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Ridley

Mixed Breed

“Hi! My name is Ridley and one unique thing about me is that I have two dewclaws that are fused together as one on both of my back legs! They are essentially one dewclaw with two nails that are fused together. It's pretty neat!”

Current Location
Lenexa, Kansas, USA
From
Wayside Waifs, Martha Truman Road, Kansas City, MO, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

21.2% Chihuahua
21.0% Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherd
13.5% Chow Chow
9.8% Mastiff
8.3% Boxer
7.7% Boston Terrier
7.6% Miniature Pinscher
10.9% Supermutt

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

Chihuahua Chihuahua
Chihuahuas have a huge personality that defies their tiny frame, known to be highly active and intelligent canines.
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Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherd Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherd
Miniature American Shepherds (also known as Miniature Australian Shepherds, or Mini Aussies) have the trainability, intelligence and energy of the larger Aussie cousins, and excel at outdoors activities and agility competitions.
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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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Mastiff Mastiff
Mastiffs are large but lovable dogs, known for their friendly and protective family characteristics.
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Boxer Boxer
Developed in Germany, the Boxer is a popular family dog-patient, loyal and smart-requiring lots of exercise and proper training.
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Boston Terrier Boston Terrier
Boston Terriers are lively, intelligent and friendly. Although a small dog, they are strong and sturdy.
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Miniature Pinscher Miniature Pinscher
The Miniature Pinscher is a small breed of dog originating from Germany. The breed's earliest ancestors may have included the German Pinscher mixed with Italian greyhounds and dachshunds.
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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

1.2 % MEDIUM Learn More

Breed Mix Matches

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DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
Chihuahua
Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherd
Chow Chow
Mastiff
Boxer
Boston Terrier
Miniature Pinscher
Supermutt

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Mixed Miniature/ MAS-type Australian Shepherd / Mastiff mix Boxer mix Chihuahua / Miniature Pinscher mix Chow Chow / Boston Terrier mix Miniature/ MAS-type Australian Shepherd Mastiff mix Boxer mix Mixed Chihuahua Miniature Pinscher mix Chow Chow Boston Terrier mix

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

Through Ridley’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

A1b

Haplotype

A361/409/611

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A1b

Ridley’s Haplogroup

This female lineage was very likely one of the original lineages in the wolves that were first domesticated into dogs in Central Asia about 15,000 years ago. Since then, the lineage has been very successful and travelled the globe! Dogs from this group are found in ancient Bronze Age fossils in the Middle East and southern Europe. By the end of the Bronze Age, it became exceedingly common in Europe. These dogs later became many of the dogs that started some of today's most popular breeds, like German Shepherds, Pugs, Whippets, English Sheepdogs and Miniature Schnauzers. During the period of European colonization, the lineage became even more widespread as European dogs followed their owners to far-flung places like South America and Oceania. It's now found in many popular breeds as well as village dogs across the world!

A361/409/611

Ridley’s Haplotype

Part of the A1b haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in German Shepherd Dogs, Poodles, and Shiloh Shepherds.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

A1b is the most common haplogroup found in German Shepherds.

Through Ridley’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

A1a

Haplotype

H1a.11

Map

A1a

Ridley’s Haplogroup

Some of the wolves that became the original dogs in Central Asia around 15,000 years ago came from this long and distinguished line of male dogs. After domestication, they followed their humans from Asia to Europe and then didn't stop there. They took root in Europe, eventually becoming the dogs that founded the Vizsla breed 1,000 years ago. The Vizsla is a Central European hunting dog, and all male Vizslas descend from this line. During the Age of Exploration, like their owners, these pooches went by the philosophy, "Have sail, will travel!" From the windy plains of Patagonia to the snug and homey towns of the American Midwest, the beaches of a Pacific paradise, and the broad expanse of the Australian outback, these dogs followed their masters to the outposts of empires. Whether through good fortune or superior genetics, dogs from the A1a lineage traveled the globe and took root across the world. Now you find village dogs from this line frolicking on Polynesian beaches, hanging out in villages across the Americas, and scavenging throughout Old World settlements. You can also find this "prince of patrilineages" in breeds as different as German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Pugs, Border Collies, Scottish Terriers, and Irish Wolfhounds. No male wolf line has been as successful as the A1a line!

H1a.11

Ridley’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Great Pyrenees and Newfoundlands.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

Dogs with A1a lineage travelled during European Colonial times.