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Lyza

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“Lyza was rescued from Texas and endured a 16 hour drive up to Michigan. She hated car rides as a puppy, but its become one of her favorite things to do. :) Lyza thoroughly enjoys chasing her tail, digging holes, and tug-o-war. She is a very smart girl and she loves people and other animals. She’s an aggressive chewer (her toys don’t last very long and she’s got to be supervised with most of them), she’s super weird, and I love her. 😬”

Place of Birth

Texas, USA

Current Location

Waterford Twp, Michigan, USA

From

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Embark Supermutt analysis

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

Catahoula Leopard Dog

The Catahoula Leopard Dog is an American working breed with origins in Louisiana. These guys come in a patchwork of colors and patterns, giving them their trademark look. They are primarily a working dog, but can make good companions with intensive socialization from an early age.

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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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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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Great Pyrenees

The Great Pyrenees is an exceptionally loving dog whose primary function is to protect sheep, goats, livestock, people, children, grass, flowers, the moon, lawn furniture, etc., from any real or imaginary predators that may intrude on your personal space. They have a strong build and an amazing thick white coat that exudes elegance and majesty. They make a great family dog because of their intelligence and steady temperament.

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American Staffordshire Terrier

American Staffordshire Terriers are powerful but playful dogs that are both loyal and affectionate with their owners.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

0.6 % LOW

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Catahoula Leopard Dog
American Pit Bull Terrier
German Shepherd Dog
Great Pyrenees
American Staffordshire Terrier
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Changes to this dog’s profile
  • On 2/7/2022 changed handle from "lyza3" to "lyzaa"

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Catahoula Leopard Dog mix Catahoula Leopard Dog mix German Shepherd Dog / Great Pyrenees mix Catahoula Leopard Dog American Pit Bull Terrier / American Staffordshire Terrier mix Catahoula Leopard Dog Catahoula Leopard Dog mix German Shepherd Dog Great Pyrenees Catahoula Leopard Dog Catahoula Leopard Dog American Pit Bull Terrier American Staffordshire Terrier mix

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

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Through Lyza’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

C1

Haplotype

C39

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C1

Lyza’s Haplogroup

Congratulations, C1 is a very exotic female lineage! It is more closely associated with maternal lineages found in wolves, foxes and jackals than with other dog lineages. So it seems dogs in this group have a common male dog ancestor who, many thousands of years ago, mated with a female wolf! This is not a common lineage in any breed, though a good number of German Shepherds and Doberman Pinchers are C1. It is also found in breeds as diverse as Peruvian Inca Orchids and Pekingese; it is rarely found amongst Labrador Retrievers, Border Collies, Siberian Huskies, or Cocker Spaniels. Despite its fascinating origins, it is widely distributed around the globe, and even shows up frequently among Peruvian village dogs. It almost certainly survived at low frequency in Europe for millennia and then was dispersed outside of Europe by colonialism, though not as successfully as some other lineages.

C39

Lyza’s Haplotype

Part of the C1 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in Pomerianians and Xoloitzcuintli.

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The C1 maternal line is commonly found in Jackals.

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

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