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Rio

Mixed Breed

“Collie Mix from Kentucky. Formerly known as Cranberry and adopted through Rescue City in NYC. Rio is a total extrovert with dogs and humans. She likes to be involved in everything, needs a job most waking hours and has a lot to say about things.”

Place of Birth
Kentucky, USA
Current Location
New York, New York, USA
From
New York, USA

This dog has been viewed 131 times and been given 6 wags

Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

67.9% Collie
28.9% German Shepherd Dog
3.2% Labrador Retriever
Collie Collie
Collies are attractive herding dogs, boasting a beautiful coat while being highly intelligent. They also make for extremely loyal and sweet family pets.
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German Shepherd Dog 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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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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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

0.3 % LOW Learn More

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:
Collie
German Shepherd Dog
Labrador Retriever
Changes to this dog’s profile
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  • On 5/15/2020 changed handle from "rio96" to "riocolliegirl"

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Breed Reveal Video

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

Through Rio’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

E

Haplotype

E11

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E

Rio’s Haplogroup

Haplogroup E is a very rare maternal line, present primarily in Northern breed dogs and dogs with some level of recent gray wolf ancestry.

E11

Rio’s Haplotype

The E haplogroup in general is not common. It has been found in dogs with some level of background mixing with its wolf-like ancestors.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

An example of an Akita.

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