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“We adopted Della on April 1, 2017 from a rescue in Temple, TX. She is known to have had a litter of 5 puppies with her coloring and fluffy Great Pyrenees fur in December 2016. Della has loves running with her parents, scaring away delivery drivers, and playing with her toys.”

Place of Birth

Texas, USA

Current Location

Westford, Massachusetts, USA

From

Temple, TX, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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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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Great Pyrenees

The Great Pyrenees is an exceptionally loving dog whose primary function is to protect sheep, goats, livestock, people, children, grass, flowers, the moon, lawn furniture, etc., from any real or imaginary predators that may intrude on your personal space. They have a strong build and an amazing thick white coat that exudes elegance and majesty. They make a great family dog because of their intelligence and steady temperament.

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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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Boxer

Developed in Germany, the Boxer is a popular family dog: patient, loyal and smart-requiring lots of exercise and proper training. For active families or owners looking for a rambunctious jogging buddy, Boxers may be the perfect breed. Boxers delight their humans with their sense of humor and affectionate nature.

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Border Collie

Border Collies are highly energetic and work-oriented herding dogs, whose stamina is matched by their intelligence and alertness. While they excel at the herding they were bred for, many Border Collies also enjoy flyball, obedience, and other canine sports. As long as they have a job to do and are physically and mentally stimulated, Border Collies can make excellent companions for the right owners.

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Bulldog

Originally a bull-baiting dog, bulldogs today are gentle and loving while still carrying the stocky frame of their forbearers.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

0.6 % LOW

Predicted Adult Weight

56 lbs

Genetic Age
56 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
American Pit Bull Terrier
Great Pyrenees
Australian Cattle Dog
Boxer
Border Collie
Bulldog

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Della
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS American Pit Bull Terrier mix Mixed American Pit Bull Terrier Boxer / Bulldog mix Great Pyrenees mix Australian Cattle Dog / Border Collie mix American Pit Bull Terrier American Pit Bull Terrier Boxer Bulldog mix Great Pyrenees Great Pyrenees mix Australian Cattle Dog Border Collie

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

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Through Della’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

A5

Haplotype

A201

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A5

Della’s Haplogroup

A5 is a rare maternal lineage. It is most numerous among the village dogs of Vietnam, though it is also present in the Chow Chow breed. Additionally, it is found in the Carolina Dog, and attests to this population’s origins among the indigenous native dog.

A201

Della’s Haplotype

Part of the A5 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Carolina dogs. It’s a rare find!

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The Chow Chow is a carrier of the rare A5 haplogroup.

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

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