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Walter

Llewellin Setter

“He likes constant contact with his humans! He is a lover and a cuddle bug. Walter enjoys playing fetch with stuffed animals. He always grabs one for us when we arrive home. Perhaps one day he will stop eating poop...”

Current Location
Portland, Oregon, USA
From
Georgia, USA

This dog has been viewed 295 times and been given 14 wags

Genetic Breed Result

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Llewellin Setter

100.0% Llewellin Setter
Llewellin Setter Llewellin Setter
The Llewellin Setter is widely cherished as one of the best field hunting dogs around. These dogs are well-loved for their hunting prowess, spirit, and sweet dispositions.
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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

0.9 % MEDIUM Learn More

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Breed Reveal Video

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

Through Walter’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

A1e

Haplotype

A652

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A1e

Walter’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!

A652

Walter’s Haplotype

Part of the A1e haplogroup, the A652 haplotype occurs most commonly in Chihuahuas.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

Irish Wolfhounds are a consistent carrier of A1e.

Through Walter’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

A1a

Haplotype

H1a.19

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A1a

Walter’s Haplogroup

Some of the wolves that became the original dogs in Central Asia around 15,000 years ago came from this long and distinguished line of male dogs. After domestication, they followed their humans from Asia to Europe and then didn't stop there. They took root in Europe, eventually becoming the dogs that founded the Vizsla breed 1,000 years ago. The Vizsla is a Central European hunting dog, and all male Vizslas descend from this line. During the Age of Exploration, like their owners, these pooches went by the philosophy, "Have sail, will travel!" From the windy plains of Patagonia to the snug and homey towns of the American Midwest, the beaches of a Pacific paradise, and the broad expanse of the Australian outback, these dogs followed their masters to the outposts of empires. Whether through good fortune or superior genetics, dogs from the A1a lineage traveled the globe and took root across the world. Now you find village dogs from this line frolicking on Polynesian beaches, hanging out in villages across the Americas, and scavenging throughout Old World settlements. You can also find this "prince of patrilineages" in breeds as different as German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Pugs, Border Collies, Scottish Terriers, and Irish Wolfhounds. No male wolf line has been as successful as the A1a line!

H1a.19

Walter’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs in village dogs throughout central Africa. We also see it in English Setters, where it is the most common haplotype for that breed.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

Dogs with A1a lineage travelled during European Colonial times.