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Louie

Mixed Breed

  • Photo of Louie, an Australian Cattle Dog, English Shepherd, and English Springer Spaniel mix in Georgia, USA Photo of Louie, an Australian Cattle Dog, English Shepherd, and English Springer Spaniel mix in Georgia, USA
    Doin’ a handsome.

“Lou barks for the first two blocks of his walkie, every time. He likes to greet all of his neighborhood frens. He loves to play with his herding ball, he will push it around for hours if you let him. He’s very energetic but also loves to snuggle.”

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@MeAndYouAndADogNamedLou

Place of Birth
Georgia, USA
Current Location
St Paul, Minnesota, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

50.0% Australian Cattle Dog
23.8% English Shepherd
14.5% English Springer Spaniel
5.9% Miniature Schnauzer
5.8% German Shepherd Dog
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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English Shepherd English Shepherd
A farmer's helper, a loyal companion, a child's shadow: The English Shepherd.
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English Springer Spaniel English Springer Spaniel
English Springer Spaniels are an energetic and loyal companion dog, bred for hunting but also popular among families.
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Miniature Schnauzer Miniature Schnauzer
Miniature Schnauzers are an alert and spirited breed with guard dog tendencies.
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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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DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
Australian Cattle Dog
English Shepherd
English Springer Spaniel
Miniature Schnauzer
German Shepherd Dog

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Breed Reveal Video

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

Through Louie’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

C2

Haplotype

C41

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C2

Louie’s Haplogroup

C2 is a very old female lineage found more commonly among English Setters, English Bulldogs, and American Eskimo Dogs. We also see C2 in village dogs in South Asia. Rather than having a few characteristic breeds representing this lineage particularly well, it is present in a few uncommon individuals of many different breeds. Unlike some European breed lineages that have seen skyrocketing popularity along the path to the modern dogs we see today, C2 tends to reflect the deep history of man's best friend.

C41

Louie’s Haplotype

Part of the C2 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in mixed breed dogs.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

You can often find his haplogroup in the lovable English Bulldog.

Through Louie’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

A2b

Haplotype

Hc.13

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A2b

Louie’s Haplogroup

A2b appears to have split a few times in succession, which means that some of the Central Asian male ancestors of this lineage went their separate ways before their respective Y chromosomes made their rounds. There is not much diversity in this lineage, meaning that it has only begun to take off recently. Two iconic breeds, the Dachshund and Bloodhound, represent this lineage well. Over half of Rottweilers are A2b, as are the majority of Labrador Retrievers and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. While A2a is restricted mostly to East Asia, this paternal line is also found among European breeds.

Hc.13

Louie’s Haplotype

Part of the A2b haplogroup, the Hc.13 haplotype occurs most commonly in American Eskimo Dogs and Staffordshire Terriers. We've also spotted it in American Village Dogs.

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A2b is found in the Daschund breed.