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  • Photo of Jax, a Rhodesian Ridgeback, Boxer, Catahoula Leopard Dog, German Shepherd Dog, and Australian Cattle Dog mix in Kentucky, USA Photo of Jax, a Rhodesian Ridgeback, Boxer, Catahoula Leopard Dog, German Shepherd Dog, and Australian Cattle Dog mix in Kentucky, USA

“We fostered his mom and her entire litter of 7 puppies. He was the only boy in the litter, the only one with one blue eye, and the only one with white and brown markings. Our friend adopted his mom so we get to see her all time. He is very high energy and will play fetch for hours.”

Place of Birth

Kentucky, USA

Current Location

Evansville, Indiana, USA

From

Warrick Humane Society, South Vann Road, Newburgh, Warrick County, IN, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

Rhodesian Ridgeback

Rhodesian Ridgebacks, instantly recognizable by their ridge of hair along their back, are hunting dogs that have adapted over time to become loyal and protective family companions.

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Boxer

Developed in Germany, the Boxer is a popular family dog: patient, loyal and smart-requiring lots of exercise and proper training. For active families or owners looking for a rambunctious jogging buddy, Boxers may be the perfect breed. Boxers delight their humans with their sense of humor and affectionate nature.

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Catahoula Leopard Dog

The Catahoula Leopard Dog is an American working breed with origins in Louisiana. These guys come in a patchwork of colors and patterns, giving them their trademark look. They are primarily a working dog, but can make good companions with intensive socialization from an early age.

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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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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

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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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

0.6 % LOW

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Rhodesian Ridgeback
Boxer
Catahoula Leopard Dog
German Shepherd Dog
Australian Cattle Dog
Beagle
Supermutt

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Jax
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Rhodesian Ridgeback mix Mixed Rhodesian Ridgeback Catahoula Leopard Dog mix Boxer / Beagle mix German Shepherd Dog / Australian Cattle Dog mix Rhodesian Ridgeback Rhodesian Ridgeback Catahoula Leopard Dog Catahoula Leopard Dog mix Boxer Beagle mix German Shepherd Dog Australian Cattle Dog

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

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Through Jax’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

A1a

Haplotype

A382

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A1a

Jax’s Haplogroup

A1a is the most common maternal lineage among Western dogs. This lineage traveled from the site of dog domestication in Central Asia to Europe along with an early dog expansion perhaps 10,000 years ago. It hung around in European village dogs for many millennia. Then, about 300 years ago, some of the prized females in the line were chosen as the founding dogs for several dog breeds. That set in motion a huge expansion of this lineage. It's now the maternal lineage of the overwhelming majority of Mastiffs, Labrador Retrievers and Gordon Setters. About half of Boxers and less than half of Shar-Pei dogs descend from the A1a line. It is also common across the world among village dogs, a legacy of European colonialism.

A382

Jax’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, and Chesapeake Bay Retrievers.

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Through Jax’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

D

Haplotype

H7.4

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D

Jax’s Haplogroup

The D paternal lineage is very common in well-known populations of dogs. Breeds belonging to the D lineage likely have direct male ancestors that can be traced all the way back to the origin of domestic dogs themselves! One popular breed that commonly sports a D lineage is the Boxer. Boxers were developed in the late 19th century from Mastiff dogs, so it is no surprise that D is well represented among Mastiffs, Bulldogs, as well as Terriers. Intriguingly, D is also found among Lhasa Apsos, an ancient Tibetan breed, and Afghan Hounds. While the presence of this lineage in Polynesia or the New World can be chalked up to interbreeding with European dogs brought during voyages of discovery or later settlement, D is also well represented among village dog populations in the Middle East and Africa. If the fact that we find dogs bearing a D lineage in the Middle East (not to mention the large amount of diversity among Middle Eastern D lineage males) is any indication of ancient residence in that region, then the presence among Oceanian village dogs is peculiar. Rather, it may be that D is part of a broader Eurasian group of ancient paternal lineages which disappeared from the eastern portion of its original range, persisting in the island of New Guinea as well as West Asia and Africa. With the rise of Mastiff breeds, the D lineage received a new life as it became common among many types of working dogs.

H7.4

Jax’s Haplotype

Part of the D haplogroup, the H7.4 haplotype occurs most commonly in Tibetan Terriers, Afghan Hounds and Salukis. We've also spotted it in Middle Eastern Village Dogs.

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The D paternal lineage is common in Boxers.

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