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Dahlia (Dolly)

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“Dolly is 3 years old, adopted by us in March of 2021. She is very sweet- she loves to give endless kisses! Dolly likes to chase rabbits, the poor things. She sheds like crazy, too! When we come home, she greets us with what we call her "goose honk". She likes to talk to you when she's excited. Dolly doesn't pay much attention to play toys, but give her a chew and she'll go to town! Dolly is silly, loving, and always down for an adventure and a car ride. She is definitely a wonderful companion!”

Place of Birth

Alabama, USA

Current Location

Hagerstown, Maryland, USA

From

Martinsburg, WV, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Embark Supermutt analysis

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

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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Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherds are an energetic mid-sized breed that make the perfect companion.

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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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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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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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Rottweiler

Originally used for driving cattle and protecting valuable convoys, Rottweilers are now popular family pets as well as guard, police and military dogs.

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American Staffordshire Terrier

American Staffordshire Terriers are powerful but playful dogs that are both loyal and affectionate with their owners.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

0.3 % LOW

Predicted Adult Weight

47 lbs

Genetic Age
40 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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DNA Breed Origins

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American Pit Bull Terrier
Australian Shepherd
Labrador Retriever
German Shepherd Dog
Boxer
Rottweiler
American Staffordshire Terrier
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Changes to this dog’s profile
  • On 10/18/2021 changed name from "Dolly" to "Dahlia (Dolly)"

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

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Through Dahlia (Dolly)’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

A1b

Haplotype

A268

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A1b

Dahlia (Dolly)’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!

A268

Dahlia (Dolly)’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1b haplogroup, this uncommon haplotype occurs most frequently in Labrador Retrievers and has been spotted less often in Golden Retrievers, Poodles, and Chihuahuas.

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A1b is the most common haplogroup found in German Shepherds.

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

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