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Floki

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

“Floki is super smart and the best pupper ever. Floki gets her name from the TV show Vikings for the black around her eyes. Wherever we take Floki, she gets complimented for her mask, eyes, and/or softness.”

Genetic Breed mix

Mixed Breed

69.7% Siberian Husky
9.8% German Shepherd Dog
9.2% Alaskan Malamute
7.7% Samoyed
3.6% Supermutt Help

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness: 4.6 % HIGH Help
Predicted Adult Weight: 63 lbs Help
Genetic Age: 22 human years Help

Floki’s Mix Match Buddies

See how closely Floki’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 Floki 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 Floki’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 Floki.

Maternal Haplotype

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

Paternal Haplotype

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Floki’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 Siberian Husky mix Siberian Husky mix Siberian Husky Siberian Husky / Alaskan Malamute mix Siberian Husky German Shepherd Dog / Samoyed mix Siberian Husky Siberian Husky Siberian Husky Alaskan Malamute mix Siberian Husky Siberian Husky German Shepherd Dog mix Samoyed mix
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Our algorithms predict this is the most likely family tree to explain Floki’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 Floki.

Maternal Haplotype

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

Paternal Haplotype

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Floki’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 Floki 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.
Siberian Husky
3 related breeds
Siberian Husky
Bred initially in Northern Siberia, the Siberian Husky is a medium-sized working dog who is quick and light on their feet. Their moderately compact and well furred body, erect ears and brush tail suggest their Northern heritage. Huskies are very active and energetic and are known for being long distance sled dogs.
Related Breeds
Alaskan Malamute
Sibling breed
Greenland Dog
Cousin breed
Samoyed
Cousin breed
Alaskan Malamute
4 related breeds
Alaskan Malamute
The Alaskan Malamute features a powerful, sturdy body built for stamina and strength. It reigns as one of the oldest dog breeds whose original looks have not been significantly altered. This intelligent canine needs a job and consistent leadership to avoid becoming bored or challenging to handle.
Related Breeds
Siberian Husky
Sibling breed
Greenland Dog
Cousin breed
Chinook
Cousin breed
Carolina Dog
Cousin breed
Samoyed
3 related breeds
Samoyed
A working breed, the Samoyed can be strong-willed at times, but above all they remain friendly, gentle, and devoted family dogs. The Samoyed was originally bred to hunt, haul sledges, and herd reindeer. Among the breed’s duties: pack hiking, tracking, and warming their owners by sleeping on top of them at night.
Related Breeds
Eurasier
Sibling breed
American Eskimo Dog
Sibling breed
Icelandic Sheepdog
Cousin breed

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

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Family tree

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

Maternal Haplotype

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

Paternal Haplotype

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

A1b

Haplotype

A310

A1b

Floki’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!

A310

Floki’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1b haplogroup, this haplotype occurs mostly frequently in northern breeds like Alaskan Malamutes and Siberian Huskies.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

A1b is the most common haplogroup found in German Shepherds.

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Family tree

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

Paternal Haplotype

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Floki’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 Floki 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 Floki is a female (XX) dog, she has no Y-chromosome for us to analyze and determine a paternal haplotype.

Explore more

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Family tree

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

Maternal Haplotype

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

What’s your dog’s story?

Now that you have explored what’s behind Floki 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!