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“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 mix

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

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Mix Match breakdown

Breed Nikolai Harper Campbell Match
Dalmatian 22.5% 13.4% 13
German Shepherd Dog 18.2% 0.0% 0
Golden Retriever 12.1% 13.5% 12
Australian Cattle Dog 11.5% 0.0% 0
Australian Shepherd 11.0% 27.1% 11
Chow Chow 9.1% 0.0% 0
Collie 6.3% 6.4% 6
Supermutt 9.3% 0.0% 0
Foxhound 0.0% 26.0% 0
Chesapeake Bay Retriever 0.0% 7.6% 0
Staffordshire Terrier 0.0% 6.0% 0
    Mix Match: 42

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Genetic Stats

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

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Breed Mix By Chromosome

Our advanced test identifies from where Nikolai inherited every part of the chromosome pairs in his genome. Each chromosome section is colored to represent the breed that it comes from.

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Maternal 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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Paternal Haplotype

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DNA shows us the unique path to each of today’s recognized breeds by exposing the relatedness between them.
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.
Golden Retriever
4 related breeds
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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Flat-Coated Retriever
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Labrador Retriever
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Chesapeake Bay Retriever
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Newfoundland
Cousin breed
Australian Cattle Dog
6 related breeds
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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Border Collie
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Koolie
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Collie
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Shetland Sheepdog
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Bearded Collie
Cousin breed
Chow Chow
3 related breeds
Chow Chow
This distinctive-looking dog breed has a proud, independent spirit that some describe as catlike. He can be aloof — if you’re looking for a cuddle buddy, this probably isn’t the best breed for you — and downright suspicious of strangers. But for the right person, he’s a fiercely loyal companion.
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Shiba Inu
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Chinese Shar-Pei
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Akita
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Collie
5 related breeds
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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Shetland Sheepdog
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Australian Shepherd
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Bearded Collie
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Pembroke Welsh Corgi
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Cardigan Welsh Corgi
Cousin breed

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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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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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