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Nyx

Mixed Breed

“4 month old rescue from the Animal Hope & Wellness Foundation and now living my best life with Canine School of Behavior in Los Angeles, California.”

Place of Birth
Los Angeles, California, USA
Current Location
Los Angeles, California, USA
From
Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

82.2% German Shepherd Dog
13.3% American Pit Bull Terrier
4.5% Doberman Pinscher
German Shepherd Dog 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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American Pit Bull Terrier American Pit Bull Terrier
The American Pit Bull Terrier originated in the British Isles and descends from the Mastiff-type dogs introduced to England in antiquity. The breed was brought over to the United States by English immigrants in the 1800s, and quickly became one of the most popular and widespread breeds there.
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Doberman Pinscher Doberman Pinscher
Doberman Pinschers are a strong and athletic breed that are built to guard and protect.
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Genetic Stats


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Breed Mix Matches

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A Mix Match of 100 means they are the exact same breed mix!

DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
German Shepherd Dog
American Pit Bull Terrier
Doberman Pinscher

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS German Shepherd Dog mix German Shepherd Dog mix German Shepherd Dog American Pit Bull Terrier / German Shepherd Dog mix German Shepherd Dog German Shepherd Dog / Doberman Pinscher mix German Shepherd Dog German Shepherd Dog American Pit Bull Terrier German Shepherd Dog German Shepherd Dog German Shepherd Dog German Shepherd Dog Doberman Pinscher mix

Breed Reveal Video

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

Through Nyx’s mitochondrial DNA we can trace her mother’s ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. This map helps you visualize the routes that her ancestors took to your home. Their story is described below the map.

Haplogroup

B1

Haplotype

B95

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B1

Nyx’s Haplogroup

B1 is the second most common maternal lineage in breeds of European or American origin. It is the female line of the majority of Golden Retrievers, Basset Hounds, and Shih Tzus, and about half of Beagles, Pekingese and Toy Poodles. This lineage is also somewhat common among village dogs that carry distinct ancestry from these breeds. We know this is a result of B1 dogs being common amongst the European dogs that their conquering owners brought around the world, because nowhere on earth is it a very common lineage in village dogs. It even enables us to trace the path of (human) colonization: Because most Bichons are B1 and Bichons are popular in Spanish culture, B1 is now fairly common among village dogs in Latin America.

B95

Nyx’s Haplotype

Part of the B1 haplogroup, we see this haplotype most frequently in mixed breed dogs.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

The B1 haplogroup can be found in village dogs like the Peruvian Village Dog, pictured above.

The Paternal Haplotype reveals a dog’s deep ancestral lineage, stretching back thousands of years to the original domestication of dogs.

Are you looking for information on the breeds that Nyx inherited from her mom and dad? Check out her breed breakdown and family tree.

Paternal Haplotype is determined by looking at a dog’s Y-chromosome—but not all dogs have Y-chromosomes!

Why can’t we show Paternal Haplotype results for female dogs?

All dogs have two sex chromosomes. Female dogs have two X-chromosomes (XX) and male dogs have one X-chromosome and one Y-chromosome (XY). When having offspring, female (XX) dogs always pass an X-chromosome to their puppy. Male (XY) dogs can pass either an X or a Y-chromosome—if the puppy receives an X-chromosome from its father then it will be a female (XX) puppy and if it receives a Y-chromosome then it will be a male (XY) puppy. As you can see, Y-chromosomes are passed down from a male dog only to its male offspring.

Since Nyx is a female (XX) dog, she has no Y-chromosome for us to analyze and determine a paternal haplotype.