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Kessie

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“We found Kessie exactly 1 year ago as a puppy in the heart of winter on a parkinglot in southern France. She was all alone, cold, skinny and most of all afraid. We picked her up and our 5 year old Maltese Grisú, who normaly isn’t fond of puppy’s, accepted her right away. She turned out to be quite a heartmelter: many people who normaly only like large dogs fall for her charme🥰. She’s a brave, adventurous girl that loves to explore the world off leash, to play, to do tricks and to cuddle.”

Current Location

Nijmegen, Gelderland, Nederland

From

Plan-d'Orgon, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Frankrijk

This dog has been viewed and been given 18 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:

Poodle (Small)

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

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Yorkshire Terrier

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

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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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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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West Highland White Terrier

Westies are confident and friendly terriers, with an intelligent and curious mind that requires both mental and physical stimulation to become a well-rounded dog.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

0.3 % LOW

Predicted Adult Weight

12 lbs

Genetic Age
25 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Poodle (Small)
Yorkshire Terrier
Shih Tzu
Russell-type Terrier
West Highland White Terrier
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Kessie
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Poodle (Small) mix Yorkshire Terrier / Shih Tzu mix Russell-type Terrier / West Highland White Terrier mix Poodle (Small) Mixed Yorkshire Terrier Shih Tzu Russell-type Terrier West Highland White Terrier mix Poodle (Small) Poodle (Small) Mixed Mixed

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

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Through Kessie’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

B1

Haplotype

B46

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B1

Kessie’s Haplogroup

B1 is the second most common maternal lineage in breeds of European or American origin. It is the female line of the majority of Golden Retrievers, Basset Hounds, and Shih Tzus, and about half of Beagles, Pekingese and Toy Poodles. This lineage is also somewhat common among village dogs that carry distinct ancestry from these breeds. We know this is a result of B1 dogs being common amongst the European dogs that their conquering owners brought around the world, because nowhere on earth is it a very common lineage in village dogs. It even enables us to trace the path of (human) colonization: Because most Bichons are B1 and Bichons are popular in Spanish culture, B1 is now fairly common among village dogs in Latin America.

B46

Kessie’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, we have detected this haplotype in village dogs in Central and South America, as well as Lebanon. We have not seen it a breed just yet!

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The B1 haplogroup can be found in village dogs like the Peruvian Village Dog, pictured above.

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The Paternal Haplotype reveals a dog’s deep ancestral lineage, stretching back thousands of years to the original domestication of dogs.

Are you looking for information on the breeds that Kessie inherited from her mom and dad? Check out her breed breakdown and family tree.

Paternal Haplotype is determined by looking at a dog’s Y-chromosome—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 Kessie is a female (XX) dog, she has no Y-chromosome for us to analyze and determine a paternal haplotype.

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