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“Lila is my one and only. I adopted her when I was 16 from a local shelter in the spring of 2008, just a few months after my best friend had passed away in a car accident. She has helped me through more than anyone will ever understand. She’s sassy and very vocal, has selective hearing when it comes to recall, loves going for walks and car rides, and is the absolute best cuddler around—she can never seem to get close enough to you!”

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Genetic Breed mix

Mixed Breed

25.8% Australian Shepherd
19.1% Border Collie
10.6% Golden Retriever
10.4% American Foxhound
7.3% Collie
5.7% English Foxhound
21.1% Supermutt

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

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Mix Match breakdown

Breed Lila Harper Campbell Match
Australian Shepherd 25.8% 27.1% 26
Border Collie 19.1% 0.0% 0
Golden Retriever 10.6% 13.5% 11
American Foxhound 10.4% 0.0% 0
Collie 7.3% 6.4% 6
English Foxhound 5.7% 0.0% 0
Supermutt 21.1% 0.0% 0
Foxhound 0.0% 26.0% 0
Dalmatian 0.0% 13.4% 0
Chesapeake Bay Retriever 0.0% 7.6% 0
Staffordshire Terrier 0.0% 6.0% 0
    Mix Match: 43

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness: 0.8 % MEDIUM
Predicted Adult Weight: 43 lbs
Genetic Age: 86 human years

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Breed Mix By Chromosome

Our advanced test identifies from where Lila inherited every part of the chromosome pairs in her genome. Each chromosome section is colored to represent the breed that it comes from.

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Maternal Haplotype

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

Paternal Haplotype

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Lila’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.

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Australian Shepherd mix Border Collie / Collie mix American Foxhound / English Foxhound mix Australian Shepherd Golden Retriever mix Border Collie Collie mix American Foxhound mix English Foxhound mix Australian Shepherd Australian Shepherd Golden Retriever Mixed
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Our algorithms predict this is the most likely family tree to explain Lila’s breed mix, but this family tree may not be the only possible one.

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Maternal Haplotype

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

Paternal Haplotype

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Lila’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.

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DNA shows us the unique path to each of today’s recognized breeds by exposing the relatedness between them.
Border Collie
4 related breeds
Border Collie
Border Collies are highly energetic and work oriented herding dogs, whose stamina is matched by their intelligence and alertness. If you want the smartest dog out there, then you have come to the right place!
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Bearded Collie
Cousin breed
Collie
Cousin breed
Australian Shepherd
Cousin breed
Shetland Sheepdog
Sibling breed
Golden Retriever
4 related breeds
Golden Retriever
Developed as an ideal hunting retriever, the Golden Retriever's eagerness to please and friendliness has made them an extremely popular family pet.
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Flat-Coated Retriever
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Labrador Retriever
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Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Cousin breed
Newfoundland
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American Foxhound
6 related breeds
American Foxhound
American Foxhounds, the American cousin of the English Foxhounds, are a lucky breed because their history and ancestry are well documented. They came over to the New World in 1650 with a man named Robert Brooke, who sailed from England to Crown Colony in North America (now modern day Maryland and Virginia). This pack of hunting dogs, beloved by the Brooke Family for hundreds of years, evolved to become the American Foxhound. The Brooke hounds were likely mixed with French hounds that were also brought to the Americas, and it was this mix of European breeds that eventually gave us our beloved American Foxhound.
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English Foxhound
Sibling breed
Harrier
Cousin breed
American English Coonhound
Cousin breed
Black and Tan Coonhound
Cousin breed
Bluetick Coonhound
Cousin breed
Redbone Coonhound
Cousin breed
Collie
5 related breeds
Collie
Collies are attractive herding dogs, boasting a beautiful coat while being highly intelligent. They also make for extremely loyal and sweet family pets.
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Shetland Sheepdog
Sibling breed
Australian Shepherd
Cousin breed
Bearded Collie
Cousin breed
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Cousin breed
Cardigan Welsh Corgi
Cousin breed
English Foxhound
6 related breeds
English Foxhound
The English Foxhound is one of the four foxhound breeds of dog. It is a cousin of the American Foxhound. They are scent hounds, bred to hunt foxes by scent.
Related Breeds
American Foxhound
Sibling breed
American English Coonhound
Cousin breed
Black and Tan Coonhound
Cousin breed
Bluetick Coonhound
Cousin breed
Redbone Coonhound
Cousin breed
Treeing Walker Coonhound
Cousin breed

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

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Maternal Haplotype

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

Paternal Haplotype

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Lila’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.

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Through Lila’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

B1c

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B1

Lila’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.

B1c

Lila’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, we have detected this haplotype in Mexico and Lebanon village dogs. Among the 12 breeds that we have spotted this haplotype in, it occurs most frequently in Border Collies, Australian Shepherd Dogs, and West Highland white Terriers.

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

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Paternal Haplotype

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Lila’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.

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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 Lila is a female (XX) dog, she has no Y-chromosome for us to analyze and determine a paternal haplotype.

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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 Lila.

Maternal Haplotype

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

What’s your dog’s story?

Now that you have explored what’s behind Lila 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!