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“Casey is a stray I found as a puppy close to the military housing where I lived in Okinawa, Japan. She has a fifth little toe/claw on her back legs that is basically a skin flap that grows a toenail. She is somewhat cat-like and climbs on the back of sofas. She is very loyal to the family, barks when she hears noises such as doorbells or strange voices and is not overly friendly with other dogs or people outside the family. She sleeps on the bed with me but does not like cuddling.”

Place of Birth

Okinawa, Japan

Current Location

Manchester, New Hampshire, USA

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Okinawa, Japan

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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:

Kishu Ken

The Kishu, sometimes called Kishu Ken or Kishu Inu, is a Japanese breed of dog, developed there for thousands of years. It is descended from ancient medium-sized breeds and named after the Kishu region, now Mie Prefecture and Wakayama Prefecture.

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Japanese Spitz

The Japanese Spitz is a loving and playful spitz-type breed with a special talent for making their owners laugh. Their fluffy, fox-like appearance is punctuated with a smile, and they're happy to accompany their people wherever they go.

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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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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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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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Shetland Sheepdog

Shetland Sheepdogs are a lively, smart and athletic herding dogs that also makes a great family pet.

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Labrador Retriever

The Labrador Retriever was bred for hunting and excelled in retrieving game after it was shot down. Known for its gentle disposition and loyalty, the Labrador Retriever has become a favorite of families and breeders alike.

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Kishu Ken
Japanese Spitz
Golden Retriever
Cocker Spaniel
German Shepherd Dog
Shetland Sheepdog
Labrador Retriever
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Casey
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Mixed Kishu Ken / Japanese Spitz mix Golden Retriever / German Shepherd Dog mix Kishu Ken / Japanese Spitz mix Cocker Spaniel / Shetland Sheepdog mix Kishu Ken Japanese Spitz mix Golden Retriever mix German Shepherd Dog mix Kishu Ken Japanese Spitz Cocker Spaniel mix Shetland Sheepdog mix

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

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Through Casey’s mitochondrial DNA we can trace her mother’s ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. This map helps you visualize the routes that her ancestors took to your home. Their story is described below the map.

Haplogroup

A1a

Haplotype

A394

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A1a

Casey’s Haplogroup

A1a is the most common maternal lineage among Western dogs. This lineage traveled from the site of dog domestication in Central Asia to Europe along with an early dog expansion perhaps 10,000 years ago. It hung around in European village dogs for many millennia. Then, about 300 years ago, some of the prized females in the line were chosen as the founding dogs for several dog breeds. That set in motion a huge expansion of this lineage. It's now the maternal lineage of the overwhelming majority of Mastiffs, Labrador Retrievers and Gordon Setters. About half of Boxers and less than half of Shar-Pei dogs descend from the A1a line. It is also common across the world among village dogs, a legacy of European colonialism.

A394

Casey’s Haplotype

Part of the A1a haplogroup, the A394 haplotype occurs most commonly in Labrador Retrievers. It's a rare find!

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The Paternal Haplotype reveals a dog’s deep ancestral lineage, stretching back thousands of years to the original domestication of dogs.

Are you looking for information on the breeds that Casey inherited from her mom and dad? Check out her breed breakdown and family tree.

Paternal Haplotype is determined by looking at a dog’s Y-chromosome—but not all dogs have Y-chromosomes!

Why can’t we show Paternal Haplotype results for female dogs?

All dogs have two sex chromosomes. Female dogs have two X-chromosomes (XX) and male dogs have one X-chromosome and one Y-chromosome (XY). When having offspring, female (XX) dogs always pass an X-chromosome to their puppy. Male (XY) dogs can pass either an X or a Y-chromosome—if the puppy receives an X-chromosome from its father then it will be a female (XX) puppy and if it receives a Y-chromosome then it will be a male (XY) puppy. As you can see, Y-chromosomes are passed down from a male dog only to its male offspring.

Since Casey is a female (XX) dog, she has no Y-chromosome for us to analyze and determine a paternal haplotype.

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