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Gracie

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  • Photo of Gracie, a Chihuahua, Dachshund, Poodle (Small), Cocker Spaniel, and Mixed mix in Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA Photo of Gracie, a Chihuahua, Dachshund, Poodle (Small), Cocker Spaniel, and Mixed mix in Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA

“Saw her on the pound's website & fell in love immediately! Went and got her the next day. She loves to bark at people, go for walks, play with crinkly toys, eat treats, & lounge around the house. She's a little skiddish of new people, but once she warms up, she's the sweetest little pup. She LOVES belly rubs, being outside, and barking...barking is her favorite.”

Current Location

Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA

This dog has been viewed and been given 10 wags

Registration

Microchip: 981020021063966

Genetic Breed Result

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

Chihuahua

Chihuahuas have a huge personality that defies their tiny frame, known to be highly active and intelligent canines.

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Dachshund

The Dachshund, meaning “badger dog” in German, is a lively breed with a friendly personality and a great sense of smell. Known for their long and low bodies, they are spirited hunters that excel in both above and below-ground work. They come in three different coat varieties (smooth, wirehaired or longhaired) and can be miniature or standard size.

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Poodle (Small)

A highly intelligent and playful dog, Miniature and Toy Poodles make for great lap dogs and companions.

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Cocker Spaniel

Cocker Spaniels are handsome and intelligent hunting dogs that are also well-suited to life as a loving family pet.

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Pomeranian

The Pomeranian is a cocky, animated companion with an extroverted personality.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

0.3 % LOW

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Chihuahua
Dachshund
Poodle (Small)
Cocker Spaniel
Pomeranian
Supermutt

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Gracie
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Chihuahua mix Poodle (Small) / Pomeranian mix Cocker Spaniel mix Chihuahua Dachshund mix Poodle (Small) Pomeranian mix Cocker Spaniel Mixed Chihuahua Chihuahua Dachshund Dachshund mix

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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.

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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

A4

Haplotype

A455

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A4

Gracie’s Haplogroup

The A4 maternal lineage is fairly rare. It is found in Cocker Spaniels, but A4 is also represented well among East Asian breeds including the Chinese Crested Dog, Shar-Pei and Shih Tzu. Moving away from Asia, it is also found among Chihuahuas (a very old breed!) and village dogs in Peru. This may be a lineage that moved into Western breeds because of their owners' tendencies to mix them up with Eastern breeds in the early modern period.

A455

Gracie’s Haplotype

Part of the A4 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in mixed breed dogs.

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The popular Chihuahua breed descends from the A4 maternal line.

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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 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.

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