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“Cosmo came from LA, California to Washington. He was found as a stray and brought to Jack Russel Rescue but found from his DNA test that isn’t his breed! Cosmo was neutered and had 17 teeth pulled in January 2021, was in a loving foster home, and tried out two owners (😭) before finding his forever home with me 🌚! Cosmo is settling in with some extra love and support. Cosmo’s rescue name was Biloxi (Billy) and was in Foster with JRROWI who has been amazing support during this transition!”

Current Location

Spokane, Washington, USA

From

Los Angeles, CA, USA

This dog has been viewed and been given 9 wags

Genetic Breed Result

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

Chihuahua

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

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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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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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Poodle (Small)

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

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Lhasa Apso

An independent breed, the Lhasa's goal in life is not necessarily to please their master. The Lhasa Apso is a small, hardy breed with a beautiful cloak of hair that parts down the back from head to tail. Their temperament is unique: joyful and mischievous, dignified and aloof. Popular in the show ring, the breed also excels at activities that provide constant challenges, such as agility.

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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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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

0.3 % LOW

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Chihuahua
Miniature Pinscher
Pekingese
Poodle (Small)
Lhasa Apso
German Shepherd Dog
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Changes to this dog’s profile
  • On 3/12/2021 changed name from "Biloxi (Foster)" to "Cosmo (rescue name is Biloxi)"
  • On 1/27/2021 changed name from "Biloxi" to "Biloxi (Foster)"

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Cosmo (rescue name is Biloxi)
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Chihuahua mix Chihuahua / Poodle (Small) mix Miniature Pinscher / Lhasa Apso mix Chihuahua Miniature Pinscher / Pekingese mix Chihuahua Poodle (Small) mix Miniature Pinscher mix Lhasa Apso mix Chihuahua Chihuahua Miniature Pinscher Pekingese mix

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Our algorithms predict this is the most likely family tree to explain Cosmo (rescue name is Biloxi)’s breed mix, but this family tree may not be the only possible one.

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Through Cosmo (rescue name is Biloxi)’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

B1

Haplotype

B96

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B1

Cosmo (rescue name is Biloxi)’s Haplogroup

B1 is the second most common maternal lineage in breeds of European or American origin. It is the female line of the majority of Golden Retrievers, Basset Hounds, and Shih Tzus, and about half of Beagles, Pekingese and Toy Poodles. This lineage is also somewhat common among village dogs that carry distinct ancestry from these breeds. We know this is a result of B1 dogs being common amongst the European dogs that their conquering owners brought around the world, because nowhere on earth is it a very common lineage in village dogs. It even enables us to trace the path of (human) colonization: Because most Bichons are B1 and Bichons are popular in Spanish culture, B1 is now fairly common among village dogs in Latin America.

B96

Cosmo (rescue name is Biloxi)’s Haplotype

Part of the B1 haplogroup, the B96 haplotype occurs most commonly in American Pit Bull Terriers. It's a rare find!

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The B1 haplogroup can be found in village dogs like the Peruvian Village Dog, pictured above.

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Through Cosmo (rescue name is Biloxi)’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

C

Haplotype

H5a.3

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C

Cosmo (rescue name is Biloxi)’s Haplogroup

C is a relatively rare paternal lineage. The dog populations which bear C are a disparate bunch. The Akita and Shiba Inu are Japanese breeds, the former of which seems to have roots in the Jomon population of hunter-gatherers which were present in the islands of Japan before the ancestors of the modern Japanese arrived. The New Guinea Singing Dog, Samoyed, and Alaska Malamute are all disparate breeds that also represent the C lineage. One village dog from Peru also bore this lineage. This wide distribution and diversity suggest C is not a recently expanded lineage. It likely represents a canid lineage which diversified sometime around the Last Glacial Maximum, when the dogs of Siberia and Oceania split off and went their separate ways.

H5a.3

Cosmo (rescue name is Biloxi)’s Haplotype

Part of the C haplogroup, the H5a.3 haplotype occurs most commonly in Samoyeds, Eurasiers and Finnish Lapphunds.

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The Shiba Inu descends from this relativey rare haplogroup.

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