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Piper

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“Piper Rao is a rescue puppy we adopted while living in Denver. She's a beautiful, silly, goof troop that loves to fetch, play, and cuddle. Piper is very intelligent, though sometimes we question what she's thinking :-D. She is very loyal to her human family and her tennis balls, but never pays much attention to other dogs. She's the only dog we've known that loves fresh fruits and veggies, especially broccoli and berries. Loves chasing squirrels but terrified of flies!!”

Place of Birth

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Current Location

Ellicott City, Maryland, USA

From

Denver, CO, USA

This dog has been viewed and been given 7 wags

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:

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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Chesapeake Bay Retriever

The loyal and affectionate Chesapeake Bay Retriever is well-known for a water resistant, wavy coat that it loves to get wet retrieving waterfowl.

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Akita

The Akita is a large breed of dog originating from the mountainous northern regions of Japan.

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Dalmatian

Best known as the star of Disney’s 101 Dalmatians, this sleek and athletic dog breed has a history that goes back several hundred years. He started out as a coach dog but has also served in many other capacities, including hunter, firehouse dog, and circus performer. As charming in life as in film, he goes from gallant to goofy to gallant again in the blink of an eye, and loves to be a part of everything his family does.

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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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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

1.6 % HIGH

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Australian Cattle Dog
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Akita
Dalmatian
Chow Chow
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Piper
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Australian Cattle Dog mix Australian Cattle Dog mix Australian Cattle Dog Akita mix Australian Cattle Dog Chesapeake Bay Retriever / Dalmatian mix Australian Cattle Dog Australian Cattle Dog Akita mix Mixed Australian Cattle Dog Australian Cattle Dog Chesapeake Bay Retriever mix Dalmatian mix

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

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Through Piper’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

B85

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B1

Piper’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.

B85

Piper’s Haplotype

Part of the B1 haplogroup, the B85 haplotype occurs most commonly in Sarplaninacs, Cardigan Welsh Corgis and Pembroke Welsh Corgis. We've also spotted it in Southeast Asian Village Dogs, East Asian Village Dogs and European Village Dogs.

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

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

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