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Shay

Mixed Breed

  • Tampa Bay Area Renaissance Faire

“An ever happy bundle of love and affection, Shay's an easy going girl that loves going places, car rides, meeting new people, and cuddling her humans. Her first year(s) are shrouded in mystery as she came from an Aussie rescue group, complete with a super thick Aussie coat. She's been living life as a border collie ever since she blew out that "Aussie coat" 12+ years ago. While her breed test results are dramatically unexpected, we've decided not to call her out on the lie she's been living.”

Current Location
Florida, USA
From
Illinois, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

41.3% Labrador Retriever
18.4% German Shepherd Dog
16.9% German Shorthaired Pointer
9.9% Doberman Pinscher
8.0% Beagle
5.5% Supermutt

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

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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German Shorthaired Pointer German Shorthaired Pointer
German Shorthaired Pointers are highly intelligent and energetic hunting dogs, while being a very friendly and willing companion.
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Doberman Pinscher Doberman Pinscher
Doberman Pinschers are a strong and athletic breed that are built to guard and protect.
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Beagle Beagle
The Beagle is a scent hound and a great family pet. They are known for being affectionate and having loud voices.
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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

1.5 % HIGH Learn More

Predicted Adult Weight
Genetic Age
103 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:
Labrador Retriever
German Shepherd Dog
German Shorthaired Pointer
Doberman Pinscher
Beagle
Supermutt

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Labrador Retriever mix Mixed Labrador Retriever Doberman Pinscher / Beagle mix German Shepherd Dog mix German Shorthaired Pointer / Labrador Retriever mix Labrador Retriever Labrador Retriever Doberman Pinscher mix Beagle mix German Shepherd Dog German Shepherd Dog mix German Shorthaired Pointer Labrador Retriever

Breed Reveal Video

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

Through Shay’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

C1

Haplotype

C27/37

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C1

Shay’s Haplogroup

Congratulations, C1 is a very exotic female lineage! It is more closely associated with maternal lineages found in wolves, foxes and jackals than with other dog lineages. So it seems dogs in this group have a common male dog ancestor who, many thousands of years ago, mated with a female wolf! This is not a common lineage in any breed, though a good number of German Shepherds and Doberman Pinchers are C1. It is also found in breeds as diverse as Peruvian Inca Orchids and Pekingese; it is rarely found amongst Labrador Retrievers, Border Collies, Siberian Huskies, or Cocker Spaniels. Despite its fascinating origins, it is widely distributed around the globe, and even shows up frequently among Peruvian village dogs. It almost certainly survived at low frequency in Europe for millennia and then was dispersed outside of Europe by colonialism, though not as successfully as some other lineages.

C27/37

Shay’s Haplotype

A member of the C1 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most often in German Shepherd Dogs and Siberian Huskies.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

The C1 maternal line is commonly found in Jackals.

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