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Einstein

Mixed Breed

“Einstein is AMAZING! He is pure boy-dog who loves his Mom and Dad. I was surprised to find out that he has no terrier in him, because he has the attitude of that breed. He is full of energy, loves to play, is super smart, and amazingly acrobatic. He is very affectionate, gets along well with other dogs, wants to kill every squirrel and cat on the planet. Also, he has epic eyebrows and an underbite that demands attention. WHAT A DOG!”

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@susie_and_olive_and_einstein

Current Location
San Antonio, Texas, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

50.0% Chihuahua
25.2% Shih Tzu
10.1% Maltese
14.7% Supermutt

Embark Supermutt analysis

What’s in that Supermutt? There may be small amounts of DNA from these distant ancestors:

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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Maltese Maltese
Maltese dogs are confident and friendly toy dogs, that can be high maintenance but boast a beautiful white silky coat.
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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

0.6 % LOW Learn More

Predicted Adult Weight
Genetic Age
29 human years Learn More
Based on the date of birth provided

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DNA Breed Origins

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Chihuahua
Shih Tzu
Maltese
Supermutt
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  • On 12/7/2018 changed name from "Einstein " to "Einstein"

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

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

Through Einstein’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

A1b

Haplotype

A18/19/20/21/27/36/94/109/361

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A1b

Einstein’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!

A18/19/20/21/27/36/94/109/361

Einstein’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1b haplogroup, we see this haplotype in village dogs in over 25 countries across the world. We have detected this haplotype in lots of breeds, and it occurs most commonly in German Shepherd Dogs, Maltese, English Springer Spaniels, and English Setters.

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A1b is the most common haplogroup found in German Shepherds.

Through Einstein’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

B

Haplotype

H15.7

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B

Einstein’s Haplogroup

B is a relatively rare paternal line that has only recently started to expand. The dominant lineage among the ancient Shih Tzu breed, it is also found among Tibetan Spaniels. Outside of these two breeds, B seems to be a particularly common paternal line among the village dogs of India and Southeast Asia, though it is found as far afield as Africa and down into Oceania. Considering that it is particularly diverse in northern India, it could be that this lineage hung out mostly in South Asia after the expansion of domestic dogs from Central Asia. Because it is present in Mongolia as well, it may not be surprising that ancient East Asian dog breeds are also part of this lineage. Alternatively, perhaps males representing this lineage headed north out of southern Eurasia, which eventually gave rise to the Shih Tzu and may have inspired stylistic representations of lions in ancient China!

H15.7

Einstein’s Haplotype

Part of the B haplogroup, this haplotype has been found in village dogs in Qatar and India. Unlike most other haplotypes within the B haplogroup, we do see this in a select few breed dogs. Specifically, it occurs in the Shih Tzu and Tibetan Spaniel.

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The B Haplogroup is most commonly found the adorable Shih Tzu breed.