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Jack

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“Jack joined our family when he was 9 months old after living outside a car wash in Houston. He is a fiercely loyal, spunky, cuddly little guy! He loves his big dog sister Millie, cat sister Katniss, and human sister Grace. He has corn chip paws (if you know you know). He does not like trash cans, waking up, or walking past sewer drains. He loves everyone he meets, and has brought so much joy into our lives!”

Place of Birth

Houston, Texas, USA

Current Location

Tomball, Texas, USA

From

Spring, Texas, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Embark Supermutt analysis

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

Chihuahua

Chihuahuas have a huge personality that defies their tiny frame, known to be highly active and intelligent canines.

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Poodle (Small)

A highly intelligent and playful dog, Miniature and Toy Poodles make for great lap dogs and companions.

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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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Shih Tzu

This ancient breed is the perfect lapdog. Sweet and easygoing, they want nothing more than to be close to their humans.

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Rat Terrier

The Rat Terrier is an American dog breed with a background as a farm dog and hunting companion.

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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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Genetic Stats

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Chihuahua
Poodle (Small)
American Pit Bull Terrier
Shih Tzu
Rat Terrier
German Shepherd Dog
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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Mixed Chihuahua / Poodle (Small) mix Shih Tzu / Rat Terrier mix Chihuahua / Poodle (Small) mix American Pit Bull Terrier / German Shepherd Dog mix Chihuahua Poodle (Small) mix Shih Tzu Rat Terrier mix Chihuahua Poodle (Small) American Pit Bull Terrier German Shepherd Dog mix

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

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Through Jack’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

B1

Haplotype

B81

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B1

Jack’s Haplogroup

B1 is the second most common maternal lineage in breeds of European or American origin. It is the female line of the majority of Golden Retrievers, Basset Hounds, and Shih Tzus, and about half of Beagles, Pekingese and Toy Poodles. This lineage is also somewhat common among village dogs that carry distinct ancestry from these breeds. We know this is a result of B1 dogs being common amongst the European dogs that their conquering owners brought around the world, because nowhere on earth is it a very common lineage in village dogs. It even enables us to trace the path of (human) colonization: Because most Bichons are B1 and Bichons are popular in Spanish culture, B1 is now fairly common among village dogs in Latin America.

B81

Jack’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in Shih Tzus, Chihuahuas, and Poodles.

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The B1 haplogroup can be found in village dogs like the Peruvian Village Dog, pictured above.

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Through Jack’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

A2b

Haplotype

Hc.16

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A2b

Jack’s Haplogroup

A2b appears to have split a few times in succession, which means that some of the Central Asian male ancestors of this lineage went their separate ways before their respective Y chromosomes made their rounds. There is not much diversity in this lineage, meaning that it has only begun to take off recently. Two iconic breeds, the Dachshund and Bloodhound, represent this lineage well. Over half of Rottweilers are A2b, as are the majority of Labrador Retrievers and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. While A2a is restricted mostly to East Asia, this paternal line is also found among European breeds.

Hc.16

Jack’s Haplotype

Part of the A2b haplogroup, the Hc.16 haplotype occurs most commonly in Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers and Australian Cattle Dogs.

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A2b is found in the Daschund breed.

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