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Elf

Mixed Breed

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“She kind of looks like a goat. Except more glamorous. She is indiscriminately affectionate. The type that if you’re not careful, might end up leaving the party with someone else. She can also be melodramatic, and if you don't rein her in, will steal the other actor's lines, hog the limelight, and finish up by chewing the scenery.”

Current Location

Los Angeles, California, USA

From

Perfect Pet Rescue, Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Embark Supermutt analysis

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

Chihuahua

Chihuahuas have a huge personality that defies their tiny frame, known to be highly active and intelligent canines.

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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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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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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Chihuahua
Poodle (Small)
Shih Tzu
Supermutt

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Changes to this dog’s profile
  • On 5/10/2019 changed handle from "zora14" to "elfselfie"
  • On 5/10/2019 changed name from "Zora" to "Elf"

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

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

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Through Elf’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

A210

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A4

Elf’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.

A210

Elf’s Haplotype

Part of the small A4 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Chihuahuas and Maltese.

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The popular Chihuahua breed descends from the A4 maternal line.

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

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