Caffeine's DNA Test Results

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Caffeine's DNA Test Results

  1. 1. ®WHAT BREEDS MAKE UP CAFFEINE?The Wisdom Panel® Insights™ computer algorithm performed over seven million calculations using 11 different models(from a single breed to complex combinations of breeds) to predict the most likely combination of pure and mixed breeddogs in the last 3 ancestral generations that best fit the DNA marker pattern observed in Caffeine. The ancestry chartdepicting the best statistical result of this analysis is shown in the picture below.Mixed Mixed Border Border Gordon Gordon † † Boxer BoxerBreed Breed Collie Collie Setter Setter Mixed Border Gordon † Boxer Breed Collie Setter Caffeine Border Boxer / Gordon Collie Mix Setter Cross Border Collie Mix crossed with Boxer / Gordon Setter Cross
  2. 2. ® WHAT DOES THE MIXED BREED ANCESTOR MEAN FOR MY DOG?We have identified for you the 5 next best breed matches which appeared in the analysis of your dogs DNA. One ormore of these breeds could have contributed to the genetic makeup of the ancestors indicated by the mixed breedicon. The breeds are listed by the relative strength of each result in our analysis with the most likely at the top ofthe list. There could also be a breed or breeds present in the mixed breed component that we cannot detect with ourcurrent database of purebred dogs. Norwegian Buhund 11.63% Curly-Coated Retriever 7.47% Labrador Retriever 4.15% Rottweiler 3.55% Irish Setter 3.09%HOW WISDOM PANEL INSIGHTS WORKSThe process started when you sent a sample to our laboratory, where the DNA was extracted from the cells andexamined for the 321 markers that are used in the test. The results for these markers were sent to a computer,that evaluated them using a program designed to consider all of the pedigree trees that are possible in the lastthree generations. The trees considered include a simple pedigree with a single breed (a likely pure-bred dog), twodifferent breeds at the parental level (a first-generation cross), all the way up to a complex tree with eight differentgreat-grandparent breeds allowed.Our computer used information from over 185 breeds from our breed database to fill these potential pedigrees.For each of the millions of combinations of ancestry trees built and considered, the computer gave each a scorerepresenting how well that selected combination of breeds matched to your dog’s data. The pedigree with the overallbest score is the one which is shown on the ancestry chart. Only breeds that reached our set confidence threshold forreporting are reported in the ancestry chart.
  3. 3. ®BOXER HEIGHT: 21 - 25 in WEIGHT (SHOW): 55 - 66 lb WEIGHT (PET): Boxer 49 - 77 lb EARS MUZZLE TAILThe history of the Boxer dates back to nineteenth century Germany, where they were used for hunting deer andboar. The ancestors of the Boxer include the Bullenbeiszer and the Barenbeiszer, which are now both extinct.The crossing of those breeds with the English Bulldogs of the 1830’s resulted in the Boxer as we know it today.Boxers were bred to be hunting dogs and they earned their name from the “boxing” pose they are known to takewhen standing on their hind legs. Later in the breed’s development, it was made apparent that they were alsowell-suited for herding and the Boxer was used in more than a few circus acts due to its ability to learn tricksquickly and perform them on command. The popularity of Boxers started to increase rapidly in the 1860’swhen the German Boxer Klub was founded. At the turn of the twentieth century the Boxer made its way to theUnited States and the American Kennel Club recognized the Boxer as a breed in 1904.The AKC breed standard for boxers requires that they come only in fawn and brindle (black and brownstripes) with the fawn ranging from a light tan to mahogany and restricts the amount of white seen on thedog. Accepted traits include a black mask commonly seen in the breed. White boxers also have a following;though do not meet the breed standard.DO YOU RECOGNIZE ANY OF THESE BOXER TRAITS IN CAFFEINE? Intelligent, hard working, and playful dogs, with a Boxers seem to enjoy dog sports such as agility, high amount of energy. flyball, rally and competitive obedience. Eager to learn and respond well to reward-based Tendency to jump up on people, sometimes training using treats and favorite toys. boxing with their front feet when doing so.
  4. 4. ®GORDON SETTER HEIGHT: 25 - 26 in WEIGHT (SHOW): 50 - 72 lb Gordon WEIGHT (PET): Setter 44 - 83 lb EARS MUZZLE TAILThe Gordon Setter is a member of the Setter Family, which includes the more common Irish and English Setters.Gordon Setters were bred for their hunting abilities; particularly for hunting grouse and other similar birds. Theywere first referred to as “Black and Fallow Setting Dogs.” Direct ancestors of the Gordon Setter include theSpanish Pointer and other Spanish breeds. Early development is believed to have included Irish Setter blood.The Duke of Gordon established the breed in 1827. They were first introduced to the United States in 1842,where they quickly became very popular and were officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1892.The Gordon Setter has a coat which may be straight or slightly wavy and comes in black and tan markings.The tan varies from a rich chestnut to a deep mahogany color. A red coat is possible, though not acceptedunder the breed standard.DO YOU RECOGNIZE ANY OF THESE GORDON SETTER TRAITS IN CAFFEINE? Gordon Setters enjoy dog sports such as field Active, alert, and intelligent dogs. trials, hunting, agility, tracking, and obedience. Stubbornness may be reduced using motivational Although usually friendly, some may be reserved tools such as toys and treats in reward-based with strangers. training.
  5. 5. ®BORDER COLLIE HEIGHT: 18 - 21 in WEIGHT (SHOW): 33 - 44 lb WEIGHT (PET): Border Collie 31 - 53 lb EARS MUZZLE TAILThe Border Collie can be traced back to the 1700’s where they were traditionally used by shepherds in Scotlandand England. They were developed for their herding skills and quickly acquired an excellent reputation. TheBorder Collie has keen herding instincts and their power over sheep has proven to be an asset to shepherds.In 1894, an effort was made by a farmer named Adam Telfer to tone down the breed’s mannerisms. Telfersucceeded and today’s Border Collies are descendants of Telfer’s dogs. The Border Collie was introduced intothe United States in the 1880’s, where it played a key role in sheep ranching in the western states. The BorderCollie was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1995.The Border Collie comes in a range of colors which includes solid, bicolor, tricolor, merle (mottled) andsable. The solid colors include black, blue (a shade of gray), gold, brindle (black and brown stripes) and red.The white markings are generally but not always symmetrical.DO YOU RECOGNIZE ANY OF THESE BORDER COLLIE TRAITS IN CAFFEINE? Very intelligent, obedient, active, energetic and Eager to learn and respond well to reward-based watchful dogs. training. Enjoy activities including agility, flyball, herding, May attempt to herd children and chase moving retrieving, Frisbee, rally, and competitive vehicles; the Border Collie stare may be perceived obedience. by other dogs as threatening.

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