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Dave

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  • Dave, a Shih Tzu and Yorkshire Terrier mix tested with EmbarkVet.com Dave, a Shih Tzu and Yorkshire Terrier mix tested with EmbarkVet.com
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“A cute lovable pup🥰, Dave loves attention and affection. He enjoys barking, teasing his cats, playing with his 'cousin' Moxie and running the yard as much as possible. His favorite game is 'Ghost', he puts a blanket, or any clothing he finds over his head and playbites to get attention. Dave isn't into rules, (will poo on the floor occasionally) and is a happy-go-lucky kind of doggie.”

Place of Birth

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Current Location

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

This dog has been viewed and been given 25 wags

Genetic Breed Result

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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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Yorkshire Terrier

Petite but proud, the Yorkshire terrier is a popular toy breed with a silky, low-shedding coat.

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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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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Shih Tzu
Yorkshire Terrier
Russell-type Terrier

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Shih Tzu mix Shih Tzu mix Shih Tzu Yorkshire Terrier / Russell-type Terrier mix Shih Tzu Yorkshire Terrier / Russell-type Terrier mix Shih Tzu Shih Tzu Yorkshire Terrier Russell-type Terrier mix Shih Tzu Shih Tzu Yorkshire Terrier Russell-type Terrier mix

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

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Through Dave’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

B45

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B1

Dave’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.

B45

Dave’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Yorkshire Terriers, Doberman Pinschers, Cocker Spaniels, and village dogs in Costa Rica.

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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 Dave’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

A1a

Haplotype

H1a.27

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A1a

Dave’s Haplogroup

Some of the wolves that became the original dogs in Central Asia around 15,000 years ago came from this long and distinguished line of male dogs. After domestication, they followed their humans from Asia to Europe and then didn't stop there. They took root in Europe, eventually becoming the dogs that founded the Vizsla breed 1,000 years ago. The Vizsla is a Central European hunting dog, and all male Vizslas descend from this line. During the Age of Exploration, like their owners, these pooches went by the philosophy, "Have sail, will travel!" From the windy plains of Patagonia to the snug and homey towns of the American Midwest, the beaches of a Pacific paradise, and the broad expanse of the Australian outback, these dogs followed their masters to the outposts of empires. Whether through good fortune or superior genetics, dogs from the A1a lineage traveled the globe and took root across the world. Now you find village dogs from this line frolicking on Polynesian beaches, hanging out in villages across the Americas, and scavenging throughout Old World settlements. You can also find this "prince of patrilineages" in breeds as different as German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Pugs, Border Collies, Scottish Terriers, and Irish Wolfhounds. No male wolf line has been as successful as the A1a line!

H1a.27

Dave’s Haplotype

Part of the A1a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in mixed breed dogs.

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Dogs with A1a lineage travelled during European Colonial times.

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