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Athena

Mixed Breed

  • Photo of Athena, a Siberian Husky, Boston Terrier, and Mixed mix in Pennsylvania, USA Photo of Athena, a Siberian Husky, Boston Terrier, and Mixed mix in Pennsylvania, USA
    1 year

“Athena’s a dog with too much energy.”

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@njmc_

Place of Birth
Pennsylvania, USA
Current Location
Gambrills, Maryland, USA
From
Small Miracles Cat & Dog Rescue, Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

44.4% Siberian Husky
22.4% Boston Terrier
9.8% Shetland Sheepdog
5.4% Chow Chow
18.0% Supermutt

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

Siberian Husky Siberian Husky
Bred initially in Northern Siberia, the Siberian Husky is a medium-sized working dog who is quick and light on their feet. Their moderately compact and well furred body, erect ears and brush tail suggest their Northern heritage. Huskies are very active and energetic and are known for being long distance sled dogs.
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Boston Terrier Boston Terrier
Boston Terriers are lively, intelligent and friendly. Although a small dog, they are strong and sturdy.
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Shetland Sheepdog Shetland Sheepdog
Shetland Sheepdogs are a lively, smart and athletic herding dogs that also makes a great family pet.
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Chow Chow 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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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

1.5 % HIGH Learn More

Breed Mix Matches

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DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
Siberian Husky
Boston Terrier
Shetland Sheepdog
Chow Chow
Supermutt
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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Siberian Husky mix Siberian Husky mix Boston Terrier / Shetland Sheepdog mix Siberian Husky Boston Terrier mix Siberian Husky Mixed Boston Terrier Shetland Sheepdog mix Siberian Husky Siberian Husky Boston Terrier Mixed

Breed Reveal Video

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

Through Athena’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

A234

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A1e

Athena’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!

A234

Athena’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1e haplogroup, this haplotype occurs in village dogs in South America, South Asia, and into the South Pacific. Among breeds, we see it in highest frequency among Vizslas, Boxers, and Yorkshire Terriers.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

Irish Wolfhounds are a consistent carrier of A1e.

The Paternal Haplotype reveals a dog’s deep ancestral lineage, stretching back thousands of years to the original domestication of dogs.

Are you looking for information on the breeds that Athena inherited from her mom and dad? Check out her breed breakdown and family tree.

Paternal Haplotype is determined by looking at a dog’s Y-chromosome—but not all dogs have Y-chromosomes!

Why can’t we show Paternal Haplotype results for female dogs?

All dogs have two sex chromosomes. Female dogs have two X-chromosomes (XX) and male dogs have one X-chromosome and one Y-chromosome (XY). When having offspring, female (XX) dogs always pass an X-chromosome to their puppy. Male (XY) dogs can pass either an X or a Y-chromosome—if the puppy receives an X-chromosome from its father then it will be a female (XX) puppy and if it receives a Y-chromosome then it will be a male (XY) puppy. As you can see, Y-chromosomes are passed down from a male dog only to its male offspring.

Since Athena is a female (XX) dog, she has no Y-chromosome for us to analyze and determine a paternal haplotype.