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Papu

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Current Location

Piacenza, Emilia-Romagna, Italia

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Cremona, Lombardia, Italia

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Genetic Breed Result

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Embark Supermutt analysis

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

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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Bergamasco Sheepdog

The Bergamasco Sheepdog's characteristic, corded coat (in which sections of hair weave together to form "flocks"), allows them to practically blend in with the sheep they watch over, while also offering weather protection. These livestock guardian dogs are enlisted to watch over flocks and ensure their protection from predators. Though only recently recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2015, the Bergamasco Sheepdog has been around for centuries in its native land -- the Italian Alps.

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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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English Setter

English Setters are beautiful bird dogs that have been charished by royalty and other dignitaries for hundreds of years. It is said that they are the friendliest of all the setter breeds. These dogs love being around people and make wonderful companions.

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Border Collie
Bergamasco Sheepdog
German Shepherd Dog
Australian Shepherd
English Setter
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Papu
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Border Collie mix Bergamasco Sheepdog mix Border Collie Australian Shepherd / English Setter mix Bergamasco Sheepdog German Shepherd Dog mix Border Collie Border Collie Australian Shepherd English Setter mix Bergamasco Sheepdog Bergamasco Sheepdog German Shepherd Dog Mixed

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

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Through Papu’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

A1d

Haplotype

A249

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A1d

Papu’s Haplogroup

This female lineage can be traced back about 15,000 years to some of the original Central Asian wolves that were domesticated into modern dogs. The early females that represent this lineage were likely taken into Eurasia, where they spread rapidly. As a result, many modern breed and village dogs from the Americas, Africa, through Asia and down into Oceania belong to this group! This widespread lineage is not limited to a select few breeds, but the majority of Rottweilers, Afghan Hounds and Wirehaired Pointing Griffons belong to it. It is also the most common female lineage among Papillons, Samoyeds and Jack Russell Terriers. Considering its occurrence in breeds as diverse as Afghan Hounds and Samoyeds, some of this is likely ancient variation. But because of its presence in many modern European breeds, much of its diversity likely can be attributed to much more recent breeding.

A249

Papu’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1d haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Border Collies. It’s a rare find!

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The vast majority of Rottweilers have the A1d haplogroup.

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

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