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Gus

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“He is a very quirky dog, he makes cute grunting noises when he’s annoyed. He also loves tennis balls and most of all food, he lives to eat. Some of his favorite foods are salmon skin, pumpkin, and lettuce. He will be nine months old on October 25 so he’s still kind of a baby. His best friends name is Kirk and he loves to play with him at the park. He also has a fluffy gold coat with accents of black on his ears and tail, he also looks like he’s wearing eyeliner, it’s sooooo cute!!”

Place of Birth

Gardnerville, Nevada, USA

Current Location

South Lake Tahoe, California, USA

From

Gardnerville, NV, USA

This dog has been viewed and been given 16 wags

Genetic Breed Result

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

Russell-type Terrier

These small, energetic terriers, developed in 19th century England for hunting small game, are now some of the best agility dogs around.

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Cocker Spaniel

Cocker Spaniels are handsome and intelligent hunting dogs that are also well-suited to life as a loving family pet.

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Shetland Sheepdog

Shetland Sheepdogs are a lively, smart and athletic herding dogs that also makes a great family pet.

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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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Golden Retriever

Developed as an ideal hunting retriever, the Golden Retriever's eagerness to please and friendliness has made them an extremely popular family pet.

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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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Bulldog

Originally a bull-baiting dog, bulldogs today are gentle and loving while still carrying the stocky frame of their forbearers.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

0.3 % LOW

Predicted Adult Weight

36 lbs

Genetic Age
34 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Russell-type Terrier
Cocker Spaniel
Shetland Sheepdog
Australian Cattle Dog
Golden Retriever
American Staffordshire Terrier
Bulldog
Supermutt

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Mixed Cocker Spaniel / Australian Cattle Dog mix American Staffordshire Terrier / Bulldog mix Russell-type Terrier / Cocker Spaniel mix Shetland Sheepdog / Golden Retriever mix Cocker Spaniel Australian Cattle Dog American Staffordshire Terrier mix Bulldog mix Russell-type Terrier Cocker Spaniel mix Shetland Sheepdog Golden Retriever

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

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Through Gus’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

C2

Haplotype

C3/14

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C2

Gus’s Haplogroup

C2 is a very old female lineage found more commonly among English Setters, English Bulldogs, and American Eskimo Dogs. We also see C2 in village dogs in South Asia. Rather than having a few characteristic breeds representing this lineage particularly well, it is present in a few uncommon individuals of many different breeds. Unlike some European breed lineages that have seen skyrocketing popularity along the path to the modern dogs we see today, C2 tends to reflect the deep history of man's best friend.

C3/14

Gus’s Haplotype

Part of the C2 haplogroup, this common haplotype occurs most often in English Setters, Cairn Terriers, Labrador Retrievers, and village dogs in Peru, Fiji, and across Africa.

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You can often find his haplogroup in the lovable English Bulldog.

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Through Gus’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.7/H1a.8

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A1a

Gus’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.7/H1a.8

Gus’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1a haplogroup, this very common haplotype occurs in village dogs throughout the world (including southeast Asia, which is uncommon for A1a’s). Among the 25 breeds we see this haplotype in, it occurs most frequently in Labrador Retriever, Vizsla, and English Springer Spaniel.

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Dogs with A1a lineage travelled during European Colonial times.

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