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Honey

Mixed Breed

  • Photo of Honey, a Great Pyrenees, Maremma Sheepdog, and Collie mix in Barrie, ON, Canada Photo of Honey, a Great Pyrenees, Maremma Sheepdog, and Collie mix in Barrie, ON, Canada
    4 Month Old Honey

“We got Honey from a litter in Barrie, ON, Canada. We were told we were getting a pup from purebred Golden Retriever and purebred Border Collie parents... Embark told us otherwise! We love her just the same, if not more now! Follow Honey’s adventures on Instagram @_sweet.as_honey”

Instagram tag
@_sweet.as_honey

Place of Birth
Barrie, ON, Canada
Current Location
Port Dover, Ontario, Canada
From
Barrie, ON, Canada

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

68.8% Great Pyrenees
13.6% Maremma Sheepdog
11.6% Collie
6.0% Supermutt

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

Great Pyrenees Great Pyrenees
The Great Pyrenees is an exceptionally loving dog whose primary function is to protect sheep, goats, livestock, people, children, grass, flowers, the moon, lawn furniture, and any real or imaginary predators that may intrude on your personal space. They have a strong build and an amazing thick white coat that exudes elegance and majesty. They make a great family dog because of their intelligence and steady temperament.
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Maremma Sheepdog Maremma Sheepdog
Maremma Sheepdogs are an ancient livestock guardian dog breed known for their serious but affectionate nature.
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Collie Collie
Collies are attractive herding dogs, boasting a beautiful coat while being highly intelligent. They also make for extremely loyal and sweet family pets.
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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

1.2 % MEDIUM Learn More

Breed Mix Matches

Explore other Embark dogs who have breed mixes that are similar to Honey’s.
A Mix Match of 100 means they are the exact same breed mix!

DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
Great Pyrenees
Maremma Sheepdog
Collie
Supermutt

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Great Pyrenees mix Great Pyrenees mix Great Pyrenees Maremma Sheepdog / Collie mix Great Pyrenees Maremma Sheepdog / Collie mix Great Pyrenees Great Pyrenees Maremma Sheepdog mix Collie mix Great Pyrenees Great Pyrenees Maremma Sheepdog mix Collie mix

Breed Reveal Video

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

Through Honey’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

A240

Map

A1b

Honey’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!

A240

Honey’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1b haplogroup, this haplotype has been spotted in village dogs in Portugal, Costa Rica, and Brazil. Among the breeds we have seen it in, it occurs most often in Miniature Schnauzers, Pugs, and Maltese. Not confined to small breeds, we also see this haplotype in Pharaoh Hounds and Ibizan Hounds.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

A1b is the most common haplogroup found in German Shepherds.

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