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Bug

Mixed Breed

“Bug , originally named Dalyn, was found wandering the streets of Houston, pregnant and starving. She weighed 6 lbs. She was brought to Animal Rescue of the Rockies in Denver, CO and had 4 puppies. She now weighs 10 lbs! She's a beautiful little dog, and is full of energy. She's smart, stubborn, affectionate and loves to play. It's cold here so she wears a little red coat when we walk. She got her name because she is such a lovebug and cute as a bug! Bug stuck, although she prefers Lady Bug.”

Current Location
Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

38.4% Dachshund
26.2% Chihuahua
11.7% Russell-type Terrier
11.6% Pekingese
12.1% Supermutt

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

Dachshund Dachshund
The Dachshund, meaning “badger dog” in German, is a lively breed with a friendly personality and a great sense of smell. Known for their long and low bodies, they are spirited hunters that excel in both above and below-ground work. They come in three different coat varieties (smooth, wirehaired or longhaired) and can be miniature or standard size.
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Chihuahua Chihuahua
Chihuahuas have a huge personality that defies their tiny frame, known to be highly active and intelligent canines.
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Russell-type Terrier Russell-type Terrier
These small, energetic terriers, developed in 19th century England for hunting small game, are now some of the best agility dogs around.
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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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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

0.9 % MEDIUM Learn More

Breed Mix Matches

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

DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
Dachshund
Chihuahua
Russell-type Terrier
Pekingese
Supermutt

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Chihuahua mix Dachshund mix Chihuahua Russell-type Terrier mix Dachshund Dachshund / Pekingese mix Chihuahua Chihuahua Russell-type Terrier Mixed Dachshund Dachshund Dachshund Pekingese

Breed Reveal Video

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

Through Bug’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

A452

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A4

Bug’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.

A452

Bug’s Haplotype

Part of the A4 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in mixed breed dogs.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

The popular Chihuahua breed descends from the A4 maternal line.

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