Bella Bay

Mixed Breed

“Bella Bay was rescued from the floor of a Vietnamese dog meat slaughterhouse. She was found nearly starved to death with no hair, suffering from blood born parasites, and other life threatening conditions. We were able to adopt her through Fight Dog Meat and get her life saving care. She is a gregarious dog who loves attention and love everyone she meets. It is truly shocking given everything she has been through. Bella Bay is a true miracle dog! Bella Bay lives to smile!”

Place of Birth
Vietnam
Current Location
Dallas, Oregon, USA
From
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

49.6% Pekingese
15.5% English Cocker Spaniel
11.2% Cocker Spaniel
23.7% Supermutt

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

Pekingese 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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English Cocker Spaniel English Cocker Spaniel
English Cockers are a medium-size dog with long ears and a happy disposition. The name Cocker comes from their use to hunt woodcock in England, although English Cockers have been used to hunt many other types of birds as well. They make great companion dogs for people who can give them the exercise they need.
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Cocker Spaniel Cocker Spaniel
Cocker Spaniels are handsome and intelligent hunting dogs that are also well-suited to life as a loving family pet.
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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

2.5 % HIGH Learn More

Breed Mix Matches

Explore other Embark dogs who have breed mixes that are similar to Bella Bay’s.
A Mix Match of 100 means they are the exact same breed mix!

DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
Pekingese
English Cocker Spaniel
Cocker Spaniel
Supermutt

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Pekingese mix Pekingese mix Pekingese Mixed Pekingese English Cocker Spaniel / Cocker Spaniel mix Pekingese Pekingese Mixed Mixed Pekingese Pekingese English Cocker Spaniel Cocker Spaniel

Breed Reveal Video

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

Through Bella Bay’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

C1

Haplotype

C37

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C1

Bella Bay’s Haplogroup

Congratulations, C1 is a very exotic female lineage! It is more closely associated with maternal lineages found in wolves, foxes and jackals than with other dog lineages. So it seems dogs in this group have a common male dog ancestor who, many thousands of years ago, mated with a female wolf! This is not a common lineage in any breed, though a good number of German Shepherds and Doberman Pinchers are C1. It is also found in breeds as diverse as Peruvian Inca Orchids and Pekingese; it is rarely found amongst Labrador Retrievers, Border Collies, Siberian Huskies, or Cocker Spaniels. Despite its fascinating origins, it is widely distributed around the globe, and even shows up frequently among Peruvian village dogs. It almost certainly survived at low frequency in Europe for millennia and then was dispersed outside of Europe by colonialism, though not as successfully as some other lineages.

C37

Bella Bay’s Haplotype

Part of the C1 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in German Shepherd Dogs, Siberian Huskies, and English Cocker Spaniels.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

The C1 maternal line is commonly found in Jackals.

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