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Place of Birth

Arizona, USA

Current Location

San Diego, California, USA

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Arizona, 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:

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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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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Australian Cattle Dog

A classic cattle dog, Australian Cattle Dogs were developed from a mixture of breeds in Australia in the 19th century, and still maintain their energetic herding instincts today.

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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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Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherds are an energetic mid-sized breed that make the perfect companion.

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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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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

0.3 % LOW

Predicted Adult Weight

43 lbs

Genetic Age
23 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

Dogs Like Twix

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Discover dogs who share a similar breed mix to Twix. A higher score means the two dogs have more of their breed mix in common. A score of 100% means they share the exact same breed mix!

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
German Shepherd Dog
Chow Chow
Australian Cattle Dog
American Pit Bull Terrier
Australian Shepherd
Rottweiler
Supermutt

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Twix
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Chow Chow mix Australian Cattle Dog / German Shepherd Dog mix American Pit Bull Terrier / Australian Shepherd mix Chow Chow German Shepherd Dog / Rottweiler mix Australian Cattle Dog German Shepherd Dog mix American Pit Bull Terrier Australian Shepherd mix Chow Chow Chow Chow German Shepherd Dog Rottweiler mix

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

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Through Twix’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

A201

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A5

Twix’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.

A201

Twix’s Haplotype

Part of the A5 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Carolina dogs. It’s a rare find!

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

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