Sister

Mixed Breed

“Sister is a spunky gal! She loves to swim, run and crash out for a nice long nap. She is very smart and great at reading body language and facial expressions. She knows lots of words and even keeps track of all of her many nicknames ("Smee Small,""Dogberta"and "Squirrel" to name a few!) and responds to them! When we found her and her brother, Buster, they were only 8 weeks old and starving in a snow bank. Sister is now almost 13 years old and going strong!”

Place of Birth
New Ross, Indiana, USA
Current Location
New Trenton, Indiana, USA
From
New Ross, Indiana, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

50.0% Labrador Retriever
21.8% Australian Cattle Dog
14.5% American Eskimo Dog
13.7% 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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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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American Eskimo Dog American Eskimo Dog
American Eskimo Dogs belong to the spitz family and they actually came from Germany. They got their start in American circuses due to their intelligence. Today, Eskies make wonderful family pets.
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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

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Breed Mix Matches

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DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
Labrador Retriever
Australian Cattle Dog
American Eskimo Dog
Supermutt

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Breed Reveal Video

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

Through Sister’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

A1a

Haplotype

A400

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A1a

Sister’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.

A400

Sister’s Haplotype

Part of the A1a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in mixed breed dogs.

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Shar Pei dogs think A1a is the coolest!

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