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Grand-Paw

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“Grand-Paw Luigi Mitchell-Darden is a pretty chill dog. Grand-Paw loves his father, his mother, his brother, but mostly food. Grand-Paw enjoys chewing on his various food-themed squeaky plushies, but loves his Lamb-Chop the most. He jumps high and always lets us know when it is time to eat breakfast or dinner. Grand-Paw is paranoid of inanimate objects and thinks statues are real. He also enjoys barking at any noises he hears, even at 2:00 a.m.”

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Phoenix, Arizona, USA

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Embark Supermutt analysis

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

Poodle (Small)

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

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Pomeranian

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

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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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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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Shih Tzu

This ancient breed is the perfect lapdog. Sweet and easygoing, they want nothing more than to be close to their humans.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

0.3 % LOW

Predicted Adult Weight

14 lbs

Genetic Age
60 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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DNA Breed Origins

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Poodle (Small)
Pomeranian
Russell-type Terrier
Pekingese
Shih Tzu
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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Poodle (Small) Pomeranian / Pekingese mix Russell-type Terrier / Shih Tzu mix Poodle (Small) Poodle (Small) Pomeranian Pekingese Russell-type Terrier Shih Tzu mix Poodle (Small) Poodle (Small) Poodle (Small) Poodle (Small)

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Through Grand-Paw’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

A1b

Haplotype

A288

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A1b

Grand-Paw’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!

A288

Grand-Paw’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1b haplogroup, this haplotype has been spotted among in village dogs in Puerto Rico. As for breeds, we see it most commonly in Poodles.

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A1b is the most common haplogroup found in German Shepherds.

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Through Grand-Paw’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

D

Haplotype

H7.5

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D

Grand-Paw’s Haplogroup

The D paternal lineage is very common in well-known populations of dogs. Breeds belonging to the D lineage likely have direct male ancestors that can be traced all the way back to the origin of domestic dogs themselves! One popular breed that commonly sports a D lineage is the Boxer. Boxers were developed in the late 19th century from Mastiff dogs, so it is no surprise that D is well represented among Mastiffs, Bulldogs, as well as Terriers. Intriguingly, D is also found among Lhasa Apsos, an ancient Tibetan breed, and Afghan Hounds. While the presence of this lineage in Polynesia or the New World can be chalked up to interbreeding with European dogs brought during voyages of discovery or later settlement, D is also well represented among village dog populations in the Middle East and Africa. If the fact that we find dogs bearing a D lineage in the Middle East (not to mention the large amount of diversity among Middle Eastern D lineage males) is any indication of ancient residence in that region, then the presence among Oceanian village dogs is peculiar. Rather, it may be that D is part of a broader Eurasian group of ancient paternal lineages which disappeared from the eastern portion of its original range, persisting in the island of New Guinea as well as West Asia and Africa. With the rise of Mastiff breeds, the D lineage received a new life as it became common among many types of working dogs.

H7.5

Grand-Paw’s Haplotype

Part of the D haplogroup, the H7.5 haplotype occurs most commonly in Lhasa Apsos. We've also spotted it in Southeast Asian Village Dogs and East Asian Village Dogs.

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The D paternal lineage is common in Boxers.

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