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Captain

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“We found Captain through a rescue in San Diego. All that we know is that he was an owner surrender from Ensenada, Mexico. He was 10 lbs underweight, had worms, and had scars from flea and tick bites. On top of this, his fur was yellowed from the sun, so we think he was left outside all of the time. Now, he lives an extremely spoiled life of going to the beach and is loved beyond measure! He is still a bit skittish of loud noises and around crowds, but he is the sweetest, happiest boy.”

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Current Location

Laguna Beach, California, USA

From

Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

This dog has been viewed and been given 2 wags

Genetic Breed Result

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

English Springer Spaniel

English Springer Spaniels are an energetic and loyal companion dog, bred for hunting but also popular among families.

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Poodle (Small)

A highly intelligent and playful dog, Miniature and Toy Poodles make for great lap dogs and companions.

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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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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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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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Boxer

Developed in Germany, the Boxer is a popular family dog: patient, loyal and smart-requiring lots of exercise and proper training. For active families or owners looking for a rambunctious jogging buddy, Boxers may be the perfect breed. Boxers delight their humans with their sense of humor and affectionate nature.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

1.7 % HIGH

Predicted Adult Weight

44 lbs

Genetic Age
48 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
English Springer Spaniel
Poodle (Small)
Cocker Spaniel
Rottweiler
German Shepherd Dog
Boxer
Supermutt

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Captain
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Mixed English Springer Spaniel / Rottweiler mix Poodle (Small) / Cocker Spaniel mix English Springer Spaniel / German Shepherd Dog mix Poodle (Small) / Cocker Spaniel mix English Springer Spaniel Rottweiler mix Poodle (Small) mix Cocker Spaniel mix English Springer Spaniel mix German Shepherd Dog mix Poodle (Small) Cocker Spaniel mix

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

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Through Captain’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

A1d

Haplotype

A26a

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A1d

Captain’s Haplogroup

This female lineage can be traced back about 15,000 years to some of the original Central Asian wolves that were domesticated into modern dogs. The early females that represent this lineage were likely taken into Eurasia, where they spread rapidly. As a result, many modern breed and village dogs from the Americas, Africa, through Asia and down into Oceania belong to this group! This widespread lineage is not limited to a select few breeds, but the majority of Rottweilers, Afghan Hounds and Wirehaired Pointing Griffons belong to it. It is also the most common female lineage among Papillons, Samoyeds and Jack Russell Terriers. Considering its occurrence in breeds as diverse as Afghan Hounds and Samoyeds, some of this is likely ancient variation. But because of its presence in many modern European breeds, much of its diversity likely can be attributed to much more recent breeding.

A26a

Captain’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1d haplogroup, we have not yet detected this haplotype in any of our village dogs. Among the 6 breeds we see it in, it appears most frequently in Newfoundlands, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, and soft coated Wheaten Terriers.

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The vast majority of Rottweilers have the A1d haplogroup.

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Through Captain’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.12

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A2a

Captain’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.12

Captain’s Haplotype

Part of the A2a haplogroup, this rare haplotype occurs in Papua New Guinea and Vietnam.

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

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