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Runt

Mixed Breed

“We named him Fenway but he goes by Runt, Spicy Brown, Brown Crown & Little Chorizo. We adopted him in North Texas and brought him to snowy Maine (yes, he wears coats). He's a world class snuggler (loves being "in the middle"), basking in the sun, and eating. Seriously, he eats anything. He lives with 3 German Shepherds - Brother to Nyxie the eldest & Uncle Runt to the 2 teenagers, Perrin & Mina. You can find him featured on Mina's IG page @minacontrolstheweather when he's craving the limelight.”

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Current Location
Maine, USA
From
Texas, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

35.8% Chow Chow
34.4% Staffordshire Terrier
10.6% Labrador Retriever
10.0% German Shepherd Dog
9.2% Supermutt

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

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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Staffordshire Terrier Staffordshire Terrier
Staffordshire Terriers, sometimes referred to as "pit bull" type, are intelligent and trainable dogs. They can have a lot of energy and are often great canine athletes!
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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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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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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

0.8 % MEDIUM Learn More

Predicted Adult Weight
Genetic Age
68 human years Learn More
Based on the date of birth provided

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:
Chow Chow
Staffordshire Terrier
Labrador Retriever
German Shepherd Dog
Supermutt

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Chow Chow mix Staffordshire Terrier mix Chow Chow German Shepherd Dog / Chow Chow mix Staffordshire Terrier Staffordshire Terrier / Labrador Retriever mix Chow Chow Chow Chow German Shepherd Dog Chow Chow mix Staffordshire Terrier Staffordshire Terrier Staffordshire Terrier mix Labrador Retriever

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

Through Runt’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

A5

Haplotype

A206

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A5

Runt’s Haplogroup

A5 is a rare maternal lineage. It is most numerous among the village dogs of Vietnam, though it is also present in the Chow Chow breed. Additionally, it is found in the Carolina Dog, and attests to this population’s origins among the indigenous native dog.

A206

Runt’s Haplotype

Part of the A5 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Chow Chows and Xoloitzcuintlis.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

The Chow Chow is a carrier of the rare A5 haplogroup.

Through Runt’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.20

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A1a

Runt’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.20

Runt’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs in village dogs throughout the world (outside of Asia). It is quite common in breed dogs, occurring frequently in Golden Retrievers, Irish Wolfhounds, Scottish Terriers, Border Collies, and Mastiffs.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

Dogs with A1a lineage travelled during European Colonial times.