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  • Photo of Milo, a Labrador Retriever, German Shepherd Dog, Doberman Pinscher, and Mixed mix in Griekenland Photo of Milo, a Labrador Retriever, German Shepherd Dog, Doberman Pinscher, and Mixed mix in Griekenland
    Milo and his sister, Mara, a few weeks before we adopted him.

“He was born on an army base in Greece. He has one sister who ended up being adopted by people who live two streets away from our house. He’s an adorable goofball but also a big scaredy-cat. He loves hugs and will try to lick you every opportunity he gets. He gets along great with one of our cats, Luna.”

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Place of Birth

Griekenland

Current Location

Nederland

From

Greece

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Embark Supermutt analysis

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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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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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Doberman Pinscher

Doberman Pinschers are a strong and athletic breed that are built to guard and protect.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

0.9 % MEDIUM

Predicted Adult Weight

73 lbs

Genetic Age
30 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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Labrador Retriever
German Shepherd Dog
Doberman Pinscher
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Milo
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Labrador Retriever German Shepherd Dog / Doberman Pinscher mix Mixed Labrador Retriever Labrador Retriever German Shepherd Dog Doberman Pinscher Mixed Mixed Labrador Retriever Labrador Retriever Labrador Retriever Labrador Retriever

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Through Milo’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

A1d

Haplotype

A614

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A1d

Milo’s Haplogroup

This female lineage can be traced back about 15,000 years to some of the original Central Asian wolves that were domesticated into modern dogs. The early females that represent this lineage were likely taken into Eurasia, where they spread rapidly. As a result, many modern breed and village dogs from the Americas, Africa, through Asia and down into Oceania belong to this group! This widespread lineage is not limited to a select few breeds, but the majority of Rottweilers, Afghan Hounds and Wirehaired Pointing Griffons belong to it. It is also the most common female lineage among Papillons, Samoyeds and Jack Russell Terriers. Considering its occurrence in breeds as diverse as Afghan Hounds and Samoyeds, some of this is likely ancient variation. But because of its presence in many modern European breeds, much of its diversity likely can be attributed to much more recent breeding.

A614

Milo’s Haplotype

Part of the A1d haplogroup, the A614 haplotype occurs most commonly in European Village Dogs and Southeast Asian Island Village Dogs.

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The vast majority of Rottweilers have the A1d haplogroup.

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Through Milo’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

H7.1/6/7

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D

Milo’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.

H7.1/6/7

Milo’s Haplotype

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

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The D paternal lineage is common in Boxers.

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