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Ellie

Mixed Breed

“We got her for free on Craigslist to keep my elderly mother company. Since Ellie, who was almost 2 years old at that time, was a little too high energy, my husband and I now are the proud parents. She is quite the barker and has a big dogs bark, guess that's the beagle in her. She panics every time we leave the room. So we try not to leave the room. Other than that, she is very cuddly and loves to snuggle. She plays and gets along wonderfully with our two cats. We can't imagine our lives wit”

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

34.9% Beagle
24.2% Chihuahua
15.1% Pug
11.4% Shih Tzu
8.0% Maltese
6.4% Pomeranian
Beagle 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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Chihuahua Chihuahua
Chihuahuas have a huge personality that defies their tiny frame, known to be highly active and intelligent canines.
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Pug Pug
The Pug is a breed of dog with a wrinkly, short-muzzled face and curled tail. Pugs are known for being sociable and gentle companion dogs.
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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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Pomeranian Pomeranian
The Pomeranian is a cocky, animated companion with an extroverted personality.
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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

0.3 % LOW Learn More

Predicted Adult Weight

14 lbs Learn More

Genetic Age
39 human years Learn More
Based on the date of birth provided

Breed Mix Matches

Explore other Embark dogs who have breed mixes that are similar to Ellie’s.
A Mix Match of 100 means they are the exact same breed mix!

DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
Beagle
Chihuahua
Pug
Shih Tzu
Maltese
Pomeranian

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Beagle mix Chihuahua mix Beagle Beagle / Pug mix Chihuahua Shih Tzu / Maltese mix Beagle Beagle Beagle Pug Chihuahua Chihuahua Shih Tzu Maltese mix

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

Through Ellie’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

A254

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A1a

Ellie’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.

A254

Ellie’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1a haplogroup, haplotype has been spotted in village dogs in Peru. As for breed dogs, it is most common in Bichon Frise, Pugs, and Miniature Schnauzers.

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Shar Pei dogs think A1a is the coolest!

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, Family Tree, or Summary 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-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 Ellie is a female (XX) dog, she has no Y-chromosome for us to analyze and determine a paternal haplotype.