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Ginger

Pekingese

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“Gingey is so silly and sweet. She is a ~4 year old rescue and had puppies before I adopted her. She loves chasing tennis balls and going for walks. She loves peanut butter so much. She could live outside and chase squirrels all day. Loves all people but usually wants nothing to do with other dogs. I know it's cliche but we really did rescue each other. She is my very best friend”

Place of Birth

Ohio, USA

Current Location

Hazel Park, Michigan, USA

From

Madison Heights, MI, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Pekingese

Pekingese were dogs bred for centuries to be the prized companions of the imperial family of China. Today they are still cherished family companions and show dogs who greet everyone they meet with dignity and grace.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

1.2 % MEDIUM

Predicted Adult Weight

14 lbs

Genetic Age
39 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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

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Health Summary

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Good news!

Ginger is not at increased risk for the genetic health conditions that Embark tests.

Breed-Relevant Genetic Conditions

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Oculocutaneous Albinism, OCA

Identified in Pekingese

Intervertebral Disc Disease (Type I)

Identified in Pekingese

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Through Ginger’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

B1

Haplotype

B77

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B1

Ginger’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.

B77

Ginger’s Haplotype

Part of the B1 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in Japanese Chins.

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

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

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