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Charlie

Mixed Ancestry

“Charlie was originally found in Asheville, NC. She made her way through Tennessee, Virginia and New York traveling through different shelters/rescues until she finally came to Port Washington on Long Island. Charlie was found with another dog who was eventually adopted in North Carolina leaving her alone to find a forever home. Luckily she found that forever home. She was born in 2020. She is smart, sweet, gentle and loves other dogs/cats/people and loves her little pug brother.”

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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:

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 Terriers are powerful but playful dogs that are both loyal and affectionate with their owners.

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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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Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherds are an energetic mid-sized breed that make the perfect companion.

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Collie

Collies are attractive herding dogs, boasting a beautiful coat while being highly intelligent. They also make for extremely loyal and sweet family pets.

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Dogs Like Charlie

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Discover dogs who share a similar breed mix to Charlie. A higher score means the two dogs have more of their breed mix in common. A score of 100% means they share the exact same breed mix!

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
American Pit Bull Terrier
American Staffordshire Terrier
Labrador Retriever
Australian Shepherd
Collie
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Here’s what Charlie’s family tree may have looked like.
Charlie
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Mixed American Pit Bull Terrier mix American Staffordshire Terrier mix Labrador Retriever / Australian Shepherd mix American Pit Bull Terrier / American Staffordshire Terrier mix American Pit Bull Terrier American Pit Bull Terrier mix American Staffordshire Terrier Mixed Labrador Retriever Australian Shepherd mix American Pit Bull Terrier mix American Staffordshire Terrier mix
While there may be other possible configurations of her family’s relationships, this is the most likely family tree to explain Charlie’s breed mix.
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Through Charlie’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

B1

Haplotype

B93

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B1

Charlie’s Haplogroup

B1 is the second most common maternal lineage in breeds of European or American origin. It is the female line of the majority of Golden Retrievers, Basset Hounds, and Shih Tzus, and about half of Beagles, Pekingese and Toy Poodles. This lineage is also somewhat common among village dogs that carry distinct ancestry from these breeds. We know this is a result of B1 dogs being common amongst the European dogs that their conquering owners brought around the world, because nowhere on earth is it a very common lineage in village dogs. It even enables us to trace the path of (human) colonization: Because most Bichons are B1 and Bichons are popular in Spanish culture, B1 is now fairly common among village dogs in Latin America.

B93

Charlie’s Haplotype

Part of the B1 haplogroup, the B93 haplotype occurs most commonly in Doberman Pinschers. It's a rare find!

The B1 haplogroup can be found in village dogs like the Peruvian Village Dog, pictured above.

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

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