Stella

Mixed Breed

  • Photo of Stella, a Great Pyrenees, German Shepherd Dog, Belgian Malinois, and American Pit Bull Terrier mix in Garland, Texas, USA Photo of Stella, a Great Pyrenees, German Shepherd Dog, Belgian Malinois, and American Pit Bull Terrier mix in Garland, Texas, USA
    I looooove riding shotgun!

“Stella was a rescue from Garland TX, transferred to Everett WA with her litter of puppies. She is a calm zen queen and is great with kids. She's definitely a alpha female and can sometimes be a jerk when meeting new dogs. Stella has the classic 'pyr paw' and is always pawing for attention. She's enjoys the water, rides in the car, taking obedience classes and loves Coffeehouse Radio -The Lumineers, Ed Sherron, and Jack Johnson really get her howling! Stella is now living her best life!”

Place of Birth
Garland, Texas, USA
Current Location
Lake Goodwin, Washington, USA
From
Everett, WA, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

38.2% Great Pyrenees
37.9% German Shepherd Dog
12.1% Belgian Malinois
11.8% American Pit Bull Terrier
Great Pyrenees Great Pyrenees
The Great Pyrenees is an exceptionally loving dog whose primary function is to protect sheep, goats, livestock, people, children, grass, flowers, the moon, lawn furniture, and any real or imaginary predators that may intrude on your personal space. They have a strong build and an amazing thick white coat that exudes elegance and majesty. They make a great family dog because of their intelligence and steady temperament.
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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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Belgian Malinois 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 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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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

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Breed Mix Matches

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A Mix Match of 100 means they are the exact same breed mix!

DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
Great Pyrenees
German Shepherd Dog
Belgian Malinois
American Pit Bull Terrier

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Great Pyrenees mix German Shepherd Dog mix Great Pyrenees Great Pyrenees / American Pit Bull Terrier mix German Shepherd Dog German Shepherd Dog / Belgian Malinois mix Great Pyrenees Great Pyrenees Great Pyrenees American Pit Bull Terrier German Shepherd Dog German Shepherd Dog German Shepherd Dog Belgian Malinois

Breed Reveal Video

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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.

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

A1e

Haplotype

A226

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A1e

Stella’s Haplogroup

This female lineage likely stems from some of the original Central Asian wolves that were domesticated into modern dogs starting about 15,000 years ago. It seemed to be a fairly rare dog line for most of dog history until the past 300 years, when the lineage seemed to “explode” out and spread quickly. What really separates this group from the pack is its presence in Alaskan village dogs and Samoyeds. It is possible that this was an indigenous lineage brought to the Americas from Siberia when people were first starting to make that trip themselves! We see this lineage pop up in overwhelming numbers of Irish Wolfhounds, and it also occurs frequently in popular large breeds like Bernese Mountain Dogs, Saint Bernards and Great Danes. Shetland Sheepdogs are also common members of this maternal line, and we see it a lot in Boxers, too. Though it may be all mixed up with European dogs thanks to recent breeding events, its origins in the Americas makes it a very exciting lineage for sure!

A226

Stella’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1e haplogroup, we have spotted this haplotype in village dogs in Central and South America and Papua New Guinea. Among the 10 breeds we have detected it in, we see it most frequently in Border Collies, Doberman Pinschers, and Samoyeds.

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Irish Wolfhounds are a consistent carrier of A1e.

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.