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“Sonny was rescued from Baja California as a young puppy, and now lives in Southern California. He is a total sweetheart who loves to cuddle, play with his best friends, and be an all-around good boy. He is a service dog in training who does medical alert and non-weight-bearing mobility! He has earned his CGC, CGC Community Canine, and CGC Urban certifications as well as his Novice Trick Dog title from the AKC. He is named after Sonny Carisi from the NBC series Law and Order: SVU.”

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Place of Birth

Baja California, Mexico

Current Location

Temecula, California, USA

From

Lake Elsinore, 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:

Belgian Malinois

The Belgian Malinois is an impressive working dog. These guys have become a staple within the military and the police force due to their intelligence and drive. They can make wonderful companions as long as they are thoroughly exercised.

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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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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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Poodle (Small)

A highly intelligent and playful dog, Miniature and Toy Poodles make for great lap dogs and companions.

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Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzers are an alert and spirited breed with guard dog tendencies.

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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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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

1.5 % HIGH

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Belgian Malinois
American Pit Bull Terrier
German Shepherd Dog
Poodle (Small)
Miniature Schnauzer
Chow Chow
Boxer
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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Mixed Belgian Malinois / American Pit Bull Terrier mix Poodle (Small) / Chow Chow mix Belgian Malinois / German Shepherd Dog mix American Pit Bull Terrier / Miniature Schnauzer mix Belgian Malinois American Pit Bull Terrier mix Poodle (Small) mix Chow Chow mix Belgian Malinois German Shepherd Dog mix American Pit Bull Terrier mix Miniature Schnauzer mix

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

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Through Sonny’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

A1d

Haplotype

A604

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A1d

Sonny’s Haplogroup

This female lineage can be traced back about 15,000 years to some of the original Central Asian wolves that were domesticated into modern dogs. The early females that represent this lineage were likely taken into Eurasia, where they spread rapidly. As a result, many modern breed and village dogs from the Americas, Africa, through Asia and down into Oceania belong to this group! This widespread lineage is not limited to a select few breeds, but the majority of Rottweilers, Afghan Hounds and Wirehaired Pointing Griffons belong to it. It is also the most common female lineage among Papillons, Samoyeds and Jack Russell Terriers. Considering its occurrence in breeds as diverse as Afghan Hounds and Samoyeds, some of this is likely ancient variation. But because of its presence in many modern European breeds, much of its diversity likely can be attributed to much more recent breeding.

A604

Sonny’s Haplotype

Part of the A1d haplogroup, the A604 haplotype occurs most commonly in Australian Shepherds. It's a rare find!

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The vast majority of Rottweilers have the A1d haplogroup.

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Through Sonny’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

A1

Haplotype

Ha.1

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A1

Sonny’s Haplogroup

A1 is the male lineage in several breeds that aren't very closely related to each other. Gordon Setters, Newfoundlands, and Miniature Schnauzers all had male founders from this paternal line, and now many males in those breeds carry their Y chromosome. Each of these breeds started in the past 200-300 years, and their founders must have included dogs that trace back to the same male ancestors deeper in dog evolutionary time, stretching all the way back to when dogs were first domesticated in Central Asia about 15,000 years ago. Unlike many Y chromosome (male) lineages found in European and recent American breeds, only one village dog (in Alaska) carries an A1 Y chromosome, indicating that the breeds from this lineage probably didn't travel around the world with European colonization as much as some other breeds.

Ha.1

Sonny’s Haplotype

The lone member of the A1 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs in Newfoundlands, Miniature Schnauzers, Gordon Setters, and village dogs in Alaska.

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The Newfoundland is from the A1 paternal line.

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