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Lili

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See what’s hidden in the pages of Lili’s DNA story. You can learn about the breeds that make Lili who she is, her genetic family tree, and even go back in time to see where her ancestors came from.

“7 pounds of shyness, multi-colored and beautiful, gorgeous full tail”

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness: 1.4 % MEDIUM Help
Predicted Adult Weight: 9 lbs Help
Genetic Age: 66 human years Help

Lili’s Mix Match Buddies

See how closely Lili’s breed mix matches other Embark dogs — a Mix Match of 100 is a perfect breed mix match

Breed Mix By Chromosome

Our advanced test identifies from where Lili 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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Family tree

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Explore an interactive family tree and get a picture of Lili’s family.

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 Lili.

Maternal Haplotype

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

Paternal Haplotype

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Lili’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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Large screen pedigre From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Chihuahua Havanese mix Chihuahua Chihuahua Havanese Havanese / Chihuahua mix Chihuahua Chihuahua Chihuahua Chihuahua Havanese Havanese Havanese Chihuahua
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Our algorithms predict this is the most likely family tree to explain Lili’s breed mix, but this family tree may not be the only possible one.

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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 Lili.

Maternal Haplotype

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

Paternal Haplotype

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

What’s your dog’s story?

Now that you have explored what’s behind Lili 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!

DNA shows us the unique path to each of today’s recognized breeds by exposing the relatedness between them.
Chihuahua
3 related breeds
Chihuahua
Chihuahuas have a huge personality that defies their tiny frame, known to be highly active and intelligent canines.
Related Breeds
American Village Dog
Cousin breed
Pekingese
Cousin breed
Chinese Crested
Cousin breed
Havanese
6 related breeