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  • Photo of Ragnar Lothbrok, a Great Dane, Neapolitan Mastiff, Dogue de Bordeaux, and Mastiff mix in San Angelo, TX, USA Photo of Ragnar Lothbrok, a Great Dane, Neapolitan Mastiff, Dogue de Bordeaux, and Mastiff mix in San Angelo, TX, USA
    Ragnar Lothbrok, Age 16 months

“Ragnar is a Daniff (Great Dane/Mastiff mix) and is loving, protective, super smart, high-energy, spunky, playful, loves his toys, a snuggler, and talkbacks when you tell him “No” or point your finger at him.”

Place of Birth

San Angelo, TX, USA

Current Location

Fort Worth, Texas, USA

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San Angelo, TX, USA

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Great Dane

Great Danes are large lovable dogs that need exercise and space. Many Great Danes are "leaners"-- they lean against their people to be closer to them, seemingly oblivious to their size!

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Neapolitan Mastiff

The Neapolitan Mastiff dog breed is a family and guard dog who was developed in southern Italy. Today this massive breed is known as a gentle giant.

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Dogue de Bordeaux

The Dogue de Bordeaux is a massive slobber-producing machine. While the origin of these giants is unknown, they have served in nearly every working role imaginable. They make a great companion, but proper socialization from a young age is a must.

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Mastiff

Mastiffs are large but lovable dogs, known for their friendly and protective family characteristics.

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DNA Breed Origins

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Great Dane
Neapolitan Mastiff
Dogue de Bordeaux
Mastiff

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

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Ragnar Lothbrok is not at increased risk for the genetic health conditions that Embark tests.

Breed-Relevant Genetic Conditions

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Autosomal Dominant Progressive Retinal Atrophy

Identified in Mastiffs

Canine Multifocal Retinopathy, cmr1

Identified in Dogue de Bordeauxs and Mastiffs

Urate Kidney & Bladder Stones

Identified in Mastiffs

Inherited Myopathy of Great Danes

Identified in Great Danes

Ichthyosis

Identified in Great Danes

Pachyonychia Congenita

Identified in Dogue de Bordeauxs

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Through Ragnar Lothbrok’s mitochondrial DNA we can trace his mother’s ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. This map helps you visualize the routes that his ancestors took to your home. Their story is described below the map.

Haplogroup

A1e

Haplotype

A275

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A1e

Ragnar Lothbrok’s Haplogroup

This female lineage likely stems from some of the original Central Asian wolves that were domesticated into modern dogs starting about 15,000 years ago. It seemed to be a fairly rare dog line for most of dog history until the past 300 years, when the lineage seemed to “explode” out and spread quickly. What really separates this group from the pack is its presence in Alaskan village dogs and Samoyeds. It is possible that this was an indigenous lineage brought to the Americas from Siberia when people were first starting to make that trip themselves! We see this lineage pop up in overwhelming numbers of Irish Wolfhounds, and it also occurs frequently in popular large breeds like Bernese Mountain Dogs, Saint Bernards and Great Danes. Shetland Sheepdogs are also common members of this maternal line, and we see it a lot in Boxers, too. Though it may be all mixed up with European dogs thanks to recent breeding events, its origins in the Americas makes it a very exciting lineage for sure!

A275

Ragnar Lothbrok’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1e haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Neapolitan Mastiffs. It’s a rare find!

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Irish Wolfhounds are a consistent carrier of A1e.

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Through Ragnar Lothbrok’s Y-chromosome we can trace his father’s ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. This map helps you visualize the routes that his ancestors took to your home. Their story is described below the map.

Haplogroup

A1b

Haplotype

Ha.43

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A1b

Ragnar Lothbrok’s Haplogroup

For most of dog history, this haplogroup was probably quite rare. However, a couple hundred years ago it seems to have found its way into a prized male guard dog in Europe who had many offspring, including the ancestors of many European guard breeds such as Doberman Pinchers, St. Bernards, and Great Danes. Despite being rare, many of the most imposing dogs on Earth have it; strangely, so do many Pomeranians! Perhaps this explains why some Poms are so tough, acting like they're ten times their actual size! This lineage is most commonly found in working dogs, in particular guard dogs. With origins in Europe, it spread widely across other regions as Europeans took their dogs across the world.

Ha.43

Ragnar Lothbrok’s Haplotype

Part of the A1b haplogroup, the Ha.43 haplotype occurs most commonly in Great Danes, Portuguese Podengo Pequenos and Rhodesian Ridgebacks. We've also spotted it in American Village Dogs.

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Great Danes and Pomeranians have this in common!

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