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  • Photo of Gerdy, a Rottweiler, Australian Shepherd, American Pit Bull Terrier, and German Shepherd Dog mix in Lindstrom, Minnesota, USA Photo of Gerdy, a Rottweiler, Australian Shepherd, American Pit Bull Terrier, and German Shepherd Dog mix in Lindstrom, Minnesota, USA
    Caught her mid-blink!

“I rescued Gerdy from the shelter technically but really she did most of the choosing. I had frequented the shelters in search of an extra large male dog for about 9months. On this visit, Gerdy (then known as 'Bird') had walked right up to me in the shelter when I knelt in front of her cage, and one of the volunteers remarked that I was the only person so far that she had taken to. So really she had picked me.”

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Current Location

Lindstrom, Minnesota, USA

From

Animal Humane Society, Main Street Northwest, Coon Rapids, MN, USA

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Registration

Microchip: 0A14193A63

Genetic Breed Result

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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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Australian Shepherd

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

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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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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 Eskimo Dog

American Eskimo Dogs belong to the spitz family and they actually came from Germany. They got their start in American circuses due to their intelligence. Today, Eskies make wonderful family pets.

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Dalmatian

Best known as the star of Disney’s 101 Dalmatians, this sleek and athletic dog breed has a history that goes back several hundred years. He started out as a coach dog but has also served in many other capacities, including hunter, firehouse dog, and circus performer. As charming in life as in film, he goes from gallant to goofy to gallant again in the blink of an eye, and loves to be a part of everything his family does.

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Beagle

The Beagle is a scent hound and a great family pet. They are known for being affectionate and having loud voices.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

1.5 % HIGH

Predicted Adult Weight

46 lbs

Genetic Age
69 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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DNA Breed Origins

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Rottweiler
Australian Shepherd
American Pit Bull Terrier
German Shepherd Dog
American Eskimo Dog
Dalmatian
Beagle

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  • On 3/15/2022 changed handle from "gerdy3" to "gerdtheturd"

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Rottweiler mix Australian Shepherd / German Shepherd Dog mix American Eskimo Dog / Dalmatian mix Rottweiler American Pit Bull Terrier / Rottweiler mix Australian Shepherd German Shepherd Dog American Eskimo Dog mix Dalmatian mix Rottweiler Rottweiler American Pit Bull Terrier Rottweiler mix

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Through Gerdy’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

A414/643

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A1b

Gerdy’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!

A414/643

Gerdy’s Haplotype

Part of the A1b haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in the English Springer Spaniels.

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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.

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

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