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Jackson aka Jack

Mixed Breed

“Jack was brought up to the Rohnert Park animal shelter from the California Central Valley. I adopted him 2 years ago (the vet guessed he was 1 at the time.) It is the best decision I have ever made. Jack is my best friend and the love of my life. He comes to work with me every day as an ESA dog, and is loved and cherished by everyone he meets. I thank God every day for bringing Jack into my life.”

Current Location
Rohnert Park, California, USA
From
animal shelter near Rohnert Park, CA, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

21.7% Chihuahua
20.8% Cocker Spaniel
16.1% Shih Tzu
13.1% Pekingese
10.4% Poodle (Small)
17.9% Supermutt

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

Chihuahua Chihuahua
Chihuahuas have a huge personality that defies their tiny frame, known to be highly active and intelligent canines.
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Cocker Spaniel 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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Shih Tzu 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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Pekingese Pekingese
Pekingese were dogs bred for centuries to be the prized companions of the imperial family of China. Today they are still cherished family companions and show dogs who greet everyone they meet with dignity and grace.
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Poodle (Small) Poodle (Small)
A highly intelligent and playful dog, Miniature and Toy Poodles make for great lap dogs and companions.
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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

0.9 % MEDIUM Learn More

Breed Mix Matches

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DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
Chihuahua
Cocker Spaniel
Shih Tzu
Pekingese
Poodle (Small)
Supermutt

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Mixed Chihuahua mix Poodle (Small) mix Cocker Spaniel mix Shih Tzu / Pekingese mix Chihuahua Chihuahua mix Poodle (Small) Mixed Cocker Spaniel Cocker Spaniel mix Shih Tzu Pekingese

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

Through Jackson aka 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

A4

Haplotype

A455

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A4

Jackson aka Jack’s Haplogroup

The A4 maternal lineage is fairly rare. It is found in Cocker Spaniels, but A4 is also represented well among East Asian breeds including the Chinese Crested Dog, Shar-Pei and Shih Tzu. Moving away from Asia, it is also found among Chihuahuas (a very old breed!) and village dogs in Peru. This may be a lineage that moved into Western breeds because of their owners' tendencies to mix them up with Eastern breeds in the early modern period.

A455

Jackson aka Jack’s Haplotype

Part of the A4 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in mixed breed dogs.

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The popular Chihuahua breed descends from the A4 maternal line.

Through Jackson aka 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

A1a

Haplotype

H1a.59

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A1a

Jackson aka Jack’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.59

Jackson aka Jack’s Haplotype

Part of the A1a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in European village dogs.

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Dogs with A1a lineage travelled during European Colonial times.