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“Our little baby was at a shelter in Mexico and brought to the states for a chance at a better life.”

Place of Birth

Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico

Current Location

Phoenix, Arizona, USA

From

Scottsdale, AZ, USA

This dog has been viewed and been given 18 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:

Chihuahua

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

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Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzers are an alert and spirited breed with guard dog tendencies.

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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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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

1.2 % MEDIUM

Predicted Adult Weight

9 lbs

Genetic Age
25 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

Dogs Like Cali

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Discover dogs who share a similar breed mix to Cali. 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:
Chihuahua
Miniature Schnauzer
Shih Tzu
Supermutt

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Chihuahua mix Miniature Schnauzer mix Chihuahua Chihuahua mix Miniature Schnauzer Shih Tzu mix Chihuahua Chihuahua Mixed Chihuahua Miniature Schnauzer Miniature Schnauzer Shih Tzu Shih Tzu mix

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

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Through Cali’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

B1

Haplotype

B77

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B1

Cali’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.

B77

Cali’s Haplotype

Part of the B1 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in Japanese Chins.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

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

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

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