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“Greatest fetcher ever, will literally barrel down dogs larger than him running after a ball. INCREDIBLY quick to learn new tricks!”

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Genetic Breed Result

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

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

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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Poodle (Small)

A highly intelligent and playful dog, Miniature and Toy Poodles make for great lap dogs and companions.

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Rat Terrier

The Rat Terrier is an American dog breed with a background as a farm dog and hunting companion.

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Cocker Spaniel

Cocker Spaniels are handsome and intelligent hunting dogs that are also well-suited to life as a loving family pet.

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Golden Retriever

Developed as an ideal hunting retriever, the Golden Retriever's eagerness to please and friendliness has made them an extremely popular family pet.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

1.2 % MEDIUM

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Labrador Retriever
Australian Cattle Dog
Poodle (Small)
Rat Terrier
Cocker Spaniel
Golden Retriever
Supermutt

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Luca
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Labrador Retriever mix Mixed Labrador Retriever Australian Cattle Dog / Golden Retriever mix Poodle (Small) / Cocker Spaniel mix Rat Terrier mix Labrador Retriever Labrador Retriever Australian Cattle Dog Golden Retriever mix Poodle (Small) Cocker Spaniel mix Rat Terrier Mixed

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

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Through Luca’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

B84

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B1

Luca’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.

B84

Luca’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in Golden Retrievers, Beagles, and Staffordshire 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 Luca’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

C

Haplotype

H5a.4

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C

Luca’s Haplogroup

C is a relatively rare paternal lineage. The dog populations which bear C are a disparate bunch. The Akita and Shiba Inu are Japanese breeds, the former of which seems to have roots in the Jomon population of hunter-gatherers which were present in the islands of Japan before the ancestors of the modern Japanese arrived. The New Guinea Singing Dog, Samoyed, and Alaska Malamute are all disparate breeds that also represent the C lineage. One village dog from Peru also bore this lineage. This wide distribution and diversity suggest C is not a recently expanded lineage. It likely represents a canid lineage which diversified sometime around the Last Glacial Maximum, when the dogs of Siberia and Oceania split off and went their separate ways.

H5a.4

Luca’s Haplotype

Part of the C haplogroup, the H5a.4 haplotype occurs most commonly in Central Asian Village Dogs. It's a rare find!

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The Shiba Inu descends from this relativey rare haplogroup.

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