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Tucker

Mixed Breed

“We think that Tucker is very special dog. When we adopted Tuck I wanted him to enjoy the water so I enrolled him in puppy swimming classes. He took to it right away swimming like it was completely natural. Long story short swimming is Tucker's, number one, favorite thing to do. Just lately we discovered that it doesn't even matter what the temperature is outside! He went swimming when it was 20 degrees outside and had icicles hanging off his long tresses.”

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

33.4% Golden Retriever
12.7% Border Collie
10.5% German Shepherd Dog
10.1% Siberian Husky
6.8% Airedale Terrier
5.6% Alaskan Malamute
4.6% Collie
16.3% Supermutt

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

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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Border Collie Border Collie
Border Collies are highly energetic and work oriented herding dogs, whose stamina is matched by their intelligence and alertness. If you want the smartest dog out there, then you have come to the right place!
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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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Siberian Husky Siberian Husky
Bred initially in Northern Siberia, the Siberian Husky is a medium-sized working dog who is quick and light on their feet. Their moderately compact and well furred body, erect ears and brush tail suggest their Northern heritage. Huskies are very active and energetic and are known for being long distance sled dogs.
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Airedale Terrier Airedale Terrier
Intelligent, outgoing, and confident, the Airedale Terrier possesses a wonderful playful streak that delights his owners. An able sporting dog, he became an ideal working dog as well, proving his worth during World War I. Known as the “King of Terriers,” the Airedale is indeed the largest of all terriers. The dog breed originated in the Aire Valley of Yorkshire, and was created to catch otters and rats in the region between the Aire and Wharfe Rivers.
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Alaskan Malamute Alaskan Malamute
The Alaskan Malamute is a large, fluffy spitz breed recognized as being one of the most ancient breeds of dogs. The forebears to the modern Malamute crossed the Bering Strait with their owners over 4,000 years ago. Their size, thick coat, and work drive make them ideal dogs for pulling sleds, but they also make amicable companions.
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Collie Collie
Collies are attractive herding dogs, boasting a beautiful coat while being highly intelligent. They also make for extremely loyal and sweet family pets.
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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

9.1 % HIGH Learn More

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

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:
Golden Retriever
Border Collie
German Shepherd Dog
Siberian Husky
Airedale Terrier
Alaskan Malamute
Collie
Supermutt

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Golden Retriever mix Border Collie / German Shepherd Dog mix Siberian Husky / Alaskan Malamute mix Golden Retriever Airedale Terrier / Collie mix Border Collie German Shepherd Dog Siberian Husky mix Alaskan Malamute mix Golden Retriever Golden Retriever Airedale Terrier mix Collie mix

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

Through Tucker’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

B1

Haplotype

B1b

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B1

Tucker’s Haplogroup

B1 is the second most common maternal lineage in breeds of European or American origin. It is the female line of the majority of Golden Retrievers, Basset Hounds, and Shih Tzus, and about half of Beagles, Pekingese and Toy Poodles. This lineage is also somewhat common among village dogs that carry distinct ancestry from these breeds. We know this is a result of B1 dogs being common amongst the European dogs that their conquering owners brought around the world, because nowhere on earth is it a very common lineage in village dogs. It even enables us to trace the path of (human) colonization: Because most Bichons are B1 and Bichons are popular in Spanish culture, B1 is now fairly common among village dogs in Latin America.

B1b

Tucker’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, we see this haplotype in village dogs across the world, including those from Central America, the Middle East, South Asia, and the French Polynesian Islands. Among the 31 breed dogs we see it in, we see it in Poodles, Otterhounds, and Labrador Retrievers. It is also our most commonly-sampled Golden Retriever haplotype!

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

The B1 haplogroup can be found in village dogs like the Peruvian Village Dog, pictured above.

Through Tucker’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

Achille's Haplogroup

Haplotype

Achilles

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Achille's Haplogroup

Tucker’s Haplogroup

This is a lineage that is unknown in dogs and may only be found in wolves. 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.

Achilles

Tucker’s Haplotype

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

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

The mysterious wolf hides many genetic mysteries unknown to science - like where this male lineage came from.