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“Vixen”
Cobar Vixen

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See what’s hidden in the pages of Cobar Vixen’s DNA story. You can learn about the breeds that make Cobar Vixen who she is, her genetic family tree, and even go back in time to see where her ancestors came from.

Breed mix

Genetic Stats

Wolfiness: 1.4 % MEDIUM Help
Predicted Adult Weight: 43 lbs Help
Genetic Age: 17 human years Help

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Maternal Line

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

Breed Families

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

Maternal Line

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DNA shows us the unique path to each of today’s recognized breeds by exposing the relatedness between them.
Koolie
4 related breeds
Koolie
These are intelligent, cheerful, and loyal dogs who can make a great addition to a family. The Koolie is not an aggressive breed and is usually comfortable with new people or new surroundings. Koolies are eager to be trained null but this doesn't necessarily mean they're easy to train. When starting obedience training, find an instructor who understands how herding dogs work and you will wind up with an excellent companion dog.
Related Breeds
Australian Kelpie
Sibling breed
Border Collie
Sibling breed
Australian Cattle Dog
Sibling breed
Bearded Collie
Cousin breed

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

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Maternal Line

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

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Through Cobar Vixen’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

A1a

Haplotype

A232

A1a

Cobar Vixen’s Haplogroup

A1a is the most common maternal lineage among Western dogs. This lineage traveled from the site of dog domestication in Central Asia to Europe along with an early dog expansion perhaps 10,000 years ago. It hung around in European village dogs for many millennia. Then, about 300 years ago, some of the prized females in the line were chosen as the founding dogs for several dog breeds. That set in motion a huge expansion of this lineage. It's now the maternal lineage of the overwhelming majority of Mastiffs, Labrador Retrievers and Gordon Setters. About half of Boxers and less than half of Shar-Pei dogs descend from the A1a line. It is also common across the world among village dogs, a legacy of European colonialism.

A232

Cobar Vixen’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs in village dogs in the South Pacific, as well as Bosnia and Herzegovina. Among breed dogs, this haplotype is most frequent in Labrador Retrievers, Yorkshire Terriers, and Maltese.

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Shar Pei dogs think A1a is the coolest!

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Breed Families

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

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Summary

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AT RISK
1
CARRIER
158
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…
Cobar Vixen has one copy of a mutation associated with reduced ALT activity as measured on veterinary blood chemistry panels. Please inform your veterinarian that Cobar V…

Not At Risk

Good news! Cobar Vixen 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 Cobar Vixen 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 Cobar Vixen’s diagnosis and treatment if she 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

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

Cobar Vixen 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 Cobar Vixen ever has children.

Condition List

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…

Common conditions

Good news! Cobar Vixen tested clear for 2 genetic conditions that are common in her breed.
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…

Collie Eye Anomaly, Choroidal Hypoplasia
(NHEJ1)
Eyes

Named for its high prevalence in Collie dogs, Collie Eye Anomaly (CEA) is more correctly termed choroidal hypoplasia and is a developmental disease of the choroid. The ch…

Other Conditions: Clear of 156

Cobar Vixen is clear of 156 other genetic diseases that Embark tests for.

Family tree

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Breed Families

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

Maternal Line

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

Let us know and we will contact Cobar Vixen’s owner and make sure she is reunited with her family soon! Thank you for helping out our furry friends.

What’s your dog’s story?

Now that you have explored what’s behind Cobar Vixen 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!

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