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Stella

Mixed Ancestry

“Stella loves other dogs and loves watching TV, especially dog shows or nature channels. She loves to sniff people's heads... it's how she checks people out. She's more of a whiner than a barker and has a surprisingly deep bark for a dainty sort of girl. She loves to run and do zoomies. She likes to take her 'prize' toys outside, as if it's an urgency sometimes. Her form of affection is weaving in and out of your legs, leaning against you, or just laying near you (after sniffing your head).”

Place of Birth

Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA

Current Location

Weddington, North Carolina, USA

From

Wilmington, NC, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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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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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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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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English Shepherd

A farmer's helper, a loyal companion, a child's shadow: The English Shepherd.

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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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Coyote

Coyotes aren’t really dogs. That’s the first thing people need to know about them. The second thing they need to know is that Coyotes do not make very good pets—they should be left to live in the wild as nature intended. However, just because people can’t bring them into their homes doesn’t mean that they aren’t fascinating creatures. There is a lot we can learn from these canid cousins of our beloved house pets.

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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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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Labrador Retriever
Golden Retriever
American Pit Bull Terrier
English Shepherd
Chow Chow
Coyote
Rottweiler

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Here’s what Stella’s family tree may have looked like.
Stella
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Mixed Golden Retriever / Labrador Retriever mix English Shepherd / American Pit Bull Terrier mix Labrador Retriever / Golden Retriever mix American Pit Bull Terrier / Rottweiler mix Golden Retriever Labrador Retriever mix English Shepherd mix American Pit Bull Terrier mix Labrador Retriever Golden Retriever mix American Pit Bull Terrier mix Rottweiler mix
While there may be other possible configurations of her family’s relationships, this is the most likely family tree to explain Stella’s breed mix.

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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

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Stella’s Haplogroup

This is a lineage that is found infrequently in dogs and may only be found in coyotes and dogs with recent coyote ancestors. It is very different from all known dog lineages indicating a long time between the most recent common ancestor of canids in this lineage and domestic dogs.

H5

Stella’s Haplotype

This haplotype has been spotted in coyotes and dogs with coyote ancestry. Not only is that pretty neat, but it also helps move science forward.

North American coyotes have been known to mix with dogs in parts of the United States.

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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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