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Luna

Mixed Breed

“We adopted Luna in Sept. 2019. Luna was transported to Upstate New York from Alabama after being at a shelter down there with her newborn pups (est.dob 7/2019). It's unclear if she was a stray or if somebody dumped her once she was pregnant. :( She got to the shelter down there in August 2019 where they estimated her to be 2 or 3 yrs old, so we use her intake month as her "Birthday"(8/2017). She makes the cutest noise when she yawns and she's always on the lookout for squirrels! We LOVE her!!!”

Place of Birth
Alabama, USA
Current Location
Ithaca, New York, USA
From
Lincoln, Alabama, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

36.1% German Shepherd Dog
20.6% American Pit Bull Terrier
13.9% Akita
29.4% Supermutt

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

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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American Pit Bull Terrier 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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Akita Akita
The Akita is a large breed of dog originating from the mountainous northern regions of Japan.
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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

0.9 % MEDIUM Learn More

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:
German Shepherd Dog
American Pit Bull Terrier
Akita
Supermutt

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS German Shepherd Dog mix Mixed German Shepherd Dog Akita / German Shepherd Dog mix American Pit Bull Terrier mix Mixed German Shepherd Dog German Shepherd Dog Akita German Shepherd Dog American Pit Bull Terrier American Pit Bull Terrier mix Mixed Mixed

Breed Reveal Video

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

Through Luna’s mitochondrial DNA we can trace her mother’s ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. This map helps you visualize the routes that her ancestors took to your home. Their story is described below the map.

Haplogroup

A1d

Haplotype

A426

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A1d

Luna’s Haplogroup

This female lineage can be traced back about 15,000 years to some of the original Central Asian wolves that were domesticated into modern dogs. The early females that represent this lineage were likely taken into Eurasia, where they spread rapidly. As a result, many modern breed and village dogs from the Americas, Africa, through Asia and down into Oceania belong to this group! This widespread lineage is not limited to a select few breeds, but the majority of Rottweilers, Afghan Hounds and Wirehaired Pointing Griffons belong to it. It is also the most common female lineage among Papillons, Samoyeds and Jack Russell Terriers. Considering its occurrence in breeds as diverse as Afghan Hounds and Samoyeds, some of this is likely ancient variation. But because of its presence in many modern European breeds, much of its diversity likely can be attributed to much more recent breeding.

A426

Luna’s Haplotype

Part of the A1d haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in mixed-breed dogs.

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The vast majority of Rottweilers have the A1d haplogroup.

The Paternal Haplotype reveals a dog’s deep ancestral lineage, stretching back thousands of years to the original domestication of dogs.

Are you looking for information on the breeds that Luna inherited from her mom and dad? Check out her breed breakdown and family tree.

Paternal Haplotype is determined by looking at a dog’s Y-chromosome—but not all dogs have Y-chromosomes!

Why can’t we show Paternal Haplotype results for female dogs?

All dogs have two sex chromosomes. Female dogs have two X-chromosomes (XX) and male dogs have one X-chromosome and one Y-chromosome (XY). When having offspring, female (XX) dogs always pass an X-chromosome to their puppy. Male (XY) dogs can pass either an X or a Y-chromosome—if the puppy receives an X-chromosome from its father then it will be a female (XX) puppy and if it receives a Y-chromosome then it will be a male (XY) puppy. As you can see, Y-chromosomes are passed down from a male dog only to its male offspring.

Since Luna is a female (XX) dog, she has no Y-chromosome for us to analyze and determine a paternal haplotype.