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Loki

Mixed Breed

“Loki is a goofy velcro dog :] He LOVES playing frisbee and can jump pretty high despite his stocky build. His DNA results were interesting because most assume he is some sort of mini German Shepherd solely because of his coat colors, despite being primarily an ACD with a small percentage (7%) of German Shepherd. His father looked like a purebred ACD and the mother resembled a black collie mix.”

Place of Birth
Cave Creek, Arizona, USA
Current Location
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
From
Cave Creek, Arizona, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

65.6% Australian Cattle Dog
7.0% German Shepherd Dog
5.2% Collie
4.9% Doberman Pinscher
4.8% Chow Chow
3.2% Rottweiler
9.3% Supermutt

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

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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German Shepherd Dog 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 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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Doberman Pinscher Doberman Pinscher
Doberman Pinschers are a strong and athletic breed that are built to guard and protect.
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Chow Chow 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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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

1.1 % MEDIUM Learn More

Predicted Adult Weight
Genetic Age
51 human years Learn More
Based on the date of birth provided

Breed Mix Matches

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A Mix Match of 100 means they are the exact same breed mix!

DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
Australian Cattle Dog
German Shepherd Dog
Collie
Doberman Pinscher
Chow Chow
Rottweiler
Supermutt
Changes to this dog’s profile
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  • On 4/28/2018 changed handle from "loki86" to "loki_bear"
  • On 4/28/2018 changed handle from "loki_bear" to "lokijensen"

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Australian Cattle Dog mix Australian Cattle Dog mix Australian Cattle Dog Chow Chow / Australian Cattle Dog mix Australian Cattle Dog German Shepherd Dog / Collie mix Australian Cattle Dog Australian Cattle Dog Chow Chow mix Australian Cattle Dog Australian Cattle Dog Australian Cattle Dog German Shepherd Dog mix Collie mix

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.

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

A1e

Haplotype

A225

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A1e

Loki’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!

A225

Loki’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1e haplogroup, we have spotted this haplotype in village dogs in South America and Papua New Guinea. Among breeds, we see this haplotype most frequently in Border Collies, Australian Cattle Dogs, and Australian Shepherd Dogs.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

Irish Wolfhounds are a consistent carrier of A1e.

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

A1a

Haplotype

H1a.20

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A1a

Loki’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.20

Loki’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs in village dogs throughout the world (outside of Asia). It is quite common in breed dogs, occurring frequently in Golden Retrievers, Irish Wolfhounds, Scottish Terriers, Border Collies, and Mastiffs.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

Dogs with A1a lineage travelled during European Colonial times.