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Damon

Mixed Breed

“Damon was rescued by Dog Tales from an overcrowded shelter (200 dogs in a shelter that accommodates 70), and had to fight over a loaf of bread with the resident rats. He now loves to give kisses, and is very vocal when he wants to go for a walk!”

Place of birth
Israel
Location
Canada
From
Dog Tales Rescue & Sanctuary, King City, ON, Canada

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

28.8% Samoyed
15.4% German Shepherd Dog
13.2% Siberian Husky
10.1% Miniature Pinscher
8.6% Keeshond
6.1% Doberman Pinscher
17.8% Supermutt

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

Samoyed Samoyed
A working breed, the Samoyed can be strong-willed at times, but above all they remain friendly, gentle, and devoted family dogs. The Samoyed was originally bred to hunt, haul sledges, and herd reindeer. Among the breed’s duties: pack hiking, tracking, and warming their owners by sleeping on top of them at night.
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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.
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Siberian Husky Siberian Husky
Bred initially in Northern Siberia, the Siberian Husky is a medium-sized working dog who is quick and light on their feet. Their moderately compact and well furred body, erect ears and brush tail suggest their Northern heritage. Huskies are very active and energetic and are known for being long distance sled dogs.
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Miniature Pinscher Miniature Pinscher
The Miniature Pinscher is a small breed of dog originating from Germany. The breed's earliest ancestors may have included the German Pinscher mixed with Italian greyhounds and dachshunds.
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Keeshond Keeshond
The Keeshond is one of the friendlies dogs out there. They appear to have a permenant smile on their face. They were originally bred as watchdogs in Holland, but now serve a lovable companions in the home.
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Doberman Pinscher Doberman Pinscher
Doberman Pinscher’s are a strong and athletic breed that are built to guard and protect.
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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness:

0.9 % MEDIUM

Predicted Adult Weight:

56 lbs

Genetic Age:

71 human years

Breed Mix Matches

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DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
Samoyed
German Shepherd Dog
Siberian Husky
Miniature Pinscher
Keeshond
Doberman Pinscher
Supermutt

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Samoyed mix Mixed Samoyed Keeshond / Doberman Pinscher mix German Shepherd Dog mix Siberian Husky / Miniature Pinscher mix Samoyed Samoyed Keeshond mix Doberman Pinscher mix German Shepherd Dog Mixed Siberian Husky Miniature Pinscher

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

Through Damon’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

A1b

Haplotype

A361/409/611

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A1b

Damon’s Haplogroup

This female lineage was very likely one of the original lineages in the wolves that were first domesticated into dogs in Central Asia about 15,000 years ago. Since then, the lineage has been very successful and travelled the globe! Dogs from this group are found in ancient Bronze Age fossils in the Middle East and southern Europe. By the end of the Bronze Age, it became exceedingly common in Europe. These dogs later became many of the dogs that started some of today's most popular breeds, like German Shepherds, Pugs, Whippets, English Sheepdogs and Miniature Schnauzers. During the period of European colonization, the lineage became even more widespread as European dogs followed their owners to far-flung places like South America and Oceania. It's now found in many popular breeds as well as village dogs across the world!

A361/409/611

Damon’s Haplotype

Part of the A1b haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in German Shepherd Dogs, Poodles, and Shiloh Shepherds.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

A1b is the most common haplogroup found in German Shepherds.

Through Damon’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.11

Map

A1a

Damon’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.11

Damon’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Great Pyrenees and Newfoundlands.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

Dogs with A1a lineage travelled during European Colonial times.