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“We adopted Scout when she was 2 months old. She is a red heeler mix (we think - she likes to herd us to the door when she wants to go out). She loves walks and treats and is the weirdest dog we’ve ever known.”

Place of Birth

Bastrop, Texas, USA

Current Location

Weymouth, Massachusetts, USA

From

Austin Pets Alive!, West Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Embark Supermutt analysis

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

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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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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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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English Springer Spaniel

English Springer Spaniels are an energetic and loyal companion dog, bred for hunting but also popular among families.

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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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Cocker Spaniel

Cocker Spaniels are handsome and intelligent hunting dogs that are also well-suited to life as a loving family pet.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

2.5 % HIGH

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DNA Breed Origins

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Australian Cattle Dog
German Shepherd Dog
Labrador Retriever
English Springer Spaniel
Chow Chow
Cocker Spaniel
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Scout
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Mixed English Springer Spaniel / Australian Cattle Dog mix Chow Chow / Cocker Spaniel mix Australian Cattle Dog mix German Shepherd Dog / Labrador Retriever mix English Springer Spaniel Australian Cattle Dog Chow Chow mix Cocker Spaniel mix Australian Cattle Dog Australian Cattle Dog mix German Shepherd Dog Labrador Retriever

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

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Through Scout’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

A442

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A1e

Scout’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!

A442

Scout’s Haplotype

Part of the large 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 Scout 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 Scout is a female (XX) dog, she has no Y-chromosome for us to analyze and determine a paternal haplotype.

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