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Marlowe Gandalf

Mixed Ancestry

“Marlowe has victimized over 200 toys. No squeaker has survived to date. Marlowe is very affectionate and has tons of energy. He loves snuggling- mostly as little spoon. He's very impressionable so if something startles him once - he'll never forget it. This can be a good and bad thing as he picks up on training really quickly. Marlowe believes that he is defending us and our home from the evils of the world such as squirrels, small dogs and their humans walking by, and sometimes bugs.”

Place of Birth

Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Current Location

Richmond, Virginia, USA

From

Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

This dog has been viewed and been given 18 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:

Siberian Husky

Bred initially in Northern Siberia, the Siberian Husky is a medium-sized working dog who is quick and light on their feet. Their moderately compact and well furred body, erect ears and brush tail suggest their Northern heritage. Huskies are very active and energetic and are known for being long distance sled dogs.

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Australian Shepherd

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

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Boxer

Developed in Germany, the Boxer is a popular family dog: patient, loyal and smart-requiring lots of exercise and proper training. For active families or owners looking for a rambunctious jogging buddy, Boxers may be the perfect breed. Boxers delight their humans with their sense of humor and affectionate nature.

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Chow Chow

This distinctive-looking dog breed has a proud, independent spirit that some describe as catlike. Often aloof and suspicious of strangers, the Chow Chow may not be a cuddle buddy, but for the right person, they are a fiercely loyal companion.

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Treeing Walker Coonhound

The Treeing Walker Coonhound is phenomenal hunter and working dog. These hardy hounds were built with unmatched speed and stamina in their respective category. This American breed is mainly used today as a working/hunting dog, but can still make a wonderful companion.

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DNA Breed Origins

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Siberian Husky
Australian Shepherd
Boxer
Chow Chow
Treeing Walker Coonhound
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Changes to this dog’s profile
  • On 4/18/2023 changed name from "Marlowe" to "Marlowe Gandalf"
Here’s what Marlowe Gandalf’s family tree may have looked like.
Marlowe Gandalf
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Mixed Australian Shepherd mix Siberian Husky mix Boxer / Chow Chow mix Treeing Walker Coonhound / Siberian Husky mix Australian Shepherd Australian Shepherd mix Siberian Husky Mixed Boxer Chow Chow mix Treeing Walker Coonhound mix Siberian Husky mix
While there may be other possible configurations of his family’s relationships, this is the most likely family tree to explain Marlowe Gandalf’s breed mix.

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Through Marlowe Gandalf’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

B45

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B1

Marlowe Gandalf’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.

B45

Marlowe Gandalf’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Yorkshire Terriers, Doberman Pinschers, Cocker Spaniels, and village dogs in Costa Rica.

The B1 haplogroup can be found in village dogs like the Peruvian Village Dog, pictured above.

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Through Marlowe Gandalf’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

D

Haplotype

H10.1/Hd.4

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D

Marlowe Gandalf’s Haplogroup

The D paternal lineage is very common in well-known populations of dogs. Breeds belonging to the D lineage likely have direct male ancestors that can be traced all the way back to the origin of domestic dogs themselves! One popular breed that commonly sports a D lineage is the Boxer. Boxers were developed in the late 19th century from Mastiff dogs, so it is no surprise that D is well represented among Mastiffs, Bulldogs, as well as Terriers. Intriguingly, D is also found among Lhasa Apsos, an ancient Tibetan breed, and Afghan Hounds. While the presence of this lineage in Polynesia or the New World can be chalked up to interbreeding with European dogs brought during voyages of discovery or later settlement, D is also well represented among village dog populations in the Middle East and Africa. If the fact that we find dogs bearing a D lineage in the Middle East (not to mention the large amount of diversity among Middle Eastern D lineage males) is any indication of ancient residence in that region, then the presence among Oceanian village dogs is peculiar. Rather, it may be that D is part of a broader Eurasian group of ancient paternal lineages which disappeared from the eastern portion of its original range, persisting in the island of New Guinea as well as West Asia and Africa. With the rise of Mastiff breeds, the D lineage received a new life as it became common among many types of working dogs.

H10.1/Hd.4

Marlowe Gandalf’s Haplotype

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

The D paternal lineage is common in Boxers.

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