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Harley

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See what’s hidden in the pages of Harley’s DNA story. You can learn about the breeds that make Harley who she is, her genetic family tree, and even go back in time to see where her ancestors came from.

“She loves to give high 5's”

Registration

German Coolie World Registry : B72525

Breed mix

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness: 0.8 % MEDIUM Help
Predicted Adult Weight: 42 lbs Help
Genetic Age: 50 human years Help

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Family tree

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Explore an interactive family tree and get a picture of Harley’s family.

Breed Families

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Dog breeds have been created over time for work and companionship. Find out about other dog breeds related to the breeds found in Harley.

Maternal Haplotype

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Through the DNA inherited from Harley’s mother we can trace her ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. Find out how far Harley’s family has traveled.

Paternal Haplotype

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Harley’s DNA includes a story of where her father’s ancestors came from. We’ll show you more about how we categorize his ancestors all based of the science of genetics.

Let us know and we will contact Harley’s owner and make sure she is reunited with her family soon! Thank you for helping out our furry friends.

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

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Breed Families

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Dog breeds have been created over time for work and companionship. Find out about other dog breeds related to the breeds found in Harley.

Maternal Haplotype

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Through the DNA inherited from Harley’s mother we can trace her ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. Find out how far Harley’s family has traveled.

Paternal Haplotype

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Harley’s DNA includes a story of where her father’s ancestors came from. We’ll show you more about how we categorize his ancestors all based of the science of genetics.

What’s your dog’s story?

Now that you have explored what’s behind Harley find out what your dog’s DNA has to tell you. Embark tells you more about your dog than you ever thought possible. Are you ready? Let’s go!

DNA shows us the unique path to each of today’s recognized breeds by exposing the relatedness between them.
Koolie
4 related breeds
Koolie
These are intelligent, cheerful, and loyal dogs who can make a great addition to a family. The Koolie is not an aggressive breed and is usually comfortable with new people or new surroundings. Koolies are eager to be trained null but this doesn't necessarily mean they're easy to train. When starting obedience training, find an instructor who understands how herding dogs work and you will wind up with an excellent companion dog.
Related Breeds
Australian Kelpie
Sibling breed
Border Collie
Sibling breed
Australian Cattle Dog
Sibling breed
Bearded Collie
Cousin breed

Some images and text courtesy of the AKC, used with permission.

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Family tree

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Explore an interactive family tree and get a picture of Harley’s family.

Maternal Haplotype

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Through the DNA inherited from Harley’s mother we can trace her ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. Find out how far Harley’s family has traveled.

Paternal Haplotype

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Harley’s DNA includes a story of where her father’s ancestors came from. We’ll show you more about how we categorize his ancestors all based of the science of genetics.

What’s your dog’s story?

Now that you have explored what’s behind Harley find out what your dog’s DNA has to tell you. Embark tells you more about your dog than you ever thought possible. Are you ready? Let’s go!

Through Harley’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

C2

Haplotype

C21

C2

Harley’s Haplogroup

C2 is a very old female lineage found more commonly among English Setters, English Bulldogs, and American Eskimo Dogs. We also see C2 in village dogs in South Asia. Rather than having a few characteristic breeds representing this lineage particularly well, it is present in a few uncommon individuals of many different breeds. Unlike some European breed lineages that have seen skyrocketing popularity along the path to the modern dogs we see today, C2 tends to reflect the deep history of man's best friend.

C21

Harley’s Haplotype

Part of the C2 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Border Collies, Australian Cattle Dogs, and village dogs in Fiji.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

You can often find his haplogroup in the lovable English Bulldog.

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Breed Families

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Dog breeds have been created over time for work and companionship. Find out about other dog breeds related to the breeds found in Harley.

Paternal Haplotype

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Harley’s DNA includes a story of where her father’s ancestors came from. We’ll show you more about how we categorize his ancestors all based of the science of genetics.

What’s your dog’s story?

Now that you have explored what’s behind Harley find out what your dog’s DNA has to tell you. Embark tells you more about your dog than you ever thought possible. Are you ready? Let’s go!

This 'Paternal Haplotype' tab is for deep ancestral lineage going back thousands of years.

For recent ancestry—"What breeds did my dog inherit from her mom and dad?"—please refer to the Breed or Summary tab and the Family Tree tab.

The Paternal Haplotype refers to a dog’s deep ancestral lineage stretching back thousands of years, before there were any distinct breeds of dog. We determine the Paternal Haplotype by looking at a dog’s Y-chromsome—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 Harley is a female (XX) dog, she has no Y-chromosome for us to analyze and determine a paternal haplotype.

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Family tree

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Explore an interactive family tree and get a picture of Harley’s family.

Breed Families

>
Dog breeds have been created over time for work and companionship. Find out about other dog breeds related to the breeds found in Harley.

Maternal Haplotype

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Through the DNA inherited from Harley’s mother we can trace her ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. Find out how far Harley’s family has traveled.

What’s your dog’s story?

Now that you have explored what’s behind Harley find out what your dog’s DNA has to tell you. Embark tells you more about your dog than you ever thought possible. Are you ready? Let’s go!