Bandit

Mixed Breed

“Bandit is a pit-bull type rescue dog who loves treats, walks, adventures, snuggles and plopping his head directly into his bed so you can scratch his 'Bandit butt.' A bilingual children's book about his journey and the importance of adoption came out Spring 2020: 'Bandito the Puppito Dreams of a Home' by Natalie Pate. 100% of profits are donated to Born Again Pit Bull Rescue in Oregon. Find out more at banditothepuppito.com.”

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Place of Birth
California, USA
Current Location
Oregon, USA
From
Oregon, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

38.4% American Pit Bull Terrier
33.9% American Staffordshire Terrier
13.0% Cocker Spaniel
10.2% Maltese
4.5% Neapolitan Mastiff
American Pit Bull Terrier 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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American Staffordshire Terrier American Staffordshire Terrier
American Staffordshire Terriers are powerful but playful dogs that are both loyal and affectionate with their owners.
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Cocker Spaniel Cocker Spaniel
Cocker Spaniels are handsome and intelligent hunting dogs that are also well-suited to life as a loving family pet.
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Maltese Maltese
Maltese dogs are confident and friendly toy dogs, that can be high maintenance but boast a beautiful white silky coat.
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Neapolitan Mastiff Neapolitan Mastiff
The Neapolitan Mastiff dog breed is a family and guard dog who was developed in southern Italy. Today this massive breed is known as a gentle giant.
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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

1.1 % MEDIUM Learn More

Predicted Adult Weight
Genetic Age
51 human years Learn More
Based on the date of birth provided

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DNA Breed Origins

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American Pit Bull Terrier
American Staffordshire Terrier
Cocker Spaniel
Maltese
Neapolitan Mastiff
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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Mixed American Pit Bull Terrier mix American Staffordshire Terrier / Maltese mix American Pit Bull Terrier / American Staffordshire Terrier mix Cocker Spaniel / Neapolitan Mastiff mix American Pit Bull Terrier American Pit Bull Terrier mix American Staffordshire Terrier Maltese American Pit Bull Terrier American Staffordshire Terrier Cocker Spaniel Neapolitan Mastiff mix

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

Through Bandit’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

A1e

Haplotype

A275

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A1e

Bandit’s Haplogroup

This female lineage likely stems from some of the original Central Asian wolves that were domesticated into modern dogs starting about 15,000 years ago. It seemed to be a fairly rare dog line for most of dog history until the past 300 years, when the lineage seemed to “explode” out and spread quickly. What really separates this group from the pack is its presence in Alaskan village dogs and Samoyeds. It is possible that this was an indigenous lineage brought to the Americas from Siberia when people were first starting to make that trip themselves! We see this lineage pop up in overwhelming numbers of Irish Wolfhounds, and it also occurs frequently in popular large breeds like Bernese Mountain Dogs, Saint Bernards and Great Danes. Shetland Sheepdogs are also common members of this maternal line, and we see it a lot in Boxers, too. Though it may be all mixed up with European dogs thanks to recent breeding events, its origins in the Americas makes it a very exciting lineage for sure!

A275

Bandit’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1e haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Neapolitan Mastiffs. It’s a rare find!

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Irish Wolfhounds are a consistent carrier of A1e.

Through Bandit’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

D

Haplotype

H10.1

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D

Bandit’s Haplogroup

The D paternal lineage is very common in well-known populations of dogs. Breeds belonging to the D lineage likely have direct male ancestors that can be traced all the way back to the origin of domestic dogs themselves! One popular breed that commonly sports a D lineage is the Boxer. Boxers were developed in the late 19th century from Mastiff dogs, so it is no surprise that D is well represented among Mastiffs, Bulldogs, as well as Terriers. Intriguingly, D is also found among Lhasa Apsos, an ancient Tibetan breed, and Afghan Hounds. While the presence of this lineage in Polynesia or the New World can be chalked up to interbreeding with European dogs brought during voyages of discovery or later settlement, D is also well represented among village dog populations in the Middle East and Africa. If the fact that we find dogs bearing a D lineage in the Middle East (not to mention the large amount of diversity among Middle Eastern D lineage males) is any indication of ancient residence in that region, then the presence among Oceanian village dogs is peculiar. Rather, it may be that D is part of a broader Eurasian group of ancient paternal lineages which disappeared from the eastern portion of its original range, persisting in the island of New Guinea as well as West Asia and Africa. With the rise of Mastiff breeds, the D lineage received a new life as it became common among many types of working dogs.

H10.1

Bandit’s Haplotype

Part of the D haplogroup, this widespread haplotype occurs frequently in Boxers, Chinese Shar-pei, Croatian Shepherds, and village dogs throughout the South Pacific and southeast Asia.

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The D paternal lineage is common in Boxers.