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Gilligan

Mixed Breed

“Gilligan is being trained to become a therapy dog like his big brother. He is silly, sweet and fun. He loves to chew on sticks and on Ozzie's ears. Everyone says he is the calmest doodle they have ever met.”

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

50.5% Poodle (Standard)
29.1% Golden Retriever
13.1% Poodle (Small)
7.3% Labrador Retriever
Poodle (Standard) Poodle (Standard)
Known as the national dog breed of France, poodles were developed in Germany and are known for their loyalty and distinctive coat.
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Golden Retriever 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.
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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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Labrador Retriever Labrador Retriever
The Labrador Retriever was bred for hunting and excelled in retrieving game after it was shot down. Known for its gentle disposition and loyalty, the Labrador Retriever has become a favorite of families and breeders alike.
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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

0.3 % LOW Learn More

Predicted Adult Weight

50 lbs Learn More

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

Breed Mix Matches

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DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
Poodle (Standard)
Golden Retriever
Poodle (Small)
Labrador Retriever

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Poodle (Standard) mix Mixed Poodle (Standard) Golden Retriever / Poodle (Small) mix Poodle (Standard) / Poodle (Small) mix Golden Retriever / Labrador Retriever mix Poodle (Standard) Poodle (Standard) Golden Retriever Poodle (Small) mix Poodle (Standard) Poodle (Small) mix Golden Retriever mix Labrador Retriever mix

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

Through Gilligan’s mitochondrial DNA we can trace his mother’s ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. This map helps you visualize the routes that his ancestors took to your home. Their story is described below the map.

Haplogroup

B1

Haplotype

B1b

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B1

Gilligan’s Haplogroup

B1 is the second most common maternal lineage in breeds of European or American origin. It is the female line of the majority of Golden Retrievers, Basset Hounds, and Shih Tzus, and about half of Beagles, Pekingese and Toy Poodles. This lineage is also somewhat common among village dogs that carry distinct ancestry from these breeds. We know this is a result of B1 dogs being common amongst the European dogs that their conquering owners brought around the world, because nowhere on earth is it a very common lineage in village dogs. It even enables us to trace the path of (human) colonization: Because most Bichons are B1 and Bichons are popular in Spanish culture, B1 is now fairly common among village dogs in Latin America.

B1b

Gilligan’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, we see this haplotype in village dogs across the world, including those from Central America, the Middle East, South Asia, and the French Polynesian Islands. Among the 31 breed dogs we see it in, we see it in Poodles, Otterhounds, and Labrador Retrievers. It is also our most commonly-sampled Golden Retriever haplotype!

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The B1 haplogroup can be found in village dogs like the Peruvian Village Dog, pictured above.

Through Gilligan’s Y-chromosome we can trace his father’s ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. This map helps you visualize the routes that his ancestors took to your home. Their story is described below the map.

Haplogroup

A1b

Haplotype

Ha.7

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A1b

Gilligan’s Haplogroup

For most of dog history, this haplogroup was probably quite rare. However, a couple hundred years ago it seems to have found its way into a prized male guard dog in Europe who had many offspring, including the ancestors of many European guard breeds such as Doberman Pinchers, St. Bernards, and Great Danes. Despite being rare, many of the most imposing dogs on Earth have it; strangely, so do many Pomeranians! Perhaps this explains why some Poms are so tough, acting like they're ten times their actual size! This lineage is most commonly found in working dogs, in particular guard dogs. With origins in Europe, it spread widely across other regions as Europeans took their dogs across the world.

Ha.7

Gilligan’s Haplotype

Part of the A1b haplogroup, this haplotype is found in village dogs from Lebanon and Indonesia. Among breeds, it is also found in Miniature Schnauzer and Toy Poodle.

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Great Danes and Pomeranians have this in common!