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Diego

Mixed Breed

  • Photo of Diego, a Mastiff, German Shepherd Dog, and American Pit Bull Terrier mix in Las Vegas, NV, USA Photo of Diego, a Mastiff, German Shepherd Dog, and American Pit Bull Terrier mix in Las Vegas, NV, USA
    Going to find out who I am

“My doggy mom was rescued by humans at Vegas Roots Rescue in Las Vegas, NV when she was pregnant with me and my 3 siblings. I was the only pup that made it past the brith, on January 25, 2020, and had to be separated from my mama young so I was safe. I found my forever family on March 2, 2020 which includes a human sister who is 6 years old! I can’t wait to grow up with my sister and my family who loves me so much!”

Place of Birth
Las Vegas, NV, USA
Current Location
Las Vegas, NV, USA
From
Las Vegas, NV, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

32.3% Mastiff
29.0% German Shepherd Dog
25.5% American Pit Bull Terrier
8.3% American Staffordshire Terrier
4.9% Siberian Husky
Mastiff Mastiff
Mastiffs are large but lovable dogs, known for their friendly and protective family characteristics.
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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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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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American Staffordshire Terrier American Staffordshire Terrier
American Staffordshire Terriers are powerful but playful dogs that are both loyal and affectionate with their owners.
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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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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

1.2 % MEDIUM Learn More

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:
Mastiff
German Shepherd Dog
American Pit Bull Terrier
American Staffordshire Terrier
Siberian Husky

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS American Pit Bull Terrier mix Mastiff mix American Pit Bull Terrier German Shepherd Dog / American Staffordshire Terrier mix Mastiff German Shepherd Dog / Mastiff mix American Pit Bull Terrier American Pit Bull Terrier German Shepherd Dog American Staffordshire Terrier mix Mastiff Mastiff German Shepherd Dog Mastiff mix

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

Through Diego’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

Diego’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

Diego’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 Diego’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

A1b

Haplotype

Ha.43

Map

A1b

Diego’s Haplogroup

For most of dog history, this haplogroup was probably quite rare. However, a couple hundred years ago it seems to have found its way into a prized male guard dog in Europe who had many offspring, including the ancestors of many European guard breeds such as Doberman Pinchers, St. Bernards, and Great Danes. Despite being rare, many of the most imposing dogs on Earth have it; strangely, so do many Pomeranians! Perhaps this explains why some Poms are so tough, acting like they're ten times their actual size! This lineage is most commonly found in working dogs, in particular guard dogs. With origins in Europe, it spread widely across other regions as Europeans took their dogs across the world.

Ha.43

Diego’s Haplotype

Part of the A1b haplogroup, the Ha.43 haplotype occurs most commonly in Great Danes, Portuguese Podengo Pequenos and Rhodesian Ridgebacks. We've also spotted it in American Village Dogs.

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Great Danes and Pomeranians have this in common!