Clara

Clara

Mixed Breed

  • Photo of Clara, a Beagle, Australian Cattle Dog, American Pit Bull Terrier, Chow Chow, Golden Retriever, and Mixed mix in Texas, USA Photo of Clara, a Beagle, Australian Cattle Dog, American Pit Bull Terrier, Chow Chow, Golden Retriever, and Mixed mix in Texas, USA
    Some people think I'm a German Shepherd.

“Clara is a calm and gentle Texas girl who rarely barks. Her mom was a beagle mix; her velvety ears prove it! She is highly food driven and quick to learn. She has a long body, long legs, and grayish purple marks on her tongue. Even though she is fully grown (30 pounds), people often ask us if she is a German Shepherd puppy. She loves kids, walks, scent challenges, and running and leaping. We adopted her on 11/2/2019 from a rescue organization in Sugarland Texas, called Animal Rescue Kingdom.”

Place of Birth
Texas, USA
Current Location
Barrington, Rhode Island, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

24.5% Beagle
19.3% Australian Cattle Dog
12.0% American Pit Bull Terrier
10.8% Chow Chow
10.1% Golden Retriever
8.3% German Shepherd Dog
3.8% American Staffordshire Terrier
11.2% Supermutt

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

Beagle Beagle
The Beagle is a scent hound and a great family pet. They are known for being affectionate and having loud voices.
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Australian Cattle Dog Australian Cattle Dog
A classic cattle dog, Australian Cattle Dogs were developed from a mixture of breeds in Australia in the 19th century, and still maintain their energetic herding instincts today.
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American Pit Bull Terrier 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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Chow Chow Chow Chow
This distinctive-looking dog breed has a proud, independent spirit that some describe as catlike. Often aloof and suspicious of strangers, the Chow Chow may not be a cuddle buddy, but for the right person, they are a fiercely loyal companion.
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Golden Retriever 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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German Shepherd Dog 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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American Staffordshire Terrier American Staffordshire Terrier
American Staffordshire Terriers are powerful but playful dogs that are both loyal and affectionate with their owners.
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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

1.2 % MEDIUM Learn More

Predicted Adult Weight
Genetic Age
24 human years Learn More
Based on the date of birth provided

Breed Mix Matches

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A Mix Match of 100 means they are the exact same breed mix!

DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
Beagle
Australian Cattle Dog
American Pit Bull Terrier
Chow Chow
Golden Retriever
German Shepherd Dog
American Staffordshire Terrier
Supermutt

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Clara
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Beagle mix Mixed Beagle Chow Chow / German Shepherd Dog mix Australian Cattle Dog mix American Pit Bull Terrier / Golden Retriever mix Beagle Beagle Chow Chow German Shepherd Dog mix Australian Cattle Dog Australian Cattle Dog mix American Pit Bull Terrier Golden Retriever mix

Breed Reveal Video

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

Through Clara’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

B84

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B1

Clara’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.

B84

Clara’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in Golden Retrievers, Beagles, and Staffordshire Terriers.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

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

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