Balou

Mixed Breed

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

63.4% Siberian Husky
12.4% Basset Hound
12.4% German Shepherd Dog
11.8% Alaskan Malamute
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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Basset Hound Basset Hound
Basset Hounds are widely adored, short-legged and long-bodied hunting dogs that are considered great family companions.
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German Shepherd Dog 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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Alaskan Malamute Alaskan Malamute
The Alaskan Malamute is a large, fluffy spitz breed recognized as being one of the most ancient breeds of dogs. The forebears to the modern Malamute crossed the Bering Strait with their owners over 4,000 years ago. Their size, thick coat, and work drive make them ideal dogs for pulling sleds, but they also make amicable companions.
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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

1.9 % HIGH Learn More

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DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
Siberian Husky
Basset Hound
German Shepherd Dog
Alaskan Malamute

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Siberian Husky mix Siberian Husky mix Siberian Husky Alaskan Malamute / German Shepherd Dog mix Siberian Husky Basset Hound / German Shepherd Dog mix Siberian Husky Siberian Husky Alaskan Malamute German Shepherd Dog mix Siberian Husky Siberian Husky Basset Hound German Shepherd Dog mix

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

Through Balou’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

E

Haplotype

E17

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E

Balou’s Haplogroup

Haplogroup E is a very rare maternal line, present primarily in Northern breed dogs and dogs with some level of recent gray wolf ancestry.

E17

Balou’s Haplotype

The E haplogroup in general is not common. It has been found most frequently in dogs with East Asian breed ancestry.

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An example of an Akita.

Through Balou’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.4/11

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A1b

Balou’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.4/11

Balou’s Haplotype

Part of the A1b haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in mixed breed dogs.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

Great Danes and Pomeranians have this in common!