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Earl

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  • Earl, an Airedale Terrier and German Shepherd Dog mix tested with EmbarkVet.com Earl, an Airedale Terrier and German Shepherd Dog mix tested with EmbarkVet.com
    Around when we first got him. His coat is black, brown, grey and white

“We adopted him from a shelter February 1st 2020. His coat has gone from all black to more brown and grey in certain areas. Him and his siblings were surrendered from a breeder in West Virginia. He’s just a very goofy gentle giant and absolutely loves other dog.”

Place of Birth

United States

Current Location

Ellicott City, Maryland, USA

From

Small Miracles Cat & Dog Rescue, Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD, USA

This dog has been viewed and been given 22 wags

Genetic Breed Result

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Airedale Terrier

The Airedale Terrier earned its nickname of the “king of terriers” by being the largest terrier breed. This breed’s dignified beard and mustache give it a regal expression. For the right owner, the Airedale Terrier makes a versatile, intelligent, and determined companion or working dog. They are an active breed and will shine in canine sports, work, or as a jogging partner.

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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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German Wirehaired Pointer

The German Wirehaired Pointer is a German breed that was born to work. These guys need a job that will stimulate their high intelligence. They were bred as hunting dogs but also make great companions.

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Mastiff

Mastiffs are large but lovable dogs, known for their friendly and protective family characteristics.

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Airedale Terrier
German Shepherd Dog
German Wirehaired Pointer
Mastiff

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While there may be other possible configurations of his family’s relationships, this is the most likely family tree to explain Earl’s breed mix.

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Through Earl’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

C1

Haplotype

C27/37

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C1

Earl’s Haplogroup

Congratulations, C1 is a very exotic female lineage! It is more closely associated with maternal lineages found in wolves, foxes and jackals than with other dog lineages. So it seems dogs in this group have a common male dog ancestor who, many thousands of years ago, mated with a female wolf! This is not a common lineage in any breed, though a good number of German Shepherds and Doberman Pinchers are C1. It is also found in breeds as diverse as Peruvian Inca Orchids and Pekingese; it is rarely found amongst Labrador Retrievers, Border Collies, Siberian Huskies, or Cocker Spaniels. Despite its fascinating origins, it is widely distributed around the globe, and even shows up frequently among Peruvian village dogs. It almost certainly survived at low frequency in Europe for millennia and then was dispersed outside of Europe by colonialism, though not as successfully as some other lineages.

C27/37

Earl’s Haplotype

A member of the C1 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most often in German Shepherd Dogs and Siberian Huskies.

The C1 maternal line is commonly found in Jackals.

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Through Earl’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.42

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A1a

Earl’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.42

Earl’s Haplotype

Part of the A1a haplogroup, the H1a.42 haplotype occurs most commonly in Airedale Terriers, Lagotto Romagnolos and American Pit Bull Terriers.

Dogs with A1a lineage travelled during European Colonial times.

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