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“He came to me from a rescue group when he was 12 weeks old, he was born in the home of his foster family. He is my first agility dog, and we just started doing nosework, too. He is a beautiful, showstopping dog - I am always asked what kind of dog he is - looking forward to finding out the answer to this!”

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Genetic Breed mix

Mixed Breed

50.0% Australian Shepherd
25.7% Golden Retriever
13.2% Cocker Spaniel
11.1% Supermutt

Embark Supermutt analysis

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Mix Match breakdown

Breed Woodson Harper Campbell Match
Australian Shepherd 50.0% 27.1% 27
Golden Retriever 25.7% 13.5% 14
Cocker Spaniel 13.2% 0.0% 0
Supermutt 11.1% 0.0% 0
Foxhound 0.0% 26.0% 0
Dalmatian 0.0% 13.4% 0
Chesapeake Bay Retriever 0.0% 7.6% 0
Collie 0.0% 6.4% 0
Staffordshire Terrier 0.0% 6.0% 0
    Mix Match: 41

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness: 0.9 % MEDIUM
Predicted Adult Weight: 66 lbs
Genetic Age: 45 human years

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Breed Mix By Chromosome

Our advanced test identifies from where Woodson inherited every part of the chromosome pairs in his genome. Each chromosome section is colored to represent the breed that it comes from.

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Maternal Haplotype

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Paternal Haplotype

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

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Maternal Haplotype

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Through the DNA inherited from Woodson’s mother we can trace his ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. Find out how far Woodson’s family has traveled.

Paternal Haplotype

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Woodson’s DNA includes a story of where his father’s ancestors came from. We’ll show you more about how we categorize his ancestors all based of the science of genetics.

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DNA shows us the unique path to each of today’s recognized breeds by exposing the relatedness between them.
Golden Retriever
4 related breeds
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.
Related Breeds
Flat-Coated Retriever
Sibling breed
Labrador Retriever
Sibling breed
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Cousin breed
Newfoundland
Cousin breed
Cocker Spaniel
4 related breeds
Cocker Spaniel
Cocker Spaniels are handsome and intelligent hunting dogs that are also well suited to life as a loving family pet.
Related Breeds
English Cocker Spaniel
Sibling breed
Sussex Spaniel
Cousin breed
English Springer Spaniel
Cousin breed
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Cousin breed

Some images and text courtesy of the AKC, used with permission.

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Maternal Haplotype

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Through the DNA inherited from Woodson’s mother we can trace his ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. Find out how far Woodson’s family has traveled.

Paternal Haplotype

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Woodson’s DNA includes a story of where his father’s ancestors came from. We’ll show you more about how we categorize his ancestors all based of the science of genetics.

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Through Woodson’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

Woodson’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

Woodson’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!

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

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Paternal Haplotype

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Woodson’s DNA includes a story of where his father’s ancestors came from. We’ll show you more about how we categorize his ancestors all based of the science of genetics.

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Through Woodson’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

A2b

Haplotype

Hc.10

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A2b

Woodson’s Haplogroup

A2b appears to have split a few times in succession, which means that some of the Central Asian male ancestors of this lineage went their separate ways before their respective Y chromosomes made their rounds. There is not much diversity in this lineage, meaning that it has only begun to take off recently. Two iconic breeds, the Dachshund and Bloodhound, represent this lineage well. Over half of Rottweilers are A2b, as are the majority of Labrador Retrievers and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. While A2a is restricted mostly to East Asia, this paternal line is also found among European breeds.

Hc.10

Woodson’s Haplotype

Part of the A2b haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Labrador Retrievers, Rottweilers, Curly-Coated Retrievers, Dandie Dinmont Terriers, and village dogs throughout the world.

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A2b is found in the Daschund breed.

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