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  • Photo of Sheppy, an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog, Cocker Spaniel, and Mixed mix in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico Photo of Sheppy, an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog, Cocker Spaniel, and Mixed mix in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

“Adopted rescue dog from Mexico”

Place of Birth

Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Current Location

Spring Valley, California, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

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 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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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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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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Boxer

Developed in Germany, the Boxer is a popular family dog: patient, loyal and smart-requiring lots of exercise and proper training. For active families or owners looking for a rambunctious jogging buddy, Boxers may be the perfect breed. Boxers delight their humans with their sense of humor and affectionate nature.

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Collie

Collies are attractive herding dogs, boasting a beautiful coat while being highly intelligent. They also make for extremely loyal and sweet family pets.

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Akita Inu

The Japanese Akita is one of Japan's largest ancient spitz breeds. Originally bred for bear hunting, the Japanese Akita makes a good guard dog and family companion today. Akitas tend to be reserved and serious, but they are incredibly loyal dogs to those they're close to.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

0.9 % MEDIUM

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
American Pit Bull Terrier
German Shepherd Dog
Cocker Spaniel
Chow Chow
Boxer
Collie
Akita Inu
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Sheppy
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed American Pit Bull Terrier mix German Shepherd Dog / Chow Chow mix Collie mix American Pit Bull Terrier Cocker Spaniel / Boxer mix German Shepherd Dog Chow Chow mix Collie mix Mixed American Pit Bull Terrier American Pit Bull Terrier Cocker Spaniel Boxer mix

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

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Through Sheppy’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

A1a

Haplotype

A381

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A1a

Sheppy’s Haplogroup

A1a is the most common maternal lineage among Western dogs. This lineage traveled from the site of dog domestication in Central Asia to Europe along with an early dog expansion perhaps 10,000 years ago. It hung around in European village dogs for many millennia. Then, about 300 years ago, some of the prized females in the line were chosen as the founding dogs for several dog breeds. That set in motion a huge expansion of this lineage. It's now the maternal lineage of the overwhelming majority of Mastiffs, Labrador Retrievers and Gordon Setters. About half of Boxers and less than half of Shar-Pei dogs descend from the A1a line. It is also common across the world among village dogs, a legacy of European colonialism.

A381

Sheppy’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in German Shepherd Dogs, Doberman Pinschers, and Dachshunds.

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Shar Pei dogs think A1a is the coolest!

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Through Sheppy’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.7

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A1a

Sheppy’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.7

Sheppy’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1a haplogroup, this haplotype is found in village dogs throughout the world (including Asia, which is uncommon for A1a’s). We also see it in 10 of our breeds, including most frequently in English Springer Spaniel, Maltese, Havanese, and Rottweiler.

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Dogs with A1a lineage travelled during European Colonial times.

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