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Tater Tot

Mixed Ancestry

“Likes: begging for food, stealing food if not procured after begging, chasing rabbits, high fives, playing in snow, peanut butter, sneaking cat food Dislikes: rain and thunder, fireworks, car rides, cats (small yet terrifying creatures!), vegetables, getting a bath, trimming nails, getting ignored when begging for food”

Place of Birth

Fulton County, GA, USA

Current Location

St. Louis, Missouri, USA

From

Fulton County, GA, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Embark Supermutt analysis

What’s in that Supermutt? There may be small amounts of DNA from these distant ancestors:

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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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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Russell-type Terrier

These small, energetic terriers, developed in 19th century England for hunting small game, are now some of the best agility dogs around.

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Cocker Spaniel

Cocker Spaniels are handsome and intelligent hunting dogs that are also well-suited to life as a loving family pet.

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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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Akita

The Akita is a large breed of dog originating from the mountainous northern regions of Japan.

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Chow Chow
American Pit Bull Terrier
Russell-type Terrier
Cocker Spaniel
German Shepherd Dog
Akita
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Here’s what Tater Tot’s family tree may have looked like.
Tater Tot
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Mixed Chow Chow mix Russell-type Terrier / Cocker Spaniel mix Chow Chow / German Shepherd Dog mix American Pit Bull Terrier / Akita mix Chow Chow Mixed Russell-type Terrier Cocker Spaniel Chow Chow German Shepherd Dog mix American Pit Bull Terrier Akita mix
While there may be other possible configurations of her family’s relationships, this is the most likely family tree to explain Tater Tot’s breed mix.

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Through Tater Tot’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

A5

Haplotype

A202

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A5

Tater Tot’s Haplogroup

A5 is a rare maternal lineage. It is most numerous among the village dogs of Vietnam, though it is also present in the Chow Chow breed. Additionally, it is found in the Carolina Dog, and attests to this population’s origins among the indigenous native dog.

A202

Tater Tot’s Haplotype

Part of the A5 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in village dogs in Vietnam.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

The Chow Chow is a carrier of the rare A5 haplogroup.

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

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