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  • Photo of Skips, an American Pit Bull Terrier, American Bulldog, and American Staffordshire Terrier mix in Holly Hill, Florida, USA Photo of Skips, an American Pit Bull Terrier, American Bulldog, and American Staffordshire Terrier mix in Holly Hill, Florida, USA
    Those ears!!

“Skips is almost a year old and weighs 74 lbs. He had incredibly goofy ears as a pup but he's grown into them now. He's very playful and curious, and so sweet! He has a long, tall slender body and his tail-end sways when he walks. He actually smiles at us when we come home... his nose scrunches up and you can see his smile! 😍 His best friend is Jackie Wawa, a Jack Russell/Chihuahua. She is so much smaller than him but she still *tries* to keep him in line.”

Place of Birth

Holly Hill, Florida, USA

Current Location

Ormond Beach, Florida, USA

From

Ormond Beach, Florida, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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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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American Bulldog

American bulldogs are enjoying a healthy increase in popularity, either as a working/protector dog or as a family pet. All over the world, they are used variously as "hog dogs" (catching escaped pigs or hunting razorbacks), as cattle drovers and as working or sport K-9s. American Bulldogs also successfully compete in several dog sports such as dog obedience, Iron Dog competition and weight pulling.

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American Staffordshire Terrier

American Staffordshire Terriers are powerful but playful dogs that are both loyal and affectionate with their owners.

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DNA Breed Origins

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American Pit Bull Terrier
American Bulldog
American Staffordshire Terrier

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS American Pit Bull Terrier mix American Pit Bull Terrier mix American Pit Bull Terrier American Staffordshire Terrier / American Bulldog mix American Pit Bull Terrier American Bulldog mix American Pit Bull Terrier American Pit Bull Terrier American Staffordshire Terrier American Bulldog American Pit Bull Terrier American Pit Bull Terrier American Bulldog American Bulldog mix

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

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Through Skips’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

A1b

Haplotype

A416

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A1b

Skips’s Haplogroup

This female lineage was very likely one of the original lineages in the wolves that were first domesticated into dogs in Central Asia about 15,000 years ago. Since then, the lineage has been very successful and travelled the globe! Dogs from this group are found in ancient Bronze Age fossils in the Middle East and southern Europe. By the end of the Bronze Age, it became exceedingly common in Europe. These dogs later became many of the dogs that started some of today's most popular breeds, like German Shepherds, Pugs, Whippets, English Sheepdogs and Miniature Schnauzers. During the period of European colonization, the lineage became even more widespread as European dogs followed their owners to far-flung places like South America and Oceania. It's now found in many popular breeds as well as village dogs across the world!

A416

Skips’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1b haplogroup, we see this haplotype most frequently in American Bulldogs.

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A1b is the most common haplogroup found in German Shepherds.

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Through Skips’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

A2b

Haplotype

Hc.14

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A2b

Skips’s Haplogroup

A2b appears to have split a few times in succession, which means that some of the Central Asian male ancestors of this lineage went their separate ways before their respective Y chromosomes made their rounds. There is not much diversity in this lineage, meaning that it has only begun to take off recently. Two iconic breeds, the Dachshund and Bloodhound, represent this lineage well. Over half of Rottweilers are A2b, as are the majority of Labrador Retrievers and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. While A2a is restricted mostly to East Asia, this paternal line is also found among European breeds.

Hc.14

Skips’s Haplotype

Part of the A2b haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in mixed breed dogs.

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A2b is found in the Daschund breed.

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