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Akita

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“Akita is active, highly intelligent (she participated in a vet study for clever dogs), always happy, likes to check out new places and absolutely loves water. She is rather wary of strangers, protective if necessary and an amazing guard dog. With people she knows or has found to be alright, she is super sweet and adorable. She is very food-motivated, but other than that, more the independent type. She needs her space on the couch and will more likely use your feet as pillow than snuggle with you”

Place of Birth

Österreich

Current Location

Österreich

From

Österreich

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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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Bernese Mountain Dog

Bernese Mountain Dogs are strikingly beautiful dogs, originally bred to assist as farm dogs in the Swiss Alps and popular today as loyal companions and family dogs.

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Collie

Collies are attractive herding dogs, boasting a beautiful coat while being highly intelligent. They also make for extremely loyal and sweet family pets.

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German Shepherd Dog

German Shepherds are confident, courageous dogs with a keen sense of smell and notable intelligence. These are active working dogs who excel at many canine sports and tasks -- they are true utility dogs! Their versatility combined with their loyal companionship has them consistently listed as one of the most popular breeds in the United States.

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German Shorthaired Pointer

German Shorthaired Pointers are highly intelligent and energetic hunting dogs, while being a very friendly and willing companion.

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Munsterlander (Small)

The Small Munsterlander is a smaller variety of the Large Munsterlander. They aren’t that much smaller, actually, but they are slighter and a bit shorter than Large Munsterlanders. In fact, they aren’t as closely related as their name suggests, as they came from different breeding stock and developed independently. Small Munsterlanders look a little bit like taller Cocker Spaniels, though they are more versatile on the hunt than Spaniels are, as they work on both land and water.

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Golden Retriever
Bernese Mountain Dog
Collie
German Shepherd Dog
German Shorthaired Pointer
Munsterlander (Small)

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Akita
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Golden Retriever mix Bernese Mountain Dog / Munsterlander (Small) mix German Shepherd Dog / German Shorthaired Pointer mix Golden Retriever Collie / Golden Retriever mix Bernese Mountain Dog Munsterlander (Small) mix German Shepherd Dog German Shorthaired Pointer mix Golden Retriever Golden Retriever Collie Golden Retriever

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

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Through Akita’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

A399

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A1a

Akita’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.

A399

Akita’s Haplotype

Part of the A1a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in Golden Retrievers.

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

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