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See what’s hidden in the pages of Stella’s DNA story. You can learn about the breeds that make Stella who she is, her genetic family tree, and even go back in time to see where her ancestors came from.

“Stella loves to play with her big brother Comet.”

Breed mix

58.2% Australian Cattle Dog
12.8% German Shepherd Dog
8.2% Great Pyrenees
6.8% Border Collie
5.6% Labrador Retriever
8.4% Supermutt Help

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness: 3.8 % HIGH Help
Predicted Adult Weight: 35 lbs Help
Genetic Age: 19 human years Help

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Breed Mix By Chromosome

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

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Family tree

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Breed Families

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Dog breeds have been created over time for work and companionship. Find out about other dog breeds related to the breeds found in Stella.

Maternal Line

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

Paternal Line

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Stella’s DNA includes a story of where her 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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Large screen pedigre From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Australian Cattle Dog mix Australian Cattle Dog mix Australian Cattle Dog Border Collie / Labrador Retriever mix Australian Cattle Dog German Shepherd Dog / Great Pyrenees mix Australian Cattle Dog Australian Cattle Dog Border Collie mix Labrador Retriever mix Australian Cattle Dog Australian Cattle Dog German Shepherd Dog Great Pyrenees mix
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Our algorithms predict this is the most likely family tree to explain Stella’s breed mix, but this family tree may not be the only possible one.

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Breed Families

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Dog breeds have been created over time for work and companionship. Find out about other dog breeds related to the breeds found in Stella.

Maternal Line

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

Paternal Line

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Stella’s DNA includes a story of where her 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.
Australian Cattle Dog
6 related breeds
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.
Related Breeds
Border Collie
Sibling breed
Koolie
Sibling breed
Australian Kelpie
Sibling breed
Collie
Cousin breed
Shetland Sheepdog
Cousin breed
Bearded Collie
Cousin breed
Great Pyrenees
3 related breeds
Great Pyrenees
The Great Pyrenees is an exceptionally loving dog whose primary function is to protect sheep, goats, livestock, people, children, grass, flowers, the moon, lawn furniture, and any real or imaginary predators that may intrude on your personal space. They have a strong build and an amazing thick white coat that exudes elegance and majesty. They make a great family dog because of their intelligence and steady temperament.
Related Breeds
Pyrenean Mastiff
Sibling breed
Pyrenean Shepherd
Cousin breed
Anatolian Shepherd Dog
Cousin breed
Border Collie
4 related breeds
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!
Related Breeds
Bearded Collie
Cousin breed
Collie
Cousin breed
Australian Shepherd
Cousin breed
Shetland Sheepdog
Cousin breed
Labrador Retriever
4 related breeds
Labrador Retriever
The Labrador Retriever was bred for hunting and excelled in retrieving game after it was shot down. Known for its gentle disposition and loyalty, the Labrador Retriever has become a favorite of families and breeders alike.
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Flat-Coated Retriever
Sibling breed
Golden Retriever
Sibling breed
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Cousin breed
Newfoundland
Cousin breed

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

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Maternal Line

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

Paternal Line

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Stella’s DNA includes a story of where her 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 Stella’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

A1e

Haplotype

A25

A1e

Stella’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!

A25

Stella’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1e haplogroup, we have detected this haplotype in village dogs in Mexico. We also see it in Irish Wolfhounds, Great Pyrenees, Brittanys, and Labrador Retrievers.

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Irish Wolfhounds are a consistent carrier of A1e.

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Breed Families

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Dog breeds have been created over time for work and companionship. Find out about other dog breeds related to the breeds found in Stella.

Paternal Line

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Stella’s DNA includes a story of where her 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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There are no deep ancestral lineage results for Stella on her father’s side.

Unlike recent ancestry ("What breeds are in my dog?"), the deep ancestral lineage traces the migration of a dog’s male relatives back in time to the very dawn of dogs.

Male ancestral lineage is passed down father-to-son on the Y sex chromosome. Since female dogs receive two X sex chromosomes and no Y chromosome, their male heritage line is not visible as they have no Y chromosome.

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Breed Families

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Dog breeds have been created over time for work and companionship. Find out about other dog breeds related to the breeds found in Stella.

Maternal Line

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

What’s your dog’s story?

Now that you have explored what’s behind Stella find out what your dog’s DNA has to tell you. Embark tells you more about your dog than you ever thought possible. Are you ready? Let’s go!