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Smokey Bear

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“Smokey is obsessed with UPS/FedEx as they bring her boxes that she loves to tear into. Smokey loves people and is ultra protective of her family. She has a lot of quirks and does not like to go on walks unless she's off leash or going to the mail box (possible packages!). She's so loyal and protective - when I landed head first on a rock once while trail running and I had a serious head injury, the fire department and sheriff's deputies told me she never left my side.”

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Place of Birth

Oregon, USA

Current Location

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:

Border Collie

Border Collies are highly energetic and work-oriented herding dogs, whose stamina is matched by their intelligence and alertness. While they excel at the herding they were bred for, many Border Collies also enjoy flyball, obedience, and other canine sports. As long as they have a job to do and are physically and mentally stimulated, Border Collies can make excellent companions for the right owners.

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Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherds are an energetic mid-sized breed that make the perfect companion.

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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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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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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

0.6 % LOW

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Border Collie
Australian Shepherd
Australian Cattle Dog
Labrador Retriever
Supermutt

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Changes to this dog’s profile
  • On 2/14/2020 changed name from "Smokey" to "Smokey Bear"
  • On 2/14/2020 changed name from "Smokey Bear" to "Smokey"

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Border Collie mix Mixed Border Collie Australian Shepherd / Australian Cattle Dog mix Border Collie / Australian Shepherd mix Australian Cattle Dog / Labrador Retriever mix Border Collie Border Collie Australian Shepherd Australian Cattle Dog mix Border Collie Australian Shepherd Australian Cattle Dog mix Labrador Retriever mix

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

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Through Smokey Bear’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

A1b

Haplotype

A370

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A1b

Smokey Bear’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!

A370

Smokey Bear’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1b haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Cocker Spaniels. It’s a rare find!

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A1b is the most common haplogroup found in German Shepherds.

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

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