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Parker

Mixed Breed

“Rescue from Austin, Texas! She's never met a person or dog she doesn't like. She spends her mornings hopping through the yard chasing squirrels. She is full of energy and will do just about anything for a tennis ball or treat!”

Place of Birth
Bastrop, TX, USA
Current Location
Austin, Texas, USA
From
Austin, TX, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

40.6% Alaskan Malamute
18.5% Great Pyrenees
10.1% Boxer
9.4% Australian Cattle Dog
7.9% German Shepherd Dog
13.5% Supermutt

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

Alaskan Malamute Alaskan Malamute
The Alaskan Malamute is a large, fluffy spitz breed recognized as being one of the most ancient breeds of dogs. The forebears to the modern Malamute crossed the Bering Strait with their owners over 4,000 years ago. Their size, thick coat, and work drive make them ideal dogs for pulling sleds, but they also make amicable companions.
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Great Pyrenees Great Pyrenees
The Great Pyrenees is an exceptionally loving dog whose primary function is to protect sheep, goats, livestock, people, children, grass, flowers, the moon, lawn furniture, and any real or imaginary predators that may intrude on your personal space. They have a strong build and an amazing thick white coat that exudes elegance and majesty. They make a great family dog because of their intelligence and steady temperament.
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Boxer Boxer
Developed in Germany, the Boxer is a popular family dog-patient, loyal and smart-requiring lots of exercise and proper training.
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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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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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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

3.4 % HIGH Learn More

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:
Alaskan Malamute
Great Pyrenees
Boxer
Australian Cattle Dog
German Shepherd Dog
Supermutt

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Alaskan Malamute mix Mixed Alaskan Malamute Alaskan Malamute / Australian Cattle Dog mix Great Pyrenees / Boxer mix German Shepherd Dog mix Alaskan Malamute Alaskan Malamute Alaskan Malamute Australian Cattle Dog mix Great Pyrenees Boxer German Shepherd Dog mix Mixed

Breed Reveal Video

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

Through Parker’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

A2

Haplotype

A211

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A2

Parker’s Haplogroup

A2 is a very ancient maternal line. Most likely it was one of the major female lines that contributed to the very first domesticated dogs in Central Asia about 15,000 years ago. Some of the line stayed in Central Asia to the present day, and frequently appear as Tibetan Mastiffs and Akitas. Those that escaped the mountains of Central Asia sought out other cold spots, and are now found among Alaskan Malamutes and Siberian Huskies. This lineage is also occasionally found in several common Western breeds, such as German Shepherds and Labrador Retrievers. Curiously, all New Guinea Singing Dogs descend from this line. These are an ancient and very interesting breed found in the mountains of Papua New Guinea. Unfortunately, they are now endangered. They are closely related to the Australian dingo, so you could say its cousins are dingos! This line is also common in village dogs in Southeast and East Asia. Unlike many other lineages, A2 did not spread across the whole world, probably because it did not have the opportunity to hitch its wagon to European colonialism - or because these dogs just prefer hanging out in mountains, tundras, islands, and other hard-to-reach places!

A211

Parker’s Haplotype

Part of the A2 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in German Shepherd Dogs, Siberian Huskies, and Alaskan Malamutes.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

Dingos commonly possess this haplogroup.

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