Supermutt is a term used to indicate a mix of other breeds that are present in only trace amounts (1-5% ancestry) so they can’t be accurately identified. Some dogs descend from other dogs that were themselves mixed breed. These other dogs can give small contributions to the ancestry of your dog, so small that they are no longer recognizable as any one particular breed.
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