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Maya

Mixed Breed

“Dumped on an avocado ranch in Valley Center, CA. She was so scared it took 3 days to catch her in a live trap. She was brought to the Fallbrook Animal Sanctuary where she was adopted immediately by a volunteers son and is now living her best life in Reno, NV.”

Place of Birth
Valley Center, California, USA
Current Location
Reno, Nevada, USA
From
Fallbrook Animal Sanctuary, West Aviation Road, Fallbrook, CA, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

32.6% German Shepherd Dog
23.6% American Pit Bull Terrier
17.3% Boxer
5.7% Chow Chow
5.3% Golden Retriever
15.5% 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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Boxer Boxer
Developed in Germany, the Boxer is a popular family dog-patient, loyal and smart-requiring lots of exercise and proper training.
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Chow Chow 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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Golden Retriever 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

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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
Boxer
Chow Chow
Golden Retriever
Supermutt
Changes to this dog’s profile
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  • On 3/5/2020 changed handle from "noel27" to "mayalessard"
  • On 2/11/2020 changed name from "Noel" to "Maya"

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

Breed Reveal Video

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

Through Maya’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

A5

Haplotype

A204

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A5

Maya’s Haplogroup

A5 is a rare maternal lineage. It is most numerous among the village dogs of Vietnam, though it is also present in the Chow Chow breed. Additionally, it is found in the Carolina Dog, and attests to this population’s origins among the indigenous native dog.

A204

Maya’s Haplotype

Part of the A5 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Chow Chows, Bloodhounds, and village dogs in Mexico.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

The Chow Chow is a carrier of the rare A5 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 Maya 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 Maya is a female (XX) dog, she has no Y-chromosome for us to analyze and determine a paternal haplotype.