Kane

Mixed Breed

“He doesn’t bark, can spin in circles scary fast and jump so high he can touch the top of my head with his nose (I’m 5’11), clumsy, extremely cuddly, always pawing at you like they’re his hands, messiest eater and drinker, had parvo when he was a puppy so his growth was supposed to be stunted but he’s very tall and lanky weighing 65lbs.”

Place of Birth
Tennessee, USA
Current Location
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
From
South Hills Pet Rescue, Old 88, South Park Township, PA, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

33.4% German Shorthaired Pointer
31.5% Labrador Retriever
24.4% American Pit Bull Terrier
10.7% Pointer
German Shorthaired Pointer German Shorthaired Pointer
German Shorthaired Pointers are highly intelligent and energetic hunting dogs, while being a very friendly and willing companion.
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Labrador Retriever Labrador Retriever
The Labrador Retriever was bred for hunting and excelled in retrieving game after it was shot down. Known for its gentle disposition and loyalty, the Labrador Retriever has become a favorite of families and breeders alike.
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American Pit Bull Terrier 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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Pointer Pointer
The Pointer is a hard-working bird dog that is happiest when on the hunt. This is a high-energy breed that will be more than a handful for first-time owners. When given a job and plenty of room to run around, the Pointer can make for a wonderful companion.
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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

1.5 % HIGH Learn More

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DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
German Shorthaired Pointer
Labrador Retriever
American Pit Bull Terrier
Pointer

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Mixed German Shorthaired Pointer / Pointer mix Labrador Retriever / American Pit Bull Terrier mix Labrador Retriever / Pointer mix American Pit Bull Terrier / German Shorthaired Pointer mix German Shorthaired Pointer Pointer mix Labrador Retriever American Pit Bull Terrier Labrador Retriever Pointer mix American Pit Bull Terrier German Shorthaired Pointer mix

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

Through Kane’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

A1e

Haplotype

A234

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A1e

Kane’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!

A234

Kane’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1e haplogroup, this haplotype occurs in village dogs in South America, South Asia, and into the South Pacific. Among breeds, we see it in highest frequency among Vizslas, Boxers, and Yorkshire Terriers.

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Irish Wolfhounds are a consistent carrier of A1e.

Through Kane’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.17

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A1a

Kane’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.17

Kane’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Weimaraners and German Shorthaired Pointers.

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Dogs with A1a lineage travelled during European Colonial times.