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Chioma

Mixed Breed

“Chioma really loves bananas. She'll beg for one even if she only hears the name. She also pretends to not care about affection, but if she feels you haven't been giving her enough attention she will get grumpy.”

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@.chichi._.wulfganggg._

Place of Birth
Palmdale, California, USA
Current Location
Brookings, Oregon, USA
From
Adopt a Pet Rescue, Forbes Avenue, Edwards, CA, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

30.0% Pomeranian
29.1% Poodle (Small)
20.9% Chihuahua
8.4% Shih Tzu
6.9% Yorkshire Terrier
4.7% Cocker Spaniel
Pomeranian Pomeranian
The Pomeranian is a cocky, animated companion with an extroverted personality.
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Poodle (Small) Poodle (Small)
A highly intelligent and playful dog, Miniature and Toy Poodles make for great lap dogs and companions.
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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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Shih Tzu 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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Yorkshire Terrier Yorkshire Terrier
Petite but proud, the Yorkshire terrier is a popular toy breed with a silky, low-shedding coat.
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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

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Breed Mix Matches

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

DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
Pomeranian
Poodle (Small)
Chihuahua
Shih Tzu
Yorkshire Terrier
Cocker Spaniel

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Poodle (Small) mix Pomeranian mix Poodle (Small) Chihuahua mix Pomeranian Shih Tzu / Yorkshire Terrier mix Poodle (Small) Poodle (Small) Chihuahua Chihuahua mix Pomeranian Pomeranian Shih Tzu mix Yorkshire Terrier mix

Breed Reveal Video

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

Through Chioma’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

Chioma’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

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