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“Rory gets grumpy at night when it's past his "bedtime." He won't go to sleep without me. He will hover (including sit in front of the TV I'm watching!) and sigh every few minutes until we finally go to bed and snuggle.”

Place of Birth

Florence, AL, USA

Current Location

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Felines & Canines, North Paulina Street, Chicago, IL, USA

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Australian Shepherd

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

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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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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

0.3 % LOW

Predicted Adult Weight

57 lbs

Genetic Age
47 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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Australian Shepherd
Australian Cattle Dog
Border Collie

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Australian Shepherd mix Australian Shepherd mix Australian Shepherd Border Collie / Australian Cattle Dog mix Australian Shepherd Australian Cattle Dog mix Australian Shepherd Australian Shepherd Border Collie Australian Cattle Dog Australian Shepherd Australian Shepherd Australian Cattle Dog Australian Cattle Dog mix

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Through Rory’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

E

Haplotype

E11

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E

Rory’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

Rory’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.

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Through Rory’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.46

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A1a

Rory’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.46

Rory’s Haplotype

Part of the A1a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in mixed breed dogs.

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Dogs with A1a lineage travelled during European Colonial times.

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