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Coconut

Mixed Breed

  • Photo of Coconut, an American Pit Bull Terrier, Chihuahua, Poodle (Small), and Mixed mix in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands Photo of Coconut, an American Pit Bull Terrier, Chihuahua, Poodle (Small), and Mixed mix in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
    Chillen on the beach! St. Thomas, USVI (Where she's from)

“When we lived on St. Thomas, USVI, my husband‘s coworker found a stray wandering the local landfill. When they were finally able to gain her trust, they were able to capture her and take her to the vet. When they introduced us to her, it was love at first sight. She was so timid, but we worked with her every day. Six years later, she's our travel companion and best friend! I couldn't imagine life without her.”

Place of Birth
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Current Location
Lemont, Illinois, USA
From
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

21.7% American Pit Bull Terrier
15.5% Chihuahua
15.3% Poodle (Small)
8.1% Pekingese
6.4% German Shepherd Dog
6.1% Cocker Spaniel
26.9% Supermutt

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

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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Chihuahua Chihuahua
Chihuahuas have a huge personality that defies their tiny frame, known to be highly active and intelligent canines.
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Poodle (Small) Poodle (Small)
A highly intelligent and playful dog, Miniature and Toy Poodles make for great lap dogs and companions.
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Pekingese Pekingese
Pekingese were dogs bred for centuries to be the prized companions of the imperial family of China. Today they are still cherished family companions and show dogs who greet everyone they meet with dignity and grace.
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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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Cocker Spaniel 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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Genetic Stats


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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:
American Pit Bull Terrier
Chihuahua
Poodle (Small)
Pekingese
German Shepherd Dog
Cocker Spaniel
Supermutt

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Mixed American Pit Bull Terrier / Pekingese mix Poodle (Small) / Chihuahua mix American Pit Bull Terrier mix Chihuahua / Poodle (Small) mix American Pit Bull Terrier mix Pekingese mix Poodle (Small) mix Chihuahua mix American Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Chihuahua mix Poodle (Small) mix

Breed Reveal Video

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

Through Coconut’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

A2

Haplotype

A39

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A2

Coconut’s Haplogroup

A2 is a very ancient maternal line. Most likely it was one of the major female lines that contributed to the very first domesticated dogs in Central Asia about 15,000 years ago. Some of the line stayed in Central Asia to the present day, and frequently appear as Tibetan Mastiffs and Akitas. Those that escaped the mountains of Central Asia sought out other cold spots, and are now found among Alaskan Malamutes and Siberian Huskies. This lineage is also occasionally found in several common Western breeds, such as German Shepherds and Labrador Retrievers. Curiously, all New Guinea Singing Dogs descend from this line. These are an ancient and very interesting breed found in the mountains of Papua New Guinea. Unfortunately, they are now endangered. They are closely related to the Australian dingo, so you could say its cousins are dingos! This line is also common in village dogs in Southeast and East Asia. Unlike many other lineages, A2 did not spread across the whole world, probably because it did not have the opportunity to hitch its wagon to European colonialism - or because these dogs just prefer hanging out in mountains, tundras, islands, and other hard-to-reach places!

A39

Coconut’s Haplotype

Part of the A2 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Akitas and Maltese.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

Dingos commonly possess this haplogroup.

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