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Beauty

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“Beauty was found living on the streets of NYC without hair! Apparently, she was once loved by someone (already spayed and knew basic commands when we adopted her), but somehow got into unfortunate situation. We’ll never know her story. Beauty now resides in Boston, MA with endless treats, toys, and snuggles. She now has am amazingly beautiful coat and is the most loving little girl. Her favorites are meal time, soft fuzzy blankets, and sleeping in our bed spooning her dad.”

Current Location

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

From

New York, New York, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Japanese Chin

The Japanese Chin is a little breed that was born to rule the roost. Though Chinese in origin, these dogs were brought to Japan to serve as the companions of Japanese dignitaries. This is a loving dog that knows it is the real deal.

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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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Pembroke Welsh Corgi

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a small, energetic, herding dog that is good with families.

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Miniature Pinscher

The Miniature Pinscher is a small breed of dog originating from Germany. The breed's earliest ancestors may have included the German Pinscher mixed with Italian greyhounds and dachshunds.

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Dogs Like Beauty

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Discover dogs who share a similar breed mix to Beauty. A higher score means the two dogs have more of their breed mix in common. A score of 100% means they share the exact same breed mix!

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Japanese Chin
Shih Tzu
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Miniature Pinscher

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Beauty
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Shih Tzu mix Japanese Chin mix Shih Tzu Pembroke Welsh Corgi / Miniature Pinscher mix Japanese Chin Japanese Chin / Shih Tzu mix Shih Tzu Shih Tzu Pembroke Welsh Corgi Miniature Pinscher mix Japanese Chin Japanese Chin Japanese Chin Shih Tzu mix

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

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Through Beauty’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

A4

Haplotype

A454

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A4

Beauty’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.

A454

Beauty’s Haplotype

Part of the A4 haplogroup, the A454 haplotype occurs most commonly in Shih Tzus and Chinese Shar-Peis.

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The popular Chihuahua breed descends from the A4 maternal line.

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

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