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  • Photo of Stella, a Chihuahua, American Pit Bull Terrier, and Boxer mix in Stockton, California, USA Photo of Stella, a Chihuahua, American Pit Bull Terrier, and Boxer mix in Stockton, California, USA
    At the Oregon coast about this time last year. She was 8 years old.

“Stella is a gentle girl who is very affectionate, smart, funny, talkative, and energetic. She loves walks, hunting critters, and herding this human. She is a rescue from the streets of Stockton CA. and she's 9 years old. I adopted her from Copper's Dream in CA when she was about a year old and it was love at first sight. She wakes up everyday talkative and ready for the day and hopefully an adventure chasing squirrels.”

Place of Birth

Stockton, California, USA

Current Location

Salem, Oregon, USA

From

Stockton, CA, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

Chihuahua

Chihuahuas have a huge personality that defies their tiny frame, known to be highly active and intelligent canines.

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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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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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Miniature Pinscher

The Miniature Pinscher is a small breed of dog originating from Germany. The breed's earliest ancestors may have included the German Pinscher mixed with Italian greyhounds and dachshunds.

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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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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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American Staffordshire Terrier

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

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Chihuahua
American Pit Bull Terrier
Boxer
Miniature Pinscher
Chow Chow
German Shepherd Dog
American Staffordshire Terrier

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Stella
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Chihuahua mix American Pit Bull Terrier / American Staffordshire Terrier mix Boxer / Chow Chow mix Chihuahua Miniature Pinscher / German Shepherd Dog mix American Pit Bull Terrier American Staffordshire Terrier mix Boxer Chow Chow mix Chihuahua Chihuahua Miniature Pinscher mix German Shepherd Dog mix

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

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Through Stella’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

A397

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A1a

Stella’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.

A397

Stella’s Haplotype

Part of the A1a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in Pembroke Welsh Corgis.

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

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