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Ziggy

Mixed Ancestry

“Loves to snuggle 🥰 Ziggy started off as a stray in Huston, TX. He was in a kill shelter and rescued by a group in Colorado. We found our way to him and he is the best boy! Super sweet, loves everyone, good listener! ❤️❤️❤️”

Place of Birth

Houston, Texas, USA

Current Location

Conifer, Colorado, 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:

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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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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Boxer

Developed in Germany, the Boxer is a popular family dog: patient, loyal and smart-requiring lots of exercise and proper training. For active families or owners looking for a rambunctious jogging buddy, Boxers may be the perfect breed. Boxers delight their humans with their sense of humor and affectionate nature.

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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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DNA Breed Origins

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

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Through Ziggy’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

A1d

Haplotype

A467

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A1d

Ziggy’s Haplogroup

This female lineage can be traced back about 15,000 years to some of the original Central Asian wolves that were domesticated into modern dogs. The early females that represent this lineage were likely taken into Eurasia, where they spread rapidly. As a result, many modern breed and village dogs from the Americas, Africa, through Asia and down into Oceania belong to this group! This widespread lineage is not limited to a select few breeds, but the majority of Rottweilers, Afghan Hounds and Wirehaired Pointing Griffons belong to it. It is also the most common female lineage among Papillons, Samoyeds and Jack Russell Terriers. Considering its occurrence in breeds as diverse as Afghan Hounds and Samoyeds, some of this is likely ancient variation. But because of its presence in many modern European breeds, much of its diversity likely can be attributed to much more recent breeding.

A467

Ziggy’s Haplotype

Part of the A1d haplogroup, the A467 haplotype occurs most commonly in Bulldogs, American Bullies and American Pit Bull Terriers.

The vast majority of Rottweilers have the A1d haplogroup.

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Through Ziggy’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

A1b

Haplotype

Ha.12

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A1b

Ziggy’s Haplogroup

For most of dog history, this haplogroup was probably quite rare. However, a couple hundred years ago it seems to have found its way into a prized male guard dog in Europe who had many offspring, including the ancestors of many European guard breeds such as Doberman Pinchers, St. Bernards, and Great Danes. Despite being rare, many of the most imposing dogs on Earth have it; strangely, so do many Pomeranians! Perhaps this explains why some Poms are so tough, acting like they're ten times their actual size! This lineage is most commonly found in working dogs, in particular guard dogs. With origins in Europe, it spread widely across other regions as Europeans took their dogs across the world.

Ha.12

Ziggy’s Haplotype

Part of the A1b haplogroup, the Ha.12 haplotype occurs most commonly in mixed-breed dogs.

Great Danes and Pomeranians have this in common!

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