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Gracie

Mixed Breed

“She jumps really high.”

Current Location
Buda, Texas, USA
From
Bastrop, Texas, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

31.6% Russell-type Terrier
31.5% Chihuahua
8.6% Yorkshire Terrier
28.3% Supermutt

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

Russell-type Terrier Russell-type Terrier
These small, energetic terriers, developed in 19th century England for hunting small game, are now some of the best agility dogs around.
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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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Yorkshire Terrier Yorkshire Terrier
Petite but proud, the Yorkshire terrier is a popular toy breed with a silky, low-shedding coat.
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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

5.5 % HIGH Learn More

Breed Mix Matches

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

DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
Russell-type Terrier
Chihuahua
Yorkshire Terrier
Supermutt

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Mixed Russell-type Terrier mix Chihuahua mix Chihuahua / Yorkshire Terrier mix Russell-type Terrier mix Russell-type Terrier Russell-type Terrier mix Chihuahua Mixed Chihuahua Yorkshire Terrier mix Russell-type Terrier Mixed

Breed Reveal Video

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

Through Gracie’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

A1d

Haplotype

A251

Map

A1d

Gracie’s Haplogroup

This female lineage can be traced back about 15,000 years to some of the original Central Asian wolves that were domesticated into modern dogs. The early females that represent this lineage were likely taken into Eurasia, where they spread rapidly. As a result, many modern breed and village dogs from the Americas, Africa, through Asia and down into Oceania belong to this group! This widespread lineage is not limited to a select few breeds, but the majority of Rottweilers, Afghan Hounds and Wirehaired Pointing Griffons belong to it. It is also the most common female lineage among Papillons, Samoyeds and Jack Russell Terriers. Considering its occurrence in breeds as diverse as Afghan Hounds and Samoyeds, some of this is likely ancient variation. But because of its presence in many modern European breeds, much of its diversity likely can be attributed to much more recent breeding.

A251

Gracie’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1d haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Jack Russell Terriers. It’s a rare find!

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

The vast majority of Rottweilers have the A1d haplogroup.

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