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Aldo

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“Rescued from a high kill shelter in Arkansas then brought to Minnesota by Midwest Animal Rescue. Enjoying his new life as a Wilson ever since. Went to a Raw/BARF Diet after having issues with multiple brands of kibble. Friendly with people away from the home but not too happy with strangers visiting the home. Great guard dog, but not good with some dogs (mostly other males) so we now avoid dogparks.”

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Place of Birth

Little Rock, Arkansas, USA

Current Location

Zimmerman, Minnesota, USA

From

Midwest Animal Rescue & Services (MARS), 83rd Avenue North, Brooklyn Park, MN, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

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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American Pit Bull Terrier

The American Pit Bull Terrier originated in the British Isles and descends from the Mastiff-type dogs introduced to England in antiquity. The breed was brought over to the United States by English immigrants in the 1800s, and quickly became one of the most popular and widespread breeds there.

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Akita

The Akita is a large breed of dog originating from the mountainous northern regions of Japan.

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Chow Chow

This distinctive-looking dog breed has a proud, independent spirit that some describe as catlike. Often aloof and suspicious of strangers, the Chow Chow may not be a cuddle buddy, but for the right person, they are a fiercely loyal companion.

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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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American Staffordshire Terrier

American Staffordshire Terriers are powerful but playful dogs that are both loyal and affectionate with their owners.

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Bulldog

Originally a bull-baiting dog, bulldogs today are gentle and loving while still carrying the stocky frame of their forbearers.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

1.8 % HIGH

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DNA Breed Origins

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German Shepherd Dog
American Pit Bull Terrier
Akita
Chow Chow
Golden Retriever
American Staffordshire Terrier
Bulldog
Supermutt

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Changes to this dog’s profile
  • On 3/1/2019 changed handle from "aldo6" to "aldothehappydog"

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Aldo
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed German Shepherd Dog mix American Pit Bull Terrier / Golden Retriever mix Chow Chow mix German Shepherd Dog German Shepherd Dog / Akita mix American Pit Bull Terrier Golden Retriever mix Chow Chow mix Mixed German Shepherd Dog German Shepherd Dog German Shepherd Dog Akita

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

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Through Aldo’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

B1

Haplotype

B47

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B1

Aldo’s Haplogroup

B1 is the second most common maternal lineage in breeds of European or American origin. It is the female line of the majority of Golden Retrievers, Basset Hounds, and Shih Tzus, and about half of Beagles, Pekingese and Toy Poodles. This lineage is also somewhat common among village dogs that carry distinct ancestry from these breeds. We know this is a result of B1 dogs being common amongst the European dogs that their conquering owners brought around the world, because nowhere on earth is it a very common lineage in village dogs. It even enables us to trace the path of (human) colonization: Because most Bichons are B1 and Bichons are popular in Spanish culture, B1 is now fairly common among village dogs in Latin America.

B47

Aldo’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, we have spotted this haplotype in village dogs in South America, Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia. Among the 8 breeds we have sampled it in, this haplotype occurs most frequently in Newfoundlands, Australian Cattle Dogs, and Pembroke Welsh Corgis.

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The B1 haplogroup can be found in village dogs like the Peruvian Village Dog, pictured above.

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Through Aldo’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

A1b

Haplotype

Ha.13

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A1b

Aldo’s Haplogroup

For most of dog history, this haplogroup was probably quite rare. However, a couple hundred years ago it seems to have found its way into a prized male guard dog in Europe who had many offspring, including the ancestors of many European guard breeds such as Doberman Pinchers, St. Bernards, and Great Danes. Despite being rare, many of the most imposing dogs on Earth have it; strangely, so do many Pomeranians! Perhaps this explains why some Poms are so tough, acting like they're ten times their actual size! This lineage is most commonly found in working dogs, in particular guard dogs. With origins in Europe, it spread widely across other regions as Europeans took their dogs across the world.

Ha.13

Aldo’s Haplotype

Part of the A1b haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in Doberman Pinschers.

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Great Danes and Pomeranians have this in common!

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