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Melanie

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“Melly Mel, Smelly Mel, Stinks, Felony (fel-anie), Monster, Beast, Doggo, and many other names my humans have given me... I am a rescue and pretty sure there's lines of Carolina dog / dingo in me... I love to prance and destroy stuffed toys as well as follow my humans around, snuggle and play!”

Current Location

Waterford Twp, Michigan, USA

From

Oakland County, MI, 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:

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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Akita

The Akita is a large breed of dog originating from the mountainous northern regions of Japan.

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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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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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American Staffordshire Terrier

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

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
German Shepherd Dog
Akita
Siberian Husky
Chow Chow
American Staffordshire Terrier
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Changes to this dog’s profile
  • On 4/7/2019 changed name from "Melanie - Mel" to "Melanie"
  • On 4/7/2019 changed name from "Melanie" to "Melanie - Mel"

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

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Through Melanie’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

E

Haplotype

E7

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E

Melanie’s Haplogroup

Haplogroup E is a very rare maternal line, present primarily in Northern breed dogs and dogs with some level of recent gray wolf ancestry.

E7

Melanie’s Haplotype

The E haplogroup in general is not common, and this rare haplotype occurs most commonly in Akitas and Sapsali. It’s a rare find!

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An example of an Akita.

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

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