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Scotch

Mixed Breed

“We adopted him when he was about 5 years old. To this day we cant figure out why someone would ever give him up. He is a very good boy. He loves the snow and going on walks. He will always choose his tennis ball for playing. He is very impressive with staring, especially if you have food. He is a brewery dog and loves going with us whenever he can. We are very happy to have found him and cant imagine our lives without him. He is a huge character!”

Current Location
Chicago, Illinois, USA
From
Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Northeast 22nd Street, Des Moines, IA, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

63.8% Scottish Terrier
29.7% Russell-type Terrier
6.5% Australian Cattle Dog
Scottish Terrier Scottish Terrier
The Scottish Terrier may be small, but the breed earned its nickname “the Diehard” for a reason—they have the attitude and resilience of a true terrier. These sturdy, compact dogs make clever, feisty companions. Their characteristic beard and mustache lend them a dignified expression.
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Russell-type Terrier Russell-type Terrier
These small, energetic terriers, developed in 19th century England for hunting small game, are now some of the best agility dogs around.
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Australian Cattle Dog 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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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

0.6 % LOW Learn More

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

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DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
Scottish Terrier
Russell-type Terrier
Australian Cattle Dog

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Scottish Terrier mix Russell-type Terrier mix Scottish Terrier Scottish Terrier / Australian Cattle Dog mix Russell-type Terrier Scottish Terrier mix Scottish Terrier Scottish Terrier Scottish Terrier Australian Cattle Dog mix Russell-type Terrier Russell-type Terrier Scottish Terrier Scottish Terrier mix

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

Through Scotch’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

A1d

Haplotype

A11a

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A1d

Scotch’s Haplogroup

This female lineage can be traced back about 15,000 years to some of the original Central Asian wolves that were domesticated into modern dogs. The early females that represent this lineage were likely taken into Eurasia, where they spread rapidly. As a result, many modern breed and village dogs from the Americas, Africa, through Asia and down into Oceania belong to this group! This widespread lineage is not limited to a select few breeds, but the majority of Rottweilers, Afghan Hounds and Wirehaired Pointing Griffons belong to it. It is also the most common female lineage among Papillons, Samoyeds and Jack Russell Terriers. Considering its occurrence in breeds as diverse as Afghan Hounds and Samoyeds, some of this is likely ancient variation. But because of its presence in many modern European breeds, much of its diversity likely can be attributed to much more recent breeding.

A11a

Scotch’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1d haplogroup, this common haplotype occurs in village dogs all over the world. Among the 23 breeds we have sampled it in, the most common occurrences include Rottweilers, English Setters, English Springer Spaniels, and wirehaired pointing griffons.

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The vast majority of Rottweilers have the A1d haplogroup.

Through Scotch’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

A1b

Haplotype

Ha.3

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A1b

Scotch’s Haplogroup

For most of dog history, this haplogroup was probably quite rare. However, a couple hundred years ago it seems to have found its way into a prized male guard dog in Europe who had many offspring, including the ancestors of many European guard breeds such as Doberman Pinchers, St. Bernards, and Great Danes. Despite being rare, many of the most imposing dogs on Earth have it; strangely, so do many Pomeranians! Perhaps this explains why some Poms are so tough, acting like they're ten times their actual size! This lineage is most commonly found in working dogs, in particular guard dogs. With origins in Europe, it spread widely across other regions as Europeans took their dogs across the world.

Ha.3

Scotch’s Haplotype

Part of the A1b haplogroup, this haplotype is found in village dogs in Peru and the French Polynesian Islands. It is also common among Doberman Pinscher, Saint Bernard, and Rhodesian Ridgeback.

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Great Danes and Pomeranians have this in common!