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Cooper Lane

Mixed Breed

  • Photo of Cooper Lane, a German Shepherd Dog, Labrador Retriever, Chow Chow, and American Pit Bull Terrier mix in Tennessee, USA Photo of Cooper Lane, a German Shepherd Dog, Labrador Retriever, Chow Chow, and American Pit Bull Terrier mix in Tennessee, USA

“Cooper was a adopted from Louie's Legacy in Staten Island, NY. He was one in a litter of 5 pups found in Tennessee.”

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Place of Birth
Tennessee, USA
Current Location
New York, New York, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

34.4% German Shepherd Dog
17.0% Labrador Retriever
13.0% Chow Chow
13.0% American Pit Bull Terrier
8.1% Boxer
5.2% Golden Retriever
9.3% Supermutt

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

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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Labrador Retriever 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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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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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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Boxer Boxer
Developed in Germany, the Boxer is a popular family dog-patient, loyal and smart-requiring lots of exercise and proper training.
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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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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

1.5 % HIGH Learn More

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DNA Breed Origins

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German Shepherd Dog
Labrador Retriever
Chow Chow
American Pit Bull Terrier
Boxer
Golden Retriever
Supermutt
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  • On 2/22/2020 changed name from "Cooper" to "Cooper Lane"

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed German Shepherd Dog mix Chow Chow / German Shepherd Dog mix American Pit Bull Terrier / Boxer mix German Shepherd Dog Labrador Retriever / Golden Retriever mix Chow Chow German Shepherd Dog mix American Pit Bull Terrier Boxer mix German Shepherd Dog German Shepherd Dog Labrador Retriever Golden Retriever mix

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

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

Haplogroup

B1

Haplotype

B95

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B1

Cooper Lane’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.

B95

Cooper Lane’s Haplotype

Part of the B1 haplogroup, we see this haplotype most frequently in mixed breed dogs.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

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

Through Cooper Lane’s Y-chromosome we can trace his father’s ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. This map helps you visualize the routes that his ancestors took to your home. Their story is described below the map.

Haplogroup

A1a

Haplotype

H1a.5

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A1a

Cooper Lane’s Haplogroup

Some of the wolves that became the original dogs in Central Asia around 15,000 years ago came from this long and distinguished line of male dogs. After domestication, they followed their humans from Asia to Europe and then didn't stop there. They took root in Europe, eventually becoming the dogs that founded the Vizsla breed 1,000 years ago. The Vizsla is a Central European hunting dog, and all male Vizslas descend from this line. During the Age of Exploration, like their owners, these pooches went by the philosophy, "Have sail, will travel!" From the windy plains of Patagonia to the snug and homey towns of the American Midwest, the beaches of a Pacific paradise, and the broad expanse of the Australian outback, these dogs followed their masters to the outposts of empires. Whether through good fortune or superior genetics, dogs from the A1a lineage traveled the globe and took root across the world. Now you find village dogs from this line frolicking on Polynesian beaches, hanging out in villages across the Americas, and scavenging throughout Old World settlements. You can also find this "prince of patrilineages" in breeds as different as German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Pugs, Border Collies, Scottish Terriers, and Irish Wolfhounds. No male wolf line has been as successful as the A1a line!

H1a.5

Cooper Lane’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Beagles.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

Dogs with A1a lineage travelled during European Colonial times.