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Billy Bob

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“Billy Bob is a sweet, sensitive hound who absolutely adores his adopted beagle brother. He can tree squirrels all day long, only taking breaks to eat and walk. Oh, and he requires 3+ miles of walking each day. He hasn’t met a stranger for as long as we’ve had him! He was rescued by a shelter in Tennessee and fostered by MN Paws until we adopted him in September 2016.”

Place of Birth

Hardeman County, TN, USA

Current Location

Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA

From

Minnesota, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Embark Supermutt analysis

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

Mountain Cur

Mountain Curs are an American breed of treeing hound. Developed in the South—particularly Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee—Mountain Curs are an all-American breed that has been prized for years as excellent hunting companions and loyal pets.

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Plott

The Plott is a rare hunting breed that has the distinction of being the state dog of North Carolina.

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Black and Tan Coonhound

Black and Tan Coonhounds are amazing hunting dogs that were a great help to early American settlers. They can make good companions and family dogs with proper training. It is hard to say no to those huge floppy ears!

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Redbone Coonhound

The Redbone Coonhound is a versatile hunting dog with a flashy red coat. These guys make wonderful companions and are completely devoted to their owners. This American breed has quite the voice and isn't afraid to wake the neighbors!

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Pointer

The Pointer is a hard-working bird dog that is happiest when on the hunt. This is a high-energy breed that will be more than a handful for first-time owners. When given a job and plenty of room to run around, the Pointer can make for a wonderful companion.

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Mountain Cur
Plott
Black and Tan Coonhound
Redbone Coonhound
Pointer
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Billy Bob
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Plott / Mountain Cur mix Mountain Cur mix Black and Tan Coonhound / Redbone Coonhound mix Plott Mountain Cur Mountain Cur Mountain Cur mix Black and Tan Coonhound Redbone Coonhound mix Plott Plott Mountain Cur Mountain Cur

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

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Through Billy Bob’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

A315

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A1b

Billy Bob’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!

A315

Billy Bob’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1b haplogroup, we have spotted this haplotype in village dogs from Turkey and Fiji. Among breeds, it occurs most frequently in Vizslas, English Setters, and English Springer Spaniels.

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A1b is the most common haplogroup found in German Shepherds.

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Through Billy Bob’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

A2a

Haplotype

Hc.4

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A2a

Billy Bob’s Haplogroup

A2a is a truly ancient lineage. Unlike the recent upstart A1 lineages which found their way from a few popular European males a couple hundred years ago into many dogs in many breeds, A2a shows ancient roots without major recent expansion. It is likely one of the oldest eastern Eurasian male lineages of dogs, where it has existed for thousands of years. Nowadays, it's commonly found in Tibetan Terriers and Chow Chows as well as in Southeastern Asian village dogs. The Chow Chow seems to have been depicted in sculpture over 2,000 years ago, so this is an ancient lineage indeed, and dogs with it have a long and noble pedigree! Males from this lineage have continued to be bred in similar forms and breeds for millennia.

Hc.4

Billy Bob’s Haplotype

Part of the A2a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Tibetan Terriers and German Shepherd Dogs.

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The large-sized Tibetan Mastiff descends from this ancient lineage.

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