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  • Photo of Loki, a Mountain Cur, Norwegian Elkhound, American Eskimo Dog, and Mixed mix Photo of Loki, a Mountain Cur, Norwegian Elkhound, American Eskimo Dog, and Mixed mix
    Stuck behind the couch in New York, NY

“Loki. A rescue from Tennessee with strong drives for hunting and herding. Highly active and one of Central Park's fastest dogs. Gentle. Affectionate. Intelligent. Often obedient.”

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Genetic Breed Result

Mixed Breed

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

Mountain Cur

Mountain Curs are an American breed of treeing hound. Developed in the South—particularly Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee—Mountain Curs are an all-American breed that has been prized for years as excellent hunting companions and loyal pets.

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Norwegian Elkhound

The Norwegian Elkhound was the main companion of the Vikings. These guys have been used in almost every role imaginable for a dog. In modern times, they are primarily companion dogs, but they are still used for hunting and herding.

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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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Pomeranian

The Pomeranian is a cocky, animated companion with an extroverted personality.

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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

0.8 % MEDIUM

Predicted Adult Weight

23 lbs

Genetic Age
39 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

Dogs Like Loki

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Mountain Cur
Norwegian Elkhound
American Eskimo Dog
Pomeranian
Collie
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Loki
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Mountain Cur mix Norwegian Elkhound / Collie mix Pomeranian mix Mountain Cur American Eskimo Dog mix Norwegian Elkhound Collie mix Pomeranian mix Mixed Mountain Cur Mountain Cur American Eskimo Dog Mixed

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

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Through Loki’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

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B1c

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B1

Loki’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.

B1c

Loki’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, we have detected this haplotype in Mexico and Lebanon village dogs. Among the 12 breeds that we have spotted this haplotype in, it occurs most frequently in Border Collies, Australian Shepherd Dogs, and West Highland white Terriers.

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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 Loki’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

A1b

Haplotype

Ha.4

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A1b

Loki’s Haplogroup

For most of dog history, this haplogroup was probably quite rare. However, a couple hundred years ago it seems to have found its way into a prized male guard dog in Europe who had many offspring, including the ancestors of many European guard breeds such as Doberman Pinchers, St. Bernards, and Great Danes. Despite being rare, many of the most imposing dogs on Earth have it; strangely, so do many Pomeranians! Perhaps this explains why some Poms are so tough, acting like they're ten times their actual size! This lineage is most commonly found in working dogs, in particular guard dogs. With origins in Europe, it spread widely across other regions as Europeans took their dogs across the world.

Ha.4

Loki’s Haplotype

Part of the A1b haplogroup, this haplotype is found in village dogs in North America and Africa. As for breeds, it occurs most frequently in Miniature Pinscher, Great Dane, and Poodle.

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Great Danes and Pomeranians have this in common!

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