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Elkie

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

“Elkie is a rescue. I got her when she was about 3 months old. She has wire hair on her back and sides but her neck and ears are crazy soft. She is very intelligent and athletic. She gets a high pitched whine when she sees rabbits and squirrels. She loves going for walks and rides in the car. She is the best traveling dog that I have have known. She has a dominant personality. She has a thick chest but a thin stomach and she has long stick legs.”

Breed mix

20.8% Australian Shepherd
19.7% Golden Retriever
19.2% Cocker Spaniel
7.9% Boxer
7.0% German Shepherd Dog
4.6% West Highland White Terrier
4.6% Beagle
16.2% Supermutt Help

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness: 1.2 % MEDIUM Help
Predicted Adult Weight: 30 lbs Help
Genetic Age: 76 human years Help

Elkie’s Mix Match Buddies

See how closely Elkie’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 Elkie inherited every part of the chromosome pairs in her genome. Each chromosome section is colored to represent the breed that it comes from.

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Family tree

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

Breed Families

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

Maternal Haplotype

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

Paternal Haplotype

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Elkie’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.

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Large screen pedigre From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Mixed Australian Shepherd mix Golden Retriever / Boxer mix Cocker Spaniel / West Highland White Terrier mix Golden Retriever / German Shepherd Dog mix Australian Shepherd Australian Shepherd mix Golden Retriever mix Boxer mix Cocker Spaniel West Highland White Terrier mix Golden Retriever German Shepherd Dog mix
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Our algorithms predict this is the most likely family tree to explain Elkie’s breed mix, but this family tree may not be the only possible one.

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Breed Families

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

Maternal Haplotype

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

Paternal Haplotype

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Elkie’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 Elkie 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.
Golden Retriever
4 related breeds
Golden Retriever
Developed as an ideal hunting retriever, the Golden Retriever's eagerness to please and friendliness has made them an extremely popular family pet.
Related Breeds
Flat-Coated Retriever
Sibling breed
Labrador Retriever
Sibling breed
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Cousin breed
Newfoundland
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
Boxer
6 related breeds
Boxer
Developed in Germany, the Boxer is a popular family dognull-patient, loyal and smartnull-requiring lots of exercise and proper training.
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American Bulldog
Sibling breed
Bulldog
Sibling breed
French Bulldog
Sibling breed
Olde English Bulldogge
Sibling breed
Dogue de Bordeaux
Sibling breed
Cane Corso
Cousin breed
West Highland White Terrier
4 related breeds
West Highland White Terrier
Westies are confident and friendly terriers, with an intelligent and curious mind that requires both mental and physical stimulation to become a well-rounded dog.
Related Breeds
Cairn Terrier
Sibling breed
Scottish Terrier
Cousin breed
Norwich Terrier
Cousin breed
Norfolk Terrier
Cousin breed
Beagle
4 related breeds
Beagle
The Beagle is a scent hound and a great family pet. They are known for being affectionate and having loud voices.
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Harrier
Sibling breed
Bloodhound
Sibling breed
Otterhound
Sibling breed
Basset Hound
Cousin breed

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

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Family tree

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Maternal Haplotype

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

Paternal Haplotype

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Elkie’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 Elkie 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 Elkie’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

A1a

Haplotype

A17

A1a

Elkie’s Haplogroup

A1a is the most common maternal lineage among Western dogs. This lineage traveled from the site of dog domestication in Central Asia to Europe along with an early dog expansion perhaps 10,000 years ago. It hung around in European village dogs for many millennia. Then, about 300 years ago, some of the prized females in the line were chosen as the founding dogs for several dog breeds. That set in motion a huge expansion of this lineage. It's now the maternal lineage of the overwhelming majority of Mastiffs, Labrador Retrievers and Gordon Setters. About half of Boxers and less than half of Shar-Pei dogs descend from the A1a line. It is also common across the world among village dogs, a legacy of European colonialism.

A17

Elkie’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1a haplogroup, this common haplotype is found in village dogs across the globe. Among breed dogs, we find it most frequently in Labrador Retrievers, Boxers, and Mastiffs.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

Shar Pei dogs think A1a is the coolest!

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Family tree

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Breed Families

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

Paternal Haplotype

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Elkie’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 Elkie 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 Elkie 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

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

Breed Families

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

Maternal Haplotype

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

What’s your dog’s story?

Now that you have explored what’s behind Elkie 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!