Mr. Muggles

Mixed Breed

  • Photo of Mr. Muggles, a Cocker Spaniel, Chihuahua, and Mixed mix in Memphis, TN, USA Photo of Mr. Muggles, a Cocker Spaniel, Chihuahua, and Mixed mix in Memphis, TN, USA
    Muggie eating his birthday cake.

“Adopted from Sunny Meadows No Kill shelter on June 13, 2006.”

Place of Birth
Memphis, TN, USA
Current Location
Collierville, Tennessee, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

28.9% Cocker Spaniel
13.7% Chihuahua
9.8% Pekingese
9.4% Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherd
9.1% Chow Chow
7.9% Golden Retriever
7.0% Labrador Retriever
14.2% Supermutt

Embark Supermutt analysis

What’s in that Supermutt? There may be small amounts of DNA from these distant ancestors:

Cocker Spaniel Cocker Spaniel
Cocker Spaniels are handsome and intelligent hunting dogs that are also well-suited to life as a loving family pet.
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Chihuahua Chihuahua
Chihuahuas have a huge personality that defies their tiny frame, known to be highly active and intelligent canines.
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Pekingese Pekingese
Pekingese were dogs bred for centuries to be the prized companions of the imperial family of China. Today they are still cherished family companions and show dogs who greet everyone they meet with dignity and grace.
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Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherd Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherd
Miniature American Shepherds (also known as Miniature Australian Shepherds, or Mini Aussies) have the trainability, intelligence and energy of the larger Aussie cousins, and excel at outdoors activities and agility competitions.
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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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Labrador Retriever 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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Genetic Stats


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DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
Cocker Spaniel
Chihuahua
Pekingese
Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherd
Chow Chow
Golden Retriever
Labrador Retriever
Supermutt

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Cocker Spaniel mix Pekingese / Miniature/ MAS-type Australian Shepherd mix Chow Chow / Golden Retriever mix Cocker Spaniel Chihuahua mix Pekingese mix Miniature/ MAS-type Australian Shepherd mix Chow Chow mix Golden Retriever mix Cocker Spaniel Cocker Spaniel Chihuahua Mixed

Breed Reveal Video

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

Through Mr. Muggles’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

A4

Haplotype

A455

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A4

Mr. Muggles’s Haplogroup

The A4 maternal lineage is fairly rare. It is found in Cocker Spaniels, but A4 is also represented well among East Asian breeds including the Chinese Crested Dog, Shar-Pei and Shih Tzu. Moving away from Asia, it is also found among Chihuahuas (a very old breed!) and village dogs in Peru. This may be a lineage that moved into Western breeds because of their owners' tendencies to mix them up with Eastern breeds in the early modern period.

A455

Mr. Muggles’s Haplotype

Part of the A4 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in mixed breed dogs.

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The popular Chihuahua breed descends from the A4 maternal line.

Through Mr. Muggles’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

Mr. Muggles’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

Mr. Muggles’s Haplotype

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

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

The D paternal lineage is common in Boxers.