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Nikolai

Mixed Breed

“He was a feral pup living in the central Texas hill county with his mother and two siblings. He was adopted at approximately 6 months of age. He has had a difficult time learning the proper social behaviors around humans that most puppies learn by the time they are 3 months. He is very comfortable around his humane / canine pack but fearful and nervous are any others.”

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

22.5% Dalmatian
18.2% German Shepherd Dog
12.1% Golden Retriever
11.5% Australian Cattle Dog
11.0% Australian Shepherd
9.1% Chow Chow
6.3% Collie
9.3% Supermutt

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

Dalmatian Dalmatian
Best known as the star of Disney’s 101 Dalmatians, this sleek and athletic dog breed has a history that goes back several hundred years. He started out as a coach dog but has also served in many other capacities, including hunter, firehouse dog, and circus performer. As charming in life as in film, he goes from gallant to goofy to gallant again in the blink of an eye, and loves to be a part of everything his family does.
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German Shepherd Dog German Shepherd Dog
German Shepherds are confident, courageous dogs with a keen sense of smell and notable intelligence.
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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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Australian Cattle Dog 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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Australian Shepherd Australian Shepherd
Australian Shepherds are an energetic mid-sized breed that make the perfect companion.
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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 fiercly loyal companion.
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Collie Collie
Collies are attractive herding dogs, boasting a beautiful coat while being highly intelligent. They also make for extremely loyal and sweet family pets.
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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness: 0.6 % LOW Learn More
Predicted Adult Weight: 51 lbs Learn More
Genetic Age: 70 human years Learn More

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DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
Dalmatian
German Shepherd Dog
Golden Retriever
Australian Cattle Dog
Australian Shepherd
Chow Chow
Collie
Supermutt

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Maternal Haplotype

Paternal Haplotype

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Mixed Dalmatian / Golden Retriever mix German Shepherd Dog / Australian Cattle Dog mix Dalmatian / Golden Retriever mix German Shepherd Dog / Australian Cattle Dog mix Dalmatian Golden Retriever mix German Shepherd Dog mix Australian Cattle Dog mix Dalmatian mix Golden Retriever mix German Shepherd Dog mix Australian Cattle Dog mix
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Our algorithms predict this is the most likely family tree to explain Nikolai’s breed mix, but this family tree may not be the only possible one.

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Maternal Haplotype

Paternal Haplotype

Through Nikolai’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

A1e

Haplotype

A226

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A1e

Nikolai’s Haplogroup

This female lineage likely stems from some of the original Central Asian wolves that were domesticated into modern dogs starting about 15,000 years ago. It seemed to be a fairly rare dog line for most of dog history until the past 300 years, when the lineage seemed to “explode” out and spread quickly. What really separates this group from the pack is its presence in Alaskan village dogs and Samoyeds. It is possible that this was an indigenous lineage brought to the Americas from Siberia when people were first starting to make that trip themselves! We see this lineage pop up in overwhelming numbers of Irish Wolfhounds, and it also occurs frequently in popular large breeds like Bernese Mountain Dogs, Saint Bernards and Great Danes. Shetland Sheepdogs are also common members of this maternal line, and we see it a lot in Boxers, too. Though it may be all mixed up with European dogs thanks to recent breeding events, its origins in the Americas makes it a very exciting lineage for sure!

A226

Nikolai’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1e haplogroup, we have spotted this haplotype in village dogs in Central and South America and Papua New Guinea. Among the 10 breeds we have detected it in, we see it most frequently in Border Collies, Doberman Pinschers, and Samoyeds.

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Irish Wolfhounds are a consistent carrier of A1e.

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Paternal Haplotype

Through Nikolai’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.10

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A2b

Nikolai’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.10

Nikolai’s Haplotype

Part of the A2b haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Labrador Retrievers, Rottweilers, Curly-Coated Retrievers, Dandie Dinmont Terriers, and village dogs throughout the world.

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A2b is found in the Daschund breed.

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