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Cosmo

Mixed Breed

“Cosmo is down an eye but not down in spirit. He had glaucoma that resulted in it's removal at only a couple months old. The cause is unknown for certain but it hasn't stopped him from being a playful pup who loves running at the dog park and herding the cat at home.”

Place of Birth
Fresno, California, USA
Current Location
Sacramento, California, USA
From
San Francisco, CA, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

19.1% Chihuahua
14.4% Australian Cattle Dog
13.2% Poodle (Small)
12.8% Chinese Shar-Pei
11.9% Rat Terrier
10.0% German Shepherd Dog
7.9% Chesapeake Bay Retriever
10.7% Supermutt

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

Chihuahua Chihuahua
Chihuahuas have a huge personality that defies their tiny frame, known to be highly active and intelligent canines.
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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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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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Chinese Shar-Pei Chinese Shar-Pei
Few dog breeds are more recognizable than the wrinkly Chinese Shar-Pei. This Chinese breed is often compared to a hippopotamus due to its thick muzzle. They also have a characteristic rough, bristly coat, which is how the breed got its name (“Shar-Pei” means “sand skin”). Despite their goofy appearance, Shar-Peis are serious, independent dogs who will loyally protect their owners.
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Rat Terrier Rat Terrier
The Rat Terrier is an American dog breed with a background as a farm dog and hunting companion.
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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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Chesapeake Bay Retriever Chesapeake Bay Retriever
The loyal and affectionate Chesapeake Bay Retriever is well-known for a water resistant, wavy coat that it loves to get wet retrieving waterfowl.
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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

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Breed Mix Matches

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DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
Chihuahua
Australian Cattle Dog
Poodle (Small)
Chinese Shar-Pei
Rat Terrier
German Shepherd Dog
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Supermutt

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Mixed Chihuahua / Poodle (Small) mix Australian Cattle Dog / German Shepherd Dog mix Chihuahua / Poodle (Small) mix Australian Cattle Dog / Chinese Shar-Pei mix Chihuahua Poodle (Small) mix Australian Cattle Dog mix German Shepherd Dog mix Chihuahua mix Poodle (Small) mix Australian Cattle Dog mix Chinese Shar-Pei mix

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

Through Cosmo’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

B81

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B1

Cosmo’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.

B81

Cosmo’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in Shih Tzus, Chihuahuas, and Poodles.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

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

Through Cosmo’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.8/32/43/44

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A1a

Cosmo’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.8/32/43/44

Cosmo’s Haplotype

Part of the A1a haplogroup, the H1a.8/32/43/44 haplotype occurs most commonly in Llewellin Setters, Gordon Setters and German Wirehaired Pointers. We've also spotted it in Southeast Asian Village Dogs, European Village Dogs and East Asian Village Dogs.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

Dogs with A1a lineage travelled during European Colonial times.