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Bella

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  • Photo of Bella, a Shih Tzu, Poodle (Small), Pekingese, and Mixed mix in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Photo of Bella, a Shih Tzu, Poodle (Small), Pekingese, and Mixed mix in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

“We adopted Bella from the shelter the day after she got spayed. She was extremely shy at first, but when we brought her home, she took one lap around the house, looked at us, rolled over for belly rubs and hasn’t stopped asking for them since! She is the sweetest and best part of our day.”

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Philadelphia, PA, USA

This dog has been viewed and been given 17 wags

Genetic Breed Result

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Embark Supermutt analysis

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

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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Poodle (Small)

A highly intelligent and playful dog, Miniature and Toy Poodles make for great lap dogs and companions.

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Pekingese

Pekingese were dogs bred for centuries to be the prized companions of the imperial family of China. Today they are still cherished family companions and show dogs who greet everyone they meet with dignity and grace.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

1.8 % HIGH

Predicted Adult Weight

9 lbs

Genetic Age
53 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Shih Tzu
Poodle (Small)
Pekingese
Supermutt

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Bella
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Mixed Poodle (Small) / Shih Tzu mix Pekingese mix Shih Tzu mix Poodle (Small) / Pekingese mix Poodle (Small) Shih Tzu Pekingese Mixed Shih Tzu Shih Tzu mix Poodle (Small) Pekingese

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

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Through Bella’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

C2

Haplotype

C17

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C2

Bella’s Haplogroup

C2 is a very old female lineage found more commonly among English Setters, English Bulldogs, and American Eskimo Dogs. We also see C2 in village dogs in South Asia. Rather than having a few characteristic breeds representing this lineage particularly well, it is present in a few uncommon individuals of many different breeds. Unlike some European breed lineages that have seen skyrocketing popularity along the path to the modern dogs we see today, C2 tends to reflect the deep history of man's best friend.

C17

Bella’s Haplotype

Part of the C2 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in village dogs from Nepal.

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You can often find his haplogroup in the lovable English Bulldog.

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

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