What is Embark?

Eevee

Tap to enlarge

See what’s hidden in the pages of Eevee’s DNA story. You can learn about the breeds that make Eevee who she is, her genetic family tree, and even go back in time to see where her ancestors came from.

“Eevee is fun loving dog that loves long walks and has an interesting quirk about men, which she is afraid of. She is fun and loves playing tug of war.”

What’s your dog’s story? Find out with Embark!

Genetic Stats

Wolfiness: 1.1 % MEDIUM Help
Predicted Adult Weight: 27 lbs Help
Genetic Age: 42 human years Help

Eevee’s Mix Match Buddies

See how closely Eevee’s breed mix matches other Embark dogs — a Mix Match of 100 is a perfect breed mix match

Breed Mix By Chromosome

Our advanced test identifies from where Eevee inherited every part of the chromosome pairs in her genome. Each chromosome section is colored to represent the breed that it comes from.

Explore more

Swipe left and right to explore more results, or choose a category below

Family tree

>
Explore an interactive family tree and get a picture of Eevee’s family.

Breed Families

>
Dog breeds have been created over time for work and companionship. Find out about other dog breeds related to the breeds found in Eevee.

Maternal Haplotype

>
Through the DNA inherited from Eevee’s mother we can trace her ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. Find out how far Eevee’s family has traveled.

Paternal Haplotype

>
The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Eevee’s DNA includes a story of where her father’s ancestors came from. We’ll show you more about how we categorize his ancestors all based of the science of genetics.

Let us know and we will contact Eevee’s owner and make sure she is reunited with her family soon! Thank you for helping out our furry friends.

What’s your dog’s story?

Now that you have explored what’s behind Eevee find out what your dog’s DNA has to tell you. Embark tells you more about your dog than you ever thought possible. Are you ready? Let’s go!

 
Large screen pedigre From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Shih Tzu mix Border Collie / Australian Cattle Dog mix Australian Shepherd / Shetland Sheepdog mix Shih Tzu Lhasa Apso / Shih Tzu mix Border Collie Australian Cattle Dog mix Australian Shepherd Shetland Sheepdog mix Shih Tzu Shih Tzu Lhasa Apso Shih Tzu
Explore by tapping your dog’s parents and grand parents.

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

Explore more

Swipe left and right to explore more results, or choose a category below

Breed Families

>
Dog breeds have been created over time for work and companionship. Find out about other dog breeds related to the breeds found in Eevee.

Maternal Haplotype

>
Through the DNA inherited from Eevee’s mother we can trace her ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. Find out how far Eevee’s family has traveled.

Paternal Haplotype

>
The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Eevee’s DNA includes a story of where her father’s ancestors came from. We’ll show you more about how we categorize his ancestors all based of the science of genetics.

What’s your dog’s story?

Now that you have explored what’s behind Eevee find out what your dog’s DNA has to tell you. Embark tells you more about your dog than you ever thought possible. Are you ready? Let’s go!

