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Jaci

Mixed Breed

  • Photo of Jaci, a Rat Terrier, Collie, Boston Terrier, Australian Cattle Dog, and Mixed mix in Tennessee, USA Photo of Jaci, a Rat Terrier, Collie, Boston Terrier, Australian Cattle Dog, and Mixed mix in Tennessee, USA

“2 1/2 year old girl from Tennessee who weighs about 35lbs. She has a bigger bark than she should for her size and she has an interesting seal coat where the sides of her abdomen look reddish-brown in direct sunlight. Another 2 interesting things about her is that she has a prominent ridge and occiput on the back of her head and a sickle type tail. She's very nervous in unfamiliar situations but likes all dogs and people once she understands they're nice. An all-around good girl.”

Place of Birth
Tennessee, USA
Current Location
New Jersey, USA
From
New Jersey, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

20.3% Rat Terrier
18.6% Collie
15.6% Boston Terrier
10.9% Australian Cattle Dog
9.2% Beagle
8.4% Australian Shepherd
4.9% Smooth Fox Terrier
12.1% Supermutt

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

Rat Terrier Rat Terrier
The Rat Terrier is an American dog breed with a background as a farm dog and hunting companion.
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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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Boston Terrier Boston Terrier
Boston Terriers are lively, intelligent and friendly. Although a small dog, they are strong and sturdy.
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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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Beagle 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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Australian Shepherd Australian Shepherd
Australian Shepherds are an energetic mid-sized breed that make the perfect companion.
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Smooth Fox Terrier Smooth Fox Terrier
The Smooth Fox Terrier has the distinction of being the first terrier recognized by the Kennel Club in the United Kingdom. Doesn’t sound impressive? Well, it is! The breed received this honor in 1875, which is a good deal earlier than most other breeds, terrier or not. Their notoriety stems partly from the fact that they have been a popular and distinct breed for quite some time, at least since the 18th century. They made their way to the United States not long after, and they were officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885.
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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

0.9 % MEDIUM Learn More

Breed Mix Matches

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A Mix Match of 100 means they are the exact same breed mix!

DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
Rat Terrier
Collie
Boston Terrier
Australian Cattle Dog
Beagle
Australian Shepherd
Smooth Fox Terrier
Supermutt

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Mixed Collie / Australian Shepherd mix Australian Cattle Dog mix Rat Terrier / Smooth Fox Terrier mix Boston Terrier / Beagle mix Collie Australian Shepherd mix Australian Cattle Dog Mixed Rat Terrier Smooth Fox Terrier mix Boston Terrier Beagle mix

Breed Reveal Video

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

Through Jaci’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

A1e

Haplotype

A236

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A1e

Jaci’s Haplogroup

This female lineage likely stems from some of the original Central Asian wolves that were domesticated into modern dogs starting about 15,000 years ago. It seemed to be a fairly rare dog line for most of dog history until the past 300 years, when the lineage seemed to “explode” out and spread quickly. What really separates this group from the pack is its presence in Alaskan village dogs and Samoyeds. It is possible that this was an indigenous lineage brought to the Americas from Siberia when people were first starting to make that trip themselves! We see this lineage pop up in overwhelming numbers of Irish Wolfhounds, and it also occurs frequently in popular large breeds like Bernese Mountain Dogs, Saint Bernards and Great Danes. Shetland Sheepdogs are also common members of this maternal line, and we see it a lot in Boxers, too. Though it may be all mixed up with European dogs thanks to recent breeding events, its origins in the Americas makes it a very exciting lineage for sure!

A236

Jaci’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1e haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Border Collies. It’s a rare find!

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

Irish Wolfhounds are a consistent carrier of A1e.

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