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Keinai

“Keinai is just a regular dog honestly, he isn’t anything special to anyone but me. For me though, he is my life. My decision to get him changed everything and it was the best decision I ever made. He has taught me so much, and even lead me to a passion I never would've found without him. He's helped me find myself more than anything or anyone else could have and he has shown me nothing but unconditional love along the way. He is my everything.”

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Genetic Breed Result

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28.9% German Shepherd Dog
27.2% Alaskan Malamute
17.0% Siberian Husky
15.4% Gray Wolf
11.5% Unresolved

Embark Supermutt analysis

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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

33.1 % HIGH Learn More

Predicted Adult Weight
Genetic Age
35 human years Learn More
Based on the date of birth provided

DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
German Shepherd Dog
Alaskan Malamute
Siberian Husky
Gray Wolf
Unresolved

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Through Keinai’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

A2

Haplotype

A29a

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A2

Keinai’s Haplogroup

A2 is a very ancient maternal line. Most likely it was one of the major female lines that contributed to the very first domesticated dogs in Central Asia about 15,000 years ago. Some of the line stayed in Central Asia to the present day, and frequently appear as Tibetan Mastiffs and Akitas. Those that escaped the mountains of Central Asia sought out other cold spots, and are now found among Alaskan Malamutes and Siberian Huskies. This lineage is also occasionally found in several common Western breeds, such as German Shepherds and Labrador Retrievers. Curiously, all New Guinea Singing Dogs descend from this line. These are an ancient and very interesting breed found in the mountains of Papua New Guinea. Unfortunately, they are now endangered. They are closely related to the Australian dingo, so you could say its cousins are dingos! This line is also common in village dogs in Southeast and East Asia. Unlike many other lineages, A2 did not spread across the whole world, probably because it did not have the opportunity to hitch its wagon to European colonialism - or because these dogs just prefer hanging out in mountains, tundras, islands, and other hard-to-reach places!

A29a

Keinai’s Haplotype

Part of the A2 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes, Labrador Retrievers, and village dogs from Alaska.

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Dingos commonly possess this haplogroup.

Through Keinai’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

Havoc's Haplogroup

Haplotype

Havoc

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Havoc's Haplogroup

Keinai’s Haplogroup

This is a lineage that is unknown in dogs and may only be found in wolves. It is very different from all known dog lineages indicating a long time between the most recent common ancestor of canids in this lineage and domestic dogs.

Havoc

Keinai’s Haplotype

This haplotype has been spotted in wolves and dogs with wolf ancestry. Not only is that pretty neat, but it also helps move science forward.

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The mysterious wolf hides many genetic mysteries unknown to science - like where this male lineage came from.