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Pepper

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  • Photo of Pepper, a Border Collie, Australian Cattle Dog, and Mixed mix in 7909 Carmencita Avenue, Sacramento, CA, USA Photo of Pepper, a Border Collie, Australian Cattle Dog, and Mixed mix in 7909 Carmencita Avenue, Sacramento, CA, USA
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“My name is Pepper and I am living in Sacramento, CA with my human who lives in my old Victorian apartment kingdom in downtown! I love to chew leaves, rocks, and sticks - but that doesn't mean I'm not sharp! I love to learn and perform lots of tricks with my human and one day may learn agility skills too! I'm not much of a whiner or barker but I love to play growl. My human calls it my "tough girl growl," as she should - I AM TOUGH! I have never met a human/pup I didn't love.”

Place of Birth
7909 Carmencita Avenue, Sacramento, CA, USA
Current Location
Sacramento, California, USA
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7909 Carmencita Avenue, Sacramento, CA, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

50.0% Border Collie
34.3% Australian Cattle Dog
15.7% Supermutt

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

Border Collie 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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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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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

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DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
Border Collie
Australian Cattle Dog
Supermutt

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

Through Pepper’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

C2

Haplotype

C40

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C2

Pepper’s Haplogroup

C2 is a very old female lineage found more commonly among English Setters, English Bulldogs, and American Eskimo Dogs. We also see C2 in village dogs in South Asia. Rather than having a few characteristic breeds representing this lineage particularly well, it is present in a few uncommon individuals of many different breeds. Unlike some European breed lineages that have seen skyrocketing popularity along the path to the modern dogs we see today, C2 tends to reflect the deep history of man's best friend.

C40

Pepper’s Haplotype

Part of the C2 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in mixed breed dogs.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

You can often find his haplogroup in the lovable English Bulldog.

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