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Reba

Mixed Breed

“She has the most piercing, beautiful blue eyes I've ever seen. She learned many things by watching her 2 big Labrador retriever brothers including "peeing". Yes, you guessed it, she lifts her leg to "pee".”

Place of Birth
Meadville, Pennsylvania, USA
Current Location
Saegertown, Pennsylvania, USA
From
Meadville, Pennsylvania, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

37.9% Labrador Retriever
30.5% Cocker Spaniel
8.4% Chow Chow
6.5% Lhasa Apso
4.3% Norwegian Elkhound
12.4% Supermutt

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

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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Cocker Spaniel Cocker Spaniel
Cocker Spaniels are handsome and intelligent hunting dogs that are also well-suited to life as a loving family pet.
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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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Lhasa Apso Lhasa Apso
An independent breed, the Lhasa's goal in life is not necessarily to please their master. The Lhasa Apso is a small, hardy breed with a beautiful cloak of hair that parts down the back from head to tail. Their temperament is unique: joyful and mischievous, dignified and aloof. Popular in the show ring, the breed also excels at activities that provide constant challenges, such as agility.
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Norwegian Elkhound Norwegian Elkhound
The Norwegian Elkhound was the main companion of the Vikings. These guys have been used in almost every role imaginable for a dog. In modern times, they are primarily companion dogs, but they are still used for hunting and herding.
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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

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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:
Labrador Retriever
Cocker Spaniel
Chow Chow
Lhasa Apso
Norwegian Elkhound
Supermutt

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Mixed Labrador Retriever / Chow Chow mix Cocker Spaniel / Lhasa Apso mix Cocker Spaniel mix Labrador Retriever mix Labrador Retriever Chow Chow mix Cocker Spaniel Lhasa Apso mix Cocker Spaniel Cocker Spaniel mix Labrador Retriever Mixed

Breed Reveal Video

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

Through Reba’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

A1a

Haplotype

A266

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A1a

Reba’s Haplogroup

A1a is the most common maternal lineage among Western dogs. This lineage traveled from the site of dog domestication in Central Asia to Europe along with an early dog expansion perhaps 10,000 years ago. It hung around in European village dogs for many millennia. Then, about 300 years ago, some of the prized females in the line were chosen as the founding dogs for several dog breeds. That set in motion a huge expansion of this lineage. It's now the maternal lineage of the overwhelming majority of Mastiffs, Labrador Retrievers and Gordon Setters. About half of Boxers and less than half of Shar-Pei dogs descend from the A1a line. It is also common across the world among village dogs, a legacy of European colonialism.

A266

Reba’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1a haplogroup, this uncommon haplotype occurs in dogs with European ancestry.

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Shar Pei dogs think A1a is the coolest!

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