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  • Photo of Charlie Bird, an American Pit Bull Terrier, Mountain Cur, Rhodesian Ridgeback, and American Staffordshire Terrier mix in Round Rock, Texas, USA Photo of Charlie Bird, an American Pit Bull Terrier, Mountain Cur, Rhodesian Ridgeback, and American Staffordshire Terrier mix in Round Rock, Texas, USA
    Loves the water.. not a great swimmer..

“My family and I adopted Charlie from Austin Humane Society when she was just 2 months old. All that we know is that she was found along with her siblings in not so great shape, fostered back to health, and transferred to different shelters until she ended up at AHS. Right when we first met, Charlie was full of puppy spunk and I had to have her in my life. Now that she is almost 2 years old, she has the same attitude, but also loves to learn, play, adventure, and snuggle.”

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Current Location

Round Rock, Texas, USA

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Austin Humane Society, West Anderson Lane, Austin, TX, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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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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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Rhodesian Ridgeback

Rhodesian Ridgebacks, instantly recognizable by their ridge of hair along their back, are hunting dogs that have adapted over time to become loyal and protective family companions.

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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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Australian Shepherd

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

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

0.6 % LOW

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
American Pit Bull Terrier
Mountain Cur
Rhodesian Ridgeback
American Staffordshire Terrier
Australian Shepherd
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Charlie Bird
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS American Pit Bull Terrier mix Mixed American Pit Bull Terrier American Pit Bull Terrier / American Staffordshire Terrier mix Mountain Cur / Rhodesian Ridgeback mix Australian Shepherd mix American Pit Bull Terrier American Pit Bull Terrier American Pit Bull Terrier American Staffordshire Terrier Mountain Cur Rhodesian Ridgeback Australian Shepherd mix Mixed

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

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Through Charlie Bird’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

C1

Haplotype

C39

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C1

Charlie Bird’s Haplogroup

Congratulations, C1 is a very exotic female lineage! It is more closely associated with maternal lineages found in wolves, foxes and jackals than with other dog lineages. So it seems dogs in this group have a common male dog ancestor who, many thousands of years ago, mated with a female wolf! This is not a common lineage in any breed, though a good number of German Shepherds and Doberman Pinchers are C1. It is also found in breeds as diverse as Peruvian Inca Orchids and Pekingese; it is rarely found amongst Labrador Retrievers, Border Collies, Siberian Huskies, or Cocker Spaniels. Despite its fascinating origins, it is widely distributed around the globe, and even shows up frequently among Peruvian village dogs. It almost certainly survived at low frequency in Europe for millennia and then was dispersed outside of Europe by colonialism, though not as successfully as some other lineages.

C39

Charlie Bird’s Haplotype

Part of the C1 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in Pomerianians and Xoloitzcuintli.

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The C1 maternal line is commonly found in Jackals.

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

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