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Persephone-Luna Armstrong (Perci)

Mixed Breed

“Perci is full of personality and love! She is intelligent and expressive, and is learning to speak through AAC buttons (fav word = "play!"). She loves chewing up toys, stealing food, being the most popular girl at the dog park, giving kisses, and cuddling up during a movie. She's had a tough life & we know that she had puppies when she was in South Carolina. She has beautiful chocolate-brown colouring including a dark stripe on her back and a white chest. Her paperwork says "lab-mix"”

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@percithedog

Place of Birth
South Carolina, USA
Current Location
Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA
From
New Bedford, MA, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

24.4% American Pit Bull Terrier
15.5% Chow Chow
14.5% Labrador Retriever
10.1% German Shepherd Dog
8.7% Golden Retriever
7.0% Rottweiler
5.6% American Staffordshire Terrier
14.2% Supermutt

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

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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Chow Chow Chow Chow
This distinctive-looking dog breed has a proud, independent spirit that some describe as catlike. Often aloof and suspicious of strangers, the Chow Chow may not be a cuddle buddy, but for the right person, they are a fiercely loyal companion.
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Labrador Retriever Labrador Retriever
The Labrador Retriever was bred for hunting and excelled in retrieving game after it was shot down. Known for its gentle disposition and loyalty, the Labrador Retriever has become a favorite of families and breeders alike.
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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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Golden Retriever 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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Rottweiler Rottweiler
Originally used for driving cattle and protecting valuable convoys, Rottweilers are now popular family pets as well as guard, police and military dogs.
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American Staffordshire Terrier American Staffordshire Terrier
American Staffordshire Terriers are powerful but playful dogs that are both loyal and affectionate with their owners.
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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:
American Pit Bull Terrier
Chow Chow
Labrador Retriever
German Shepherd Dog
Golden Retriever
Rottweiler
American Staffordshire Terrier
Supermutt

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed American Pit Bull Terrier mix Labrador Retriever / Golden Retriever mix Rottweiler / American Staffordshire Terrier mix American Pit Bull Terrier Chow Chow / German Shepherd Dog mix Labrador Retriever Golden Retriever mix Rottweiler mix American Staffordshire Terrier mix American Pit Bull Terrier American Pit Bull Terrier Chow Chow German Shepherd Dog

Breed Reveal Video

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Our algorithms predict this is the most likely family tree to explain Persephone-Luna Armstrong (Perci)’s breed mix, but this family tree may not be the only possible one.

Through Persephone-Luna Armstrong (Perci)’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

A248

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A1d

Persephone-Luna Armstrong (Perci)’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.

A248

Persephone-Luna Armstrong (Perci)’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1d haplogroup, this haplotype has been detected in village dogs in French Polynesia and Colombia. Among breeds, it occurs in Jack Russell Terriers, Fox Terrier Wires, and Cocker Spaniels.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

The vast majority of Rottweilers have the A1d 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 Persephone-Luna Armstrong (Perci) 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 Persephone-Luna Armstrong (Perci) is a female (XX) dog, she has no Y-chromosome for us to analyze and determine a paternal haplotype.