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Ripley

Mixed Breed

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“I found Ripley at a humane society in Ohio in March of 2021 with no background info on her at all. The vets estimate that she is most likely 2 or 3 years old. She is very sweet, cuddly, outgoing, and protective. She has been through training, and now loves almost every person she meets. She can still sometimes be reactive to certain dogs, but she has come a long way. She loves playing fetch, riding in the car, going on walks, and swimming. I would love to learn more about Ripley’s relatives!”

Current Location

New Bremen, Ohio, USA

From

Wapakoneta, OH, USA

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Australian Cattle Dog

A classic cattle dog, Australian Cattle Dogs were developed from a mixture of breeds in Australia in the 19th century, and still maintain their energetic herding instincts today.

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Border Collie

Border Collies are highly energetic and work-oriented herding dogs, whose stamina is matched by their intelligence and alertness. While they excel at the herding they were bred for, many Border Collies also enjoy flyball, obedience, and other canine sports. As long as they have a job to do and are physically and mentally stimulated, Border Collies can make excellent companions for the right owners.

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American Pit Bull Terrier

The American Pit Bull Terrier originated in the British Isles and descends from the Mastiff-type dogs introduced to England in antiquity. The breed was brought over to the United States by English immigrants in the 1800s, and quickly became one of the most popular and widespread breeds there.

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American Staffordshire Terrier

American Staffordshire Terriers are powerful but playful dogs that are both loyal and affectionate with their owners.

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Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherds are an energetic mid-sized breed that make the perfect companion.

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Shetland Sheepdog

Shetland Sheepdogs are a lively, smart and athletic herding dogs that also makes a great family pet.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

1.2 % MEDIUM

Predicted Adult Weight

43 lbs

Genetic Age
35 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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DNA Breed Origins

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Australian Cattle Dog
Border Collie
American Pit Bull Terrier
American Staffordshire Terrier
Australian Shepherd
Shetland Sheepdog

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Ripley
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Mixed Australian Cattle Dog / Shetland Sheepdog mix Border Collie / Australian Shepherd mix American Pit Bull Terrier / Border Collie mix Australian Cattle Dog / American Staffordshire Terrier mix Australian Cattle Dog Shetland Sheepdog mix Border Collie Australian Shepherd mix American Pit Bull Terrier Border Collie Australian Cattle Dog American Staffordshire Terrier mix

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

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Through Ripley’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

A1e

Haplotype

A309/631

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A1e

Ripley’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!

A309/631

Ripley’s Haplotype

Part of the A1e haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in mixed breed dogs.

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Irish Wolfhounds are a consistent carrier of A1e.

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

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