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  • Katie, a Miniature Pinscher and American Pit Bull Terrier mix tested with EmbarkVet.com Katie, a Miniature Pinscher and American Pit Bull Terrier mix tested with EmbarkVet.com
    I am my parent's precious angel....

“Katie is incredibly smart, and loving with her family. She is an amazing 20 lb. guard dog who distrusts other humans, and acts like she's 90 lbs. Friendly to dogs though! Absolutely perfect off leash (Coyotes in the neighborhood don't allow for that though). She curls up on the couch between our outstretched legs. Sleeps cradled against my chest. She is bossy and fierce. She is a finicky eater. She is simply wonderful. "Brother" Roscoe, 60 lbs., follows her lead.”

Current Location

Freedom, Wyoming, USA

From

Brea, California, USA

This dog has been viewed and been given 15 wags

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:

Miniature Pinscher

The Miniature Pinscher is a small breed of dog originating from Germany. The breed's earliest ancestors may have included the German Pinscher mixed with Italian greyhounds and dachshunds.

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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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Scottish Terrier

The Scottish Terrier may be small, but the breed earned its nickname “the Diehard” for a reason—they have the attitude and resilience of a true terrier. These sturdy, compact dogs make clever, feisty companions. Their characteristic beard and mustache lend them a dignified expression.

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Chow Chow

This distinctive-looking dog breed has a proud, independent spirit that some describe as catlike. Often aloof and suspicious of strangers, the Chow Chow may not be a cuddle buddy, but for the right person, they are a fiercely loyal 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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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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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Miniature Pinscher
American Pit Bull Terrier
Scottish Terrier
Chow Chow
German Shepherd Dog
Cocker Spaniel
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Katie
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Miniature Pinscher mix American Pit Bull Terrier / Cocker Spaniel mix Chow Chow / German Shepherd Dog mix Miniature Pinscher Miniature Pinscher / Scottish Terrier mix American Pit Bull Terrier Cocker Spaniel mix Chow Chow mix German Shepherd Dog mix Miniature Pinscher Miniature Pinscher Miniature Pinscher Scottish Terrier

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

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Through Katie’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

A4

Haplotype

A210

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A4

Katie’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.

A210

Katie’s Haplotype

Part of the small A4 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Chihuahuas and Maltese.

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The popular Chihuahua breed descends from the A4 maternal line.

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

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