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Maisie

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“Maisie was found as a stray, clearly owned by someone as she was spayed and microchipped, but she was never claimed at the shelter. She was going to be euthanized but my local rescue took her in and that’s how I found her! Maisie is heartworm positive, but she has big plans to become a therapy dog. Maisie is an amazingly snuggly, loving, and smart dog. Fun fact: I met her the day I had interviews to foster a dog for her rescue, but I loved her so much I adopted her right then and there!”

Place of Birth

Columbia, South Carolina, USA

Current Location

Centreville, Virginia, USA

From

Chantilly, VA, USA

This dog has been viewed and been given 6 wags

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:

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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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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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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American Bully

The American Bully may look intimidating with its muscular build, but these dogs are bred to be the ideal family or companion dog. This breed is notable for coming in several different size and type varieties, so there's a lot of diversity in their appearance. They're a newer breed, originating in the 80s and 90s in the United States.

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Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherd

Miniature American Shepherds (also known as Miniature Australian Shepherds, or Mini Aussies) have the trainability, intelligence and energy of the larger Aussie cousins, and excel at outdoors activities and agility competitions.

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Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherds are an energetic mid-sized breed that make the perfect companion.

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
American Pit Bull Terrier
Australian Cattle Dog
Labrador Retriever
American Bully
Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherd
Australian Shepherd
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Maisie
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS American Pit Bull Terrier mix Mixed American Pit Bull Terrier Labrador Retriever / American Bully mix Australian Cattle Dog mix Miniature/ MAS-type Australian Shepherd / Australian American Pit Bull Terrier American Pit Bull Terrier Labrador Retriever American Bully Australian Cattle Dog Australian Cattle Dog mix Miniature/ MAS-type Australian Shepherd Australian Shepherd

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

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Through Maisie’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

A1a

Haplotype

A399

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A1a

Maisie’s Haplogroup

A1a is the most common maternal lineage among Western dogs. This lineage traveled from the site of dog domestication in Central Asia to Europe along with an early dog expansion perhaps 10,000 years ago. It hung around in European village dogs for many millennia. Then, about 300 years ago, some of the prized females in the line were chosen as the founding dogs for several dog breeds. That set in motion a huge expansion of this lineage. It's now the maternal lineage of the overwhelming majority of Mastiffs, Labrador Retrievers and Gordon Setters. About half of Boxers and less than half of Shar-Pei dogs descend from the A1a line. It is also common across the world among village dogs, a legacy of European colonialism.

A399

Maisie’s Haplotype

Part of the A1a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in Golden Retrievers.

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

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