DNA shows us the unique path to each of today’s recognized breeds by exposing the relatedness between them.
Shih Tzu
2 related breeds
Shih Tzu
This ancient breed is the perfect lap dog if you do not mind the frequent grooming.
Related Breeds
Pekingese
Cousin breed
Lhasa Apso
Cousin breed
Lhasa Apso
5 related breeds
Lhasa Apso
An independent breed, the Lhasa's goal in life is not necessarily to please their master. The Lhasa Apso is a small, hardy breed with a beautiful cloak of hair that parts down the back from head to tail. Their temperament is unique: joyful and mischievous, dignified and aloof. Popular in the show ring, the breed also excels at activities that provide constant challenges, such as agility.
Related Breeds
Shih Tzu
Cousin breed
Pekingese
Cousin breed
Tibetan Spaniel
Cousin breed
Tibetan Terrier
Cousin breed
Japanese Chin
Cousin breed
Border Collie
4 related breeds
Border Collie
Border Collies are highly energetic and work oriented herding dogs, whose stamina is matched by their intelligence and alertness. If you want the smartest dog out there, then you have come to the right place!
Related Breeds
Bearded Collie
Cousin breed
Collie
Sibling breed
Australian Shepherd
Cousin breed
Shetland Sheepdog
Cousin breed
Australian Cattle Dog
6 related breeds
Australian Cattle Dog
A classic cattle dog, Australian Cattle Dogs were developed from a mixture of breeds in Australia in the 19th century, and still maintain their energetic herding instincts today.
Related Breeds
Border Collie
Sibling breed
Koolie
Sibling breed
Australian Kelpie
Sibling breed
Collie
Sibling breed
Shetland Sheepdog
Cousin breed
Bearded Collie
Cousin breed
Cocker Spaniel
4 related breeds
Cocker Spaniel
Cocker Spaniels are handsome and intelligent hunting dogs that are also well suited to life as a loving family pet.
Related Breeds
English Cocker Spaniel
Sibling breed
Sussex Spaniel
Cousin breed
English Springer Spaniel
Cousin breed
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Cousin breed

Some images and text courtesy of the AKC, used with permission.

Explore more

Swipe left and right to explore more results, or choose a category below

Family tree

>
Explore an interactive family tree and get a picture of Eevee’s family.

Maternal Haplotype

>
Through the DNA inherited from Eevee’s mother we can trace her ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. Find out how far Eevee’s family has traveled.

Paternal Haplotype

>
The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Eevee’s DNA includes a story of where her father’s ancestors came from. We’ll show you more about how we categorize his ancestors all based of the science of genetics.

What’s your dog’s story?

Now that you have explored what’s behind Eevee find out what your dog’s DNA has to tell you. Embark tells you more about your dog than you ever thought possible. Are you ready? Let’s go!

Through Eevee’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

B1/13

B1

Eevee’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.

B1/13

Eevee’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, this common haplotype occurs in Shih Tzus, Tibetan Spaniels, Maltese, and village dogs throughout the world including Central and South America, South Asia, and the South Pacific.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

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

Explore more

Swipe left and right to explore more results, or choose a category below

Family tree

>
Explore an interactive family tree and get a picture of Eevee’s family.

Breed Families

>
Dog breeds have been created over time for work and companionship. Find out about other dog breeds related to the breeds found in Eevee.

Paternal Haplotype

>
The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Eevee’s DNA includes a story of where her father’s ancestors came from. We’ll show you more about how we categorize his ancestors all based of the science of genetics.

What’s your dog’s story?

Now that you have explored what’s behind Eevee find out what your dog’s DNA has to tell you. Embark tells you more about your dog than you ever thought possible. Are you ready? Let’s go!

This 'Paternal Haplotype' tab is for deep ancestral lineage going back thousands of years.

For recent ancestry—"What breeds did my dog inherit from her mom and dad?"—please refer to the Breed or Summary tab and the Family Tree tab.

The Paternal Haplotype refers to a dog’s deep ancestral lineage stretching back thousands of years, before there were any distinct breeds of dog. We determine the Paternal Haplotype by looking at a dog’s Y-chromsome—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 Eevee is a female (XX) dog, she has no Y-chromosome for us to analyze and determine a paternal haplotype.

Explore more

Swipe left and right to explore more results, or choose a category below

Family tree

>
Explore an interactive family tree and get a picture of Eevee’s family.

Breed Families

>
Dog breeds have been created over time for work and companionship. Find out about other dog breeds related to the breeds found in Eevee.

Maternal Haplotype

>
Through the DNA inherited from Eevee’s mother we can trace her ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. Find out how far Eevee’s family has traveled.

What’s your dog’s story?

Now that you have explored what’s behind Eevee find out what your dog’s DNA has to tell you. Embark tells you more about your dog than you ever thought possible. Are you ready? Let’s go!