Keira Mason

Mixed Breed

“Keira was one of 12 pups to a Lab mother and Australian Shepherd father. She is highly active & intelligent.She does tricks & plays with her puzzles & stuffed toys inside. Outside she tracks & is stubborn. She is cuddly, but can also be very mouthy by chewing objects. Her large eyes shows that she sees everything. Her curiosity and desire to be part of the pack makes her a loving loyal member of the family.”

Place of Birth
Parker, KS, USA
Current Location
Lenexa, Kansas, USA
From
Parker, KS, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

50.0% Australian Shepherd
29.0% Labrador Retriever
9.7% Australian Cattle Dog
5.1% Rottweiler
6.2% Supermutt

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

Australian Shepherd Australian Shepherd
Australian Shepherds are an energetic mid-sized breed that make the perfect 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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Australian Cattle Dog 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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Rottweiler Rottweiler
Originally used for driving cattle and protecting valuable convoys, Rottweilers are now popular family pets as well as guard, police and military dogs.
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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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Australian Shepherd
Labrador Retriever
Australian Cattle Dog
Rottweiler
Supermutt
Changes to this dog’s profile
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  • On 6/30/2020 changed name from "Keira Lynn Mason" to "Keira Mason"
  • On 6/30/2020 changed name from "Keira Mason" to "Keira Lynn Mason"

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Breed Reveal Video

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

Through Keira Mason’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

A1a

Haplotype

A400

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A1a

Keira Mason’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.

A400

Keira Mason’s Haplotype

Part of the A1a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in mixed breed dogs.

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