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Spocky

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  • Photo of Spocky, a Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, Boxer, Rottweiler, and German Shepherd Dog mix in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada Photo of Spocky, a Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, Boxer, Rottweiler, and German Shepherd Dog mix in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
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“Spocky, also known as Spock, was born on Sept 4, 2019, in SPCA of Northern BC. He was fostered by us in Burnaby SPCA on Nov 8, 2019, and later adopted into our home exactly one month after. He has a sibling named Kimi who has been adopted by another lovely family. He loves to lay under the warm sun, chew on sticks and sits by mommy while she cooks in the kitchen. He is fond of beef sticks, rockfish, cheese and butter!! His favorite activity is to play with his human brothers at home now.”

Current Location
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
From
BC SPCA Burnaby Community Animal Centre, Norland Avenue, Burnaby, BC, Canada

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

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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Golden Retriever Golden Retriever
Developed as an ideal hunting retriever, the Golden Retriever's eagerness to please and friendliness has made them an extremely popular family pet.
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Boxer 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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Rottweiler Rottweiler
Originally used for driving cattle and protecting valuable convoys, Rottweilers are now popular family pets as well as guard, police and military dogs.
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German Shepherd Dog 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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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

18.2 % HIGH Learn More

Predicted Adult Weight
Genetic Age
23 human years Learn More
Based on the date of birth provided

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DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
Labrador Retriever
Golden Retriever
Boxer
Rottweiler
German Shepherd Dog

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Spocky
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Mixed Labrador Retriever / Golden Retriever mix German Shepherd Dog / Rottweiler mix Boxer / Rottweiler mix Golden Retriever / Labrador Retriever mix Labrador Retriever Golden Retriever German Shepherd Dog Rottweiler mix Boxer Rottweiler mix Golden Retriever Labrador Retriever

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

Through Spocky’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

C1

Haplotype

C36

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C1

Spocky’s Haplogroup

Congratulations, C1 is a very exotic female lineage! It is more closely associated with maternal lineages found in wolves, foxes and jackals than with other dog lineages. So it seems dogs in this group have a common male dog ancestor who, many thousands of years ago, mated with a female wolf! This is not a common lineage in any breed, though a good number of German Shepherds and Doberman Pinchers are C1. It is also found in breeds as diverse as Peruvian Inca Orchids and Pekingese; it is rarely found amongst Labrador Retrievers, Border Collies, Siberian Huskies, or Cocker Spaniels. Despite its fascinating origins, it is widely distributed around the globe, and even shows up frequently among Peruvian village dogs. It almost certainly survived at low frequency in Europe for millennia and then was dispersed outside of Europe by colonialism, though not as successfully as some other lineages.

C36

Spocky’s Haplotype

Part of the C1 haplogroup, the C36 haplotype occurs most commonly in Karelian Bear Dogs, West Highland White Terriers and Portuguese Water Dogs.

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The C1 maternal line is commonly found in Jackals.

Through Spocky’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.53

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A1a

Spocky’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.53

Spocky’s Haplotype

Part of the A1a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in Golden Retrievers, Border Collies, and the Coton de Tulear.

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Dogs with A1a lineage travelled during European Colonial times.