you ready? Let’s go!

DNA shows us the unique path to each of today’s recognized breeds by exposing the relatedness between them.
Gray Wolf
4 related breeds
Gray Wolf
They Gray Wolf is the largest of all the wolf species. These are pack animals that are tactical hunters. While they are wild animals, wolves are still able to breed with dogs.
Related Breeds
Central Asian Village Dog
Sibling breed
Red Wolf
Cousin breed
Dire Wolf
Cousin breed
Coyote
Cousin breed

Some images and text courtesy of the AKC, used with permission.

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Health

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We have tested Jeddak for over 160 genetic health conditions to alert his owner to potential issues before they strike.

Traits

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Genes for coat color and type, body size and shape, and other characteristics.

Maternal Line

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Through the DNA inherited from Jeddak’s mother we can trace his ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. Find out how far Jeddak’s family has traveled.

Paternal Line

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Jeddak’s DNA includes a story of where his father’s ancestors came from. We’ll show you more about how we categorize his ancestors all based of the science of genetics.

What’s your dog’s story?

Now that you have explored what’s behind Jeddak find out what your dog’s DNA has to tell you. Embark tells you more about your dog than you ever thought possible. Are you ready? Let’s go!

Through Jeddak’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

E

Haplotype

E15

E

Jeddak’s Haplogroup

Haplogroup E is a very rare maternal line, present only in one Akita in our database.

E15

Jeddak’s Haplotype

The E haplogroup in general is not common. It has been found most frequently in Northern breed mixes and dogs with some level of background mixing with their wolf-like ancestors.

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An example of an Akita.

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We have tested Jeddak for over 160 genetic health conditions to alert his owner to potential issues before they strike.

Traits

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Genes for coat color and type, body size and shape, and other characteristics.

Breed Families

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Dog breeds have been created over time for work and companionship. Find out about other dog breeds related to the breeds found in Jeddak.

Paternal Line

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Jeddak’s DNA includes a story of where his father’s ancestors came from. We’ll show you more about how we categorize his ancestors all based of the science of genetics.

What’s your dog’s story?

Now that you have explored what’s behind Jeddak find out what your dog’s DNA has to tell you. Embark tells you more about your dog than you ever thought possible. Are you ready? Let’s go!

Through Jeddak’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

Havoc's Haplogroup

Haplotype

Unique Haplotype: Havoc

Havoc's Haplogroup

Jeddak’s Haplogroup

This is a lineage that is unknown in dogs and may only be found in wolves. It is very different from all known dog lineages indicating a long time between the most recent common ancestor of canids in this lineage and domestic dogs.

Unique Haplotype: Havoc

Jeddak’s Haplotype

This haplotype was originally detected in a wolf-dog hybrid named Havoc. Not only is that pretty neat, but it also helps move science forward.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplogroup:

  • Max
    Siku
    85% German Shepherd Dog
    34% Siberian Husky
  • Max
    Siku
    85% German Shepherd Dog
    34% Siberian Husky
The mysterious wolf hides many genetic mysteries unknown to science - like where this male lineage came from.

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We have tested Jeddak for over 160 genetic health conditions to alert his owner to potential issues before they strike.

Traits

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Genes for coat color and type, body size and shape, and other characteristics.

Breed Families

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Dog breeds have been created over time for work and companionship. Find out about other dog breeds related to the breeds found in Jeddak.

Maternal Line

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Through the DNA inherited from Jeddak’s mother we can trace his ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. Find out how far Jeddak’s family has traveled.

What’s your dog’s story?

Now that you have explored what’s behind Jeddak find out what your dog’s DNA has to tell you. Embark tells you more about your dog than you ever thought possible. Are you ready? Let’s go!