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  • Photo of Mila, an Australian Cattle Dog and American Pit Bull Terrier mix in Taos, New Mexico, USA Photo of Mila, an Australian Cattle Dog and American Pit Bull Terrier mix in Taos, New Mexico, USA
    June 2022

“Her name is pronounced mee-luh. She is a sweet and happy dog, but can be very grouchy if you bother her when she is laying in her bed. She was mistreated and in bad shape when I got her a a puppy. She is a great short distance runner, and loves to fetch the ball. She is also very intelligent, loyal, and (most of the time) obedient.”

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Taos, New Mexico, USA

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Española, NM, USA

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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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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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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

0.6 % LOW

Predicted Adult Weight

47 lbs

Genetic Age
47 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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Australian Cattle Dog
American Pit Bull Terrier
German Shepherd Dog

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

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

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Through Mila’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

A2

Haplotype

A211

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A2

Mila’s Haplogroup

A2 is a very ancient maternal line. Most likely it was one of the major female lines that contributed to the very first domesticated dogs in Central Asia about 15,000 years ago. Some of the line stayed in Central Asia to the present day, and frequently appear as Tibetan Mastiffs and Akitas. Those that escaped the mountains of Central Asia sought out other cold spots, and are now found among Alaskan Malamutes and Siberian Huskies. This lineage is also occasionally found in several common Western breeds, such as German Shepherds and Labrador Retrievers. Curiously, all New Guinea Singing Dogs descend from this line. These are an ancient and very interesting breed found in the mountains of Papua New Guinea. Unfortunately, they are now endangered. They are closely related to the Australian dingo, so you could say its cousins are dingos! This line is also common in village dogs in Southeast and East Asia. Unlike many other lineages, A2 did not spread across the whole world, probably because it did not have the opportunity to hitch its wagon to European colonialism - or because these dogs just prefer hanging out in mountains, tundras, islands, and other hard-to-reach places!

A211

Mila’s Haplotype

Part of the A2 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in German Shepherd Dogs, Siberian Huskies, and Alaskan Malamutes.

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Dingos commonly possess this haplogroup.

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

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