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Cleo

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  • Photo of Cleo, a Chihuahua, Shih Tzu, Pekingese, and Mixed mix in Palmdale, California, USA Photo of Cleo, a Chihuahua, Shih Tzu, Pekingese, and Mixed mix in Palmdale, California, USA

“She gets the zoomies and 9 times out of 10 cannot jump onto the couch on the first try. She used to dig in the yard when she was a puppy but seemed to have grown out of that. She can jump really really high. Is a lover not a fighter, will lay her neck on your face to demand kisses. Loves blueberries and green bell peppers. Barks when she wants to play and at every weird/foreign sound she hears. Only wants to be held facing you, like a child. Loves loves loves to run and play fetch.”

Place of Birth

Palmdale, California, USA

Current Location

Tehachapi, California, USA

From

Palmdale, California, USA

This dog has been viewed and been given 23 wags

Registration

Microchip: 985141002803333

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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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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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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Discover dogs who share a similar breed mix to Cleo. 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
Shih Tzu
Pekingese
Poodle (Small)
Supermutt

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Chihuahua / Shih Tzu mix Chihuahua / Poodle (Small) mix Pekingese mix Chihuahua Shih Tzu Chihuahua Poodle (Small) mix Pekingese Mixed Chihuahua Chihuahua Shih Tzu Shih Tzu

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

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Through Cleo’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

A1b

Haplotype

A288

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A1b

Cleo’s Haplogroup

This female lineage was very likely one of the original lineages in the wolves that were first domesticated into dogs in Central Asia about 15,000 years ago. Since then, the lineage has been very successful and travelled the globe! Dogs from this group are found in ancient Bronze Age fossils in the Middle East and southern Europe. By the end of the Bronze Age, it became exceedingly common in Europe. These dogs later became many of the dogs that started some of today's most popular breeds, like German Shepherds, Pugs, Whippets, English Sheepdogs and Miniature Schnauzers. During the period of European colonization, the lineage became even more widespread as European dogs followed their owners to far-flung places like South America and Oceania. It's now found in many popular breeds as well as village dogs across the world!

A288

Cleo’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1b haplogroup, this haplotype has been spotted among in village dogs in Puerto Rico. As for breeds, we see it most commonly in Poodles.

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A1b is the most common haplogroup found in German Shepherds.

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

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