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Gunner

Mixed Breed

“After being attacked by bigger dogs, Gunner's mother dragged him into the culvert. When he was found, he was immediately taken to the vet to assess his injuries. During the weeks of casting his arm and a surgery to correct elbow dysplasia, he was a real trooper. He was your typical, curly-tailed puppy, playing and running (somewhat awkwardly with his cast on). Gunner is now a healthy, happy pup. He's full of personality, stubborn, VERY vocal when he wants something, loves to play with his sister”

Location
Porter, Texas, USA
From
Houston, Texas, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

19.7% Labrador Retriever
17.3% American Pit Bull Terrier
15.0% Chow Chow
11.3% Australian Cattle Dog
10.1% Rottweiler
6.3% Boxer
5.2% German Shepherd Dog
15.1% Supermutt

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

Labrador Retriever 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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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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Chow Chow Chow Chow
This distinctive-looking dog breed has a proud, independent spirit that some describe as catlike. Often aloof and suspicious of strangers, the Chow Chow may not be a cuddle buddy, but for the right person, they are a fiercely loyal companion.
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Australian Cattle Dog 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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Rottweiler 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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Boxer Boxer
Developed in Germany, the Boxer is a popular family dog-patient, loyal and smart-requiring lots of exercise and proper training.
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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.
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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

1.1 % MEDIUM Learn More

Predicted Adult Weight

57 lbs Learn More

Genetic Age
35 human years Learn More
Based on the date of birth you provided

Breed Mix Matches

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DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
Labrador Retriever
American Pit Bull Terrier
Chow Chow
Australian Cattle Dog
Rottweiler
Boxer
German Shepherd Dog
Supermutt

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

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

Through Gunner’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

A1a

Haplotype

A17

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A1a

Gunner’s Haplogroup

A1a is the most common maternal lineage among Western dogs. This lineage traveled from the site of dog domestication in Central Asia to Europe along with an early dog expansion perhaps 10,000 years ago. It hung around in European village dogs for many millennia. Then, about 300 years ago, some of the prized females in the line were chosen as the founding dogs for several dog breeds. That set in motion a huge expansion of this lineage. It's now the maternal lineage of the overwhelming majority of Mastiffs, Labrador Retrievers and Gordon Setters. About half of Boxers and less than half of Shar-Pei dogs descend from the A1a line. It is also common across the world among village dogs, a legacy of European colonialism.

A17

Gunner’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1a haplogroup, this common haplotype is found in village dogs across the globe. Among breed dogs, we find it most frequently in Labrador Retrievers, Boxers, and Mastiffs.

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Shar Pei dogs think A1a is the coolest!

Through Gunner’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

C

Haplotype

Hb.3

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C

Gunner’s Haplogroup

C is a relatively rare paternal lineage. The dog populations which bear C are a disparate bunch. The Akita and Shiba Inu are Japanese breeds, the former of which seems to have roots in the Jomon population of hunter-gatherers which were present in the islands of Japan before the ancestors of the modern Japanese arrived. The New Guinea Singing Dog, Samoyed, and Alaska Malamute are all disparate breeds that also represent the C lineage. One village dog from Peru also bore this lineage. This wide distribution and diversity suggest C is not a recently expanded lineage. It likely represents a canid lineage which diversified sometime around the Last Glacial Maximum, when the dogs of Siberia and Oceania split off and went their separate ways.

Hb.3

Gunner’s Haplotype

Part of the C haplogroup, we have spotted this haplotype in village dogs in Peru. In breed dogs, this haplotype is confined to the Samoyed and Keeshond, making it a rare find!

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

The Shiba Inu descends from this relativey rare haplogroup.