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Badger

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“We adopted Badger in August 2019 and are his fourth family. We don’t have much of his history or an exact age. He’s a fun little guy who loves playing ball and tug, running around outside, and chasing most things that move. Once he’s done running around like crazy, Badger loves to curl up under a warm blanket.”

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Current Location

Carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA

From

Philadelphia, PA, USA

This dog has been viewed and been given 14 wags

Genetic Breed Result

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Embark Supermutt analysis

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

Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzers are an alert and spirited breed with guard dog tendencies.

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Chihuahua

Chihuahuas have a huge personality that defies their tiny frame, known to be highly active and intelligent canines.

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Dachshund

The Dachshund, meaning “badger dog” in German, is a lively breed with a friendly personality and a great sense of smell. Known for their long and low bodies, they are spirited hunters that excel in both above and below-ground work. They come in three different coat varieties (smooth, wirehaired or longhaired) and can be miniature or standard size.

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Russell-type Terrier

These small, energetic terriers, developed in 19th century England for hunting small game, are now some of the best agility dogs around.

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Yorkshire Terrier

Petite but proud, the Yorkshire terrier is a popular toy breed with a silky, low-shedding coat.

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Shih Tzu

This ancient breed is the perfect lapdog. Sweet and easygoing, they want nothing more than to be close to their humans.

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Miniature Schnauzer
Chihuahua
Dachshund
Russell-type Terrier
Yorkshire Terrier
Shih Tzu
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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Mixed Miniature Schnauzer / Russell-type Terrier mix Dachshund / Chihuahua mix Chihuahua / Dachshund mix Miniature Schnauzer / Russell-type Terrier mix Miniature Schnauzer Russell-type Terrier mix Dachshund mix Chihuahua mix Chihuahua Dachshund mix Miniature Schnauzer mix Russell-type Terrier mix

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

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Through Badger’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

A4

Haplotype

A452

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A4

Badger’s Haplogroup

The A4 maternal lineage is fairly rare. It is found in Cocker Spaniels, but A4 is also represented well among East Asian breeds including the Chinese Crested Dog, Shar-Pei and Shih Tzu. Moving away from Asia, it is also found among Chihuahuas (a very old breed!) and village dogs in Peru. This may be a lineage that moved into Western breeds because of their owners' tendencies to mix them up with Eastern breeds in the early modern period.

A452

Badger’s Haplotype

Part of the A4 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in mixed breed dogs.

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The popular Chihuahua breed descends from the A4 maternal line.

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Through Badger’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

A1

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Ha.1

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A1

Badger’s Haplogroup

A1 is the male lineage in several breeds that aren't very closely related to each other. Gordon Setters, Newfoundlands, and Miniature Schnauzers all had male founders from this paternal line, and now many males in those breeds carry their Y chromosome. Each of these breeds started in the past 200-300 years, and their founders must have included dogs that trace back to the same male ancestors deeper in dog evolutionary time, stretching all the way back to when dogs were first domesticated in Central Asia about 15,000 years ago. Unlike many Y chromosome (male) lineages found in European and recent American breeds, only one village dog (in Alaska) carries an A1 Y chromosome, indicating that the breeds from this lineage probably didn't travel around the world with European colonization as much as some other breeds.

Ha.1

Badger’s Haplotype

The lone member of the A1 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs in Newfoundlands, Miniature Schnauzers, Gordon Setters, and village dogs in Alaska.

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The Newfoundland is from the A1 paternal line.

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