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Puff

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“Puff is a year old golden lab mix who loves chasing balls, cuddling on the couch, and doing tricks for any treats available! At one time in her life, she was training to become a service dog for veterans with PTSD, but she didn’t become as big as expected. So now she lives to play in the water and in the snow, meet new people and dogs, and bask in the sun whenever she can! Her tail is always wagging.”

Place of Birth

York, SC, USA

Current Location

Connecticut, USA

From

Connecticut, USA

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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:

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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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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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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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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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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Discover dogs who share a similar breed mix to Puff. A higher score means the two dogs have more of their breed mix in common. A score of 100% means they share the exact same breed mix!

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Labrador Retriever
Golden Retriever
Chow Chow
German Shepherd Dog
Rottweiler
Supermutt

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Puff
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Labrador Retriever mix Labrador Retriever / Rottweiler mix Chow Chow / German Shepherd Dog mix Labrador Retriever Golden Retriever mix Labrador Retriever Rottweiler mix Chow Chow mix German Shepherd Dog mix Labrador Retriever Labrador Retriever Golden Retriever Mixed

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

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Through Puff’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

A5

Haplotype

A206

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A5

Puff’s Haplogroup

A5 is a rare maternal lineage. It is most numerous among the village dogs of Vietnam, though it is also present in the Chow Chow breed. Additionally, it is found in the Carolina Dog, and attests to this population’s origins among the indigenous native dog.

A206

Puff’s Haplotype

Part of the A5 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Chow Chows and Xoloitzcuintlis.

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The Chow Chow is a carrier of the rare A5 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 Puff 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 Puff is a female (XX) dog, she has no Y-chromosome for us to analyze and determine a paternal haplotype.

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