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Ella

Mixed Breed

  • Photo of Ella, a Chihuahua, Shih Tzu, and Poodle (Small) mix in Port Charlotte, Florida, USA Photo of Ella, a Chihuahua, Shih Tzu, and Poodle (Small) mix in Port Charlotte, Florida, USA

“Ella was adopted from Animal Welfare League in Port Charlotte Florida and now has a mom and dad, a boy and a brother and sister cat.”

Current Location
Port Charlotte, Florida, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

68.5% Chihuahua
11.8% Shih Tzu
10.3% Poodle (Small)
9.4% Pomeranian
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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Poodle (Small) Poodle (Small)
A highly intelligent and playful dog, Miniature and Toy Poodles make for great lap dogs and companions.
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Pomeranian Pomeranian
The Pomeranian is a cocky, animated companion with an extroverted personality.
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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

1.5 % HIGH Learn More

Breed Mix Matches

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A Mix Match of 100 means they are the exact same breed mix!

DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
Chihuahua
Shih Tzu
Poodle (Small)
Pomeranian

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

Breed Reveal Video

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

Through Ella’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

A455

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A4

Ella’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.

A455

Ella’s Haplotype

Part of the A4 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in mixed breed dogs.

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The popular Chihuahua breed descends from the A4 maternal line.

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