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Bear

Mixed Breed

“I adopted Bear almost 4 years ago when I was in college from the Humane Society in D.C. He was found beaten & starving in a snow bank during a blizzard. They estimated him at the time to be about 7 years old. Bear and I are inseparable- he goes wherever I go, and we have moved all over the East Coast together. He has grown into a silly, snoring, beloved best friend who is more like a puppy every day even in his old age.”

Place of Birth
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Current Location
New York, USA
From
Washington D.C., DC, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

35.1% German Shepherd Dog
14.9% Rottweiler
12.4% Chow Chow
9.3% Belgian Sheepdog
8.8% Cocker Spaniel
19.5% Supermutt

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

German Shepherd Dog 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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Rottweiler Rottweiler
Originally used for driving cattle and protecting valuable convoys, Rottweilers are now popular family pets as well as guard, police and military dogs.
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Chow Chow 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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Belgian Sheepdog Belgian Sheepdog
This medium-size herding dog originated in Belgium where he was used to herd sheep. He later graduated to police work, and today his versatility makes him suitable for many types of work and doggie sports. He’s alert, devoted, and protective.
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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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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

2.1 % HIGH Learn More

Breed Mix Matches

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DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
German Shepherd Dog
Rottweiler
Chow Chow
Belgian Sheepdog
Cocker Spaniel
Supermutt

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed German Shepherd Dog mix Chow Chow mix Belgian Sheepdog / Cocker Spaniel mix German Shepherd Dog Rottweiler / German Shepherd Dog mix Chow Chow Mixed Belgian Sheepdog mix Cocker Spaniel mix German Shepherd Dog German Shepherd Dog Rottweiler German Shepherd Dog

Breed Reveal Video

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

Through Bear’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

A1b

Haplotype

A361/409/611

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A1b

Bear’s Haplogroup

This female lineage was very likely one of the original lineages in the wolves that were first domesticated into dogs in Central Asia about 15,000 years ago. Since then, the lineage has been very successful and travelled the globe! Dogs from this group are found in ancient Bronze Age fossils in the Middle East and southern Europe. By the end of the Bronze Age, it became exceedingly common in Europe. These dogs later became many of the dogs that started some of today's most popular breeds, like German Shepherds, Pugs, Whippets, English Sheepdogs and Miniature Schnauzers. During the period of European colonization, the lineage became even more widespread as European dogs followed their owners to far-flung places like South America and Oceania. It's now found in many popular breeds as well as village dogs across the world!

A361/409/611

Bear’s Haplotype

Part of the A1b haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in German Shepherd Dogs, Poodles, and Shiloh Shepherds.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

A1b is the most common haplogroup found in German Shepherds.

Through Bear’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

A2b

Haplotype

Hc.2

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A2b

Bear’s Haplogroup

A2b appears to have split a few times in succession, which means that some of the Central Asian male ancestors of this lineage went their separate ways before their respective Y chromosomes made their rounds. There is not much diversity in this lineage, meaning that it has only begun to take off recently. Two iconic breeds, the Dachshund and Bloodhound, represent this lineage well. Over half of Rottweilers are A2b, as are the majority of Labrador Retrievers and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. While A2a is restricted mostly to East Asia, this paternal line is also found among European breeds.

Hc.2

Bear’s Haplotype

Part of the A2b haplogroup, this haplotype has been found in Chinese Shar-pei and village dogs in Papua New Guinea.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

A2b is found in the Daschund breed.