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  • Photo of Leopold Caterpillar, an American Pit Bull Terrier, Chow Chow, Miniature Schnauzer, American Eskimo Dog, Australian Cattle Dog, and Mixed mix in San Diego, San Diego County, CA, USA Photo of Leopold Caterpillar, an American Pit Bull Terrier, Chow Chow, Miniature Schnauzer, American Eskimo Dog, Australian Cattle Dog, and Mixed mix in San Diego, San Diego County, CA, USA

“Leo was adopted as "Caterpillar" from the Helen Woodward Animal Center in San Diego county in 2007 at 8 weeks old! We were told he was a Jack Russell/Dachshund mix. He's 34 pounds. Leo is the most loving dog (except when his little brother tries to steal his food). When he greets us at the door, he is so excited his whole body wiggles! Leo is an avid napper, yard patroller, and food burglar. He enjoys eating and following his mom wherever she goes more than anything.”

Place of Birth

San Diego, San Diego County, CA, USA

Current Location

Vallejo, California, USA

From

Helen Woodward Animal Center, El Apajo, Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

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Registration

Microchip: 095075842

Genetic Breed Result

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

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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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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Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzers are an alert and spirited breed with guard dog tendencies.

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American Eskimo Dog

American Eskimo Dogs belong to the spitz family and they actually came from Germany. They got their start in American circuses due to their intelligence. Today, Eskies make wonderful family pets.

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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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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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Collie

Collies are attractive herding dogs, boasting a beautiful coat while being highly intelligent. They also make for extremely loyal and sweet family pets.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

1.2 % MEDIUM

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
American Pit Bull Terrier
Chow Chow
Miniature Schnauzer
American Eskimo Dog
Australian Cattle Dog
German Shepherd Dog
Collie
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Leopold Caterpillar
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Mixed German Shepherd Dog / American Eskimo Dog mix Miniature Schnauzer / American Pit Bull Terrier mix Chow Chow / American Eskimo Dog mix American Pit Bull Terrier / Miniature Schnauzer mix German Shepherd Dog mix American Eskimo Dog mix Miniature Schnauzer mix American Pit Bull Terrier mix Chow Chow American Eskimo Dog mix American Pit Bull Terrier Miniature Schnauzer mix

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

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Through Leopold Caterpillar’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

B1

Haplotype

B81

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B1

Leopold Caterpillar’s Haplogroup

B1 is the second most common maternal lineage in breeds of European or American origin. It is the female line of the majority of Golden Retrievers, Basset Hounds, and Shih Tzus, and about half of Beagles, Pekingese and Toy Poodles. This lineage is also somewhat common among village dogs that carry distinct ancestry from these breeds. We know this is a result of B1 dogs being common amongst the European dogs that their conquering owners brought around the world, because nowhere on earth is it a very common lineage in village dogs. It even enables us to trace the path of (human) colonization: Because most Bichons are B1 and Bichons are popular in Spanish culture, B1 is now fairly common among village dogs in Latin America.

B81

Leopold Caterpillar’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in Shih Tzus, Chihuahuas, and Poodles.

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The B1 haplogroup can be found in village dogs like the Peruvian Village Dog, pictured above.

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Through Leopold Caterpillar’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.7

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A1a

Leopold Caterpillar’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.7

Leopold Caterpillar’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1a haplogroup, this haplotype is found in village dogs throughout the world (including Asia, which is uncommon for A1a’s). We also see it in 10 of our breeds, including most frequently in English Springer Spaniel, Maltese, Havanese, and Rottweiler.

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Dogs with A1a lineage travelled during European Colonial times.

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