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Huli

Mixed Ancestry

“Huli loves to play and meet other dogs, and acts so silly and energetic most people hardly believe he's already 9 years old. I chose him based on a picture at a shelter's website because when I saw him he stood out from all the others - I could not decide whether he was an angel or a clown. He has definitely proved to be both!”

Place of Birth

Vyborg, Leningrad Oblast, Russia

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Vyborg, Leningrad Oblast, Russia

This dog has been viewed and been given 16 wags

Genetic Breed Result

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Embark Supermutt analysis

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

Eastern European Village Dog

Europe is the cradle of many dog breeds which were formed from free-breeding village dogs living in Europe for many millenia. Some of these dogs eventually became the founders of many popular dog breeds today, though most village dogs just continued living on as free-breeding village dogs even after the formation of modern breeds.

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German Shepherd Dog

German Shepherds are confident, courageous dogs with a keen sense of smell and notable intelligence. These are active working dogs who excel at many canine sports and tasks -- they are true utility dogs! Their versatility combined with their loyal companionship has them consistently listed as one of the most popular breeds in the United States.

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DNA Breed Origins

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Eastern European Village Dog
German Shepherd Dog

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Here’s what Huli’s family tree may have looked like.
Huli
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Eastern European Village Dog mix Eastern European Village Dog mix Eastern European Village Dog Eastern European Village Dog / German Shepherd Dog mix Eastern European Village Dog Eastern European Village Dog / German Shepherd Dog mix Eastern European Village Dog Eastern European Village Dog Eastern European Village Dog German Shepherd Dog mix Eastern European Village Dog Eastern European Village Dog Eastern European Village Dog German Shepherd Dog mix
While there may be other possible configurations of his family’s relationships, this is the most likely family tree to explain Huli’s breed mix.

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Through Huli’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

A361/409/611

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A1b

Huli’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!

A361/409/611

Huli’s Haplotype

Part of the A1b haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in German Shepherd Dogs, Poodles, and Shiloh Shepherds.

A1b is the most common haplogroup found in German Shepherds.

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Through Huli’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

B

Haplotype

H15.13

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B

Huli’s Haplogroup

B is a relatively rare paternal line that has only recently started to expand. The dominant lineage among the ancient Shih Tzu breed, it is also found among Tibetan Spaniels. Outside of these two breeds, B seems to be a particularly common paternal line among the village dogs of India and Southeast Asia, though it is found as far afield as Africa and down into Oceania. Considering that it is particularly diverse in northern India, it could be that this lineage hung out mostly in South Asia after the expansion of domestic dogs from Central Asia. Because it is present in Mongolia as well, it may not be surprising that ancient East Asian dog breeds are also part of this lineage. Alternatively, perhaps males representing this lineage headed north out of southern Eurasia, which eventually gave rise to the Shih Tzu and may have inspired stylistic representations of lions in ancient China!

H15.13

Huli’s Haplotype

Part of the B haplogroup, the H15.13 haplotype occurs most commonly in West Siberian Laikas. It's a rare find!

The B Haplogroup is most commonly found the adorable Shih Tzu breed.

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