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Sarabi

Mixed Breed

“My family rescued her from a shelter when she was about 3. We found out she had to go through an abortion and that she was shot multiple times with BBs. She is a very quiet dog and doesn't bark much. Her favorite things to do is go for walks, sun bathe, chase lizards and eat people food. She likes her own space and will only go on the couch and bed if no one is on it. She will turn 14 in December of 2019 and isn't acting her age.”

Place of Birth
Arizona, USA
Current Location
Tucson, Arizona, USA
From
Pima Animal Care Center (Animal Shelter), North Silverbell Road, Tucson, AZ, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

50.0% Chow Chow
14.7% Lhasa Apso
12.8% American Pit Bull Terrier
9.7% German Shepherd Dog
6.5% Rottweiler
6.3% 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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Lhasa Apso Lhasa Apso
An independent breed, the Lhasa's goal in life is not necessarily to please their master. The Lhasa Apso is a small, hardy breed with a beautiful cloak of hair that parts down the back from head to tail. Their temperament is unique: joyful and mischievous, dignified and aloof. Popular in the show ring, the breed also excels at activities that provide constant challenges, such as agility.
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American Pit Bull Terrier 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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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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Rottweiler Rottweiler
Originally used for driving cattle and protecting valuable convoys, Rottweilers are now popular family pets as well as guard, police and military dogs.
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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

0.9 % MEDIUM Learn More

Breed Mix Matches

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DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
Chow Chow
Lhasa Apso
American Pit Bull Terrier
German Shepherd Dog
Rottweiler
Supermutt

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Chow Chow Mixed Chow Chow Chow Chow Lhasa Apso / American Pit Bull Terrier mix German Shepherd Dog / Rottweiler mix Chow Chow Chow Chow Chow Chow Chow Chow Lhasa Apso American Pit Bull Terrier German Shepherd Dog mix Rottweiler mix

Breed Reveal Video

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

Through Sarabi’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

A427

Map

A1e

Sarabi’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!

A427

Sarabi’s Haplotype

Part of the A1e haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in Australian Cattle Dogs.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

Irish Wolfhounds are a consistent carrier of A1e.

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