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“We adopted Moo from CHA animal shelter. Before that he was a stray. He’s the sweetest boy and shakes his whole butt when he wags his tail. His favorite activity is barking.”

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Columbus, Ohio, USA

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Norwegian Elkhound

The Norwegian Elkhound was the main companion of the Vikings. These guys have been used in almost every role imaginable for a dog. In modern times, they are primarily companion dogs, but they are still used for hunting and herding.

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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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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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Australian Shepherd

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

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Border Collie

Border Collies are highly energetic and work-oriented herding dogs, whose stamina is matched by their intelligence and alertness. While they excel at the herding they were bred for, many Border Collies also enjoy flyball, obedience, and other canine sports. As long as they have a job to do and are physically and mentally stimulated, Border Collies can make excellent companions for the right owners.

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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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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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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Norwegian Elkhound
Australian Cattle Dog
German Shepherd Dog
Australian Shepherd
Border Collie
Golden Retriever
Boxer

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Moo
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Norwegian Elkhound mix Australian Cattle Dog / German Shepherd Dog mix Australian Shepherd / Border Collie mix Norwegian Elkhound Norwegian Elkhound / Golden Retriever mix Australian Cattle Dog German Shepherd Dog Australian Shepherd mix Border Collie mix Norwegian Elkhound Norwegian Elkhound Norwegian Elkhound Golden Retriever mix

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

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Through Moo’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

D

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D7

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D

Moo’s Haplogroup

D is a rare maternal line, which may be the result of an ancient dog breeding with another canid, possibly a wolf. It is found in Afghan Hounds and Scandinavian dog breeds.

D7

Moo’s Haplotype

Part of the D haplogroup, the D7 haplotype occurs most commonly in Norwegian Elkhounds. It's a rare find!

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Afghan Hounds are one of few breeds that descends from this rare maternal line.

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Through Moo’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

A2b

Haplotype

Hc.15

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A2b

Moo’s Haplogroup

A2b appears to have split a few times in succession, which means that some of the Central Asian male ancestors of this lineage went their separate ways before their respective Y chromosomes made their rounds. There is not much diversity in this lineage, meaning that it has only begun to take off recently. Two iconic breeds, the Dachshund and Bloodhound, represent this lineage well. Over half of Rottweilers are A2b, as are the majority of Labrador Retrievers and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. While A2a is restricted mostly to East Asia, this paternal line is also found among European breeds.

Hc.15

Moo’s Haplotype

Part of the A2b haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in mixed breed dogs.

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A2b is found in the Daschund breed.

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