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  • Photo of iolyn, a Yorkshire Terrier, Russell-type Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier, and Mixed mix in Pawleys Island, South Carolina, USA Photo of iolyn, a Yorkshire Terrier, Russell-type Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier, and Mixed mix in Pawleys Island, South Carolina, USA

“iolyn (pronounced “yolen”) is an old welsh name meaning “handsome lord.” He is originally from the Grand Strand Humane Society in Myrtle Beach, SC. He is playful, energetic, confident, and super smart. He loves to play with other dogs, fetch, be chased, and chase birds and squirrels. Weird tidbit about him: He has a little sister that is a pet rat that he loves very much! See videos for proof! I plan on teaching him some agility tricks soon because he seems perfect for it.”

Current Location

Pawleys Island, South Carolina, USA

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA

This dog has been viewed and been given 2 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:

Yorkshire Terrier

Petite but proud, the Yorkshire terrier is a popular toy breed with a silky, low-shedding coat.

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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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American Pit Bull Terrier

The American Pit Bull Terrier originated in the British Isles and descends from the Mastiff-type dogs introduced to England in antiquity. The breed was brought over to the United States by English immigrants in the 1800s, and quickly became one of the most popular and widespread breeds there.

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Labrador Retriever

The Labrador Retriever was bred for hunting and excelled in retrieving game after it was shot down. Known for its gentle disposition and loyalty, the Labrador Retriever has become a favorite of families and breeders alike.

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Basset Hound

Basset Hounds are widely adored, short-legged and long-bodied hunting dogs that are considered great family companions.

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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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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

0.3 % LOW

Predicted Adult Weight

40 lbs

Genetic Age
25 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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DNA Breed Origins

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Yorkshire Terrier
Russell-type Terrier
American Pit Bull Terrier
Labrador Retriever
Basset Hound
German Shepherd Dog
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  • On 2/1/2021 changed name from "Iolyn" to "iolyn"

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Yorkshire Terrier / Russell-type Terrier mix American Pit Bull Terrier / Basset Hound mix Labrador Retriever / German Shepherd Dog mix Yorkshire Terrier Russell-type Terrier American Pit Bull Terrier Basset Hound mix Labrador Retriever German Shepherd Dog mix Yorkshire Terrier Yorkshire Terrier Russell-type Terrier Russell-type Terrier

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Through iolyn’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.

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A1a

Haplotype

A254

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A1a

iolyn’s Haplogroup

A1a is the most common maternal lineage among Western dogs. This lineage traveled from the site of dog domestication in Central Asia to Europe along with an early dog expansion perhaps 10,000 years ago. It hung around in European village dogs for many millennia. Then, about 300 years ago, some of the prized females in the line were chosen as the founding dogs for several dog breeds. That set in motion a huge expansion of this lineage. It's now the maternal lineage of the overwhelming majority of Mastiffs, Labrador Retrievers and Gordon Setters. About half of Boxers and less than half of Shar-Pei dogs descend from the A1a line. It is also common across the world among village dogs, a legacy of European colonialism.

A254

iolyn’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1a haplogroup, haplotype has been spotted in village dogs in Peru. As for breed dogs, it is most common in Bichon Frise, Pugs, and Miniature Schnauzers.

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Shar Pei dogs think A1a is the coolest!

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Through iolyn’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.

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A2a

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Hc.5

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A2a

iolyn’s Haplogroup

A2a is a truly ancient lineage. Unlike the recent upstart A1 lineages which found their way from a few popular European males a couple hundred years ago into many dogs in many breeds, A2a shows ancient roots without major recent expansion. It is likely one of the oldest eastern Eurasian male lineages of dogs, where it has existed for thousands of years. Nowadays, it's commonly found in Tibetan Terriers and Chow Chows as well as in Southeastern Asian village dogs. The Chow Chow seems to have been depicted in sculpture over 2,000 years ago, so this is an ancient lineage indeed, and dogs with it have a long and noble pedigree! Males from this lineage have continued to be bred in similar forms and breeds for millennia.

Hc.5

iolyn’s Haplotype

Part of the A2a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Chow Chows and village dogs from Papua New Guinea.

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The large-sized Tibetan Mastiff descends from this ancient lineage.

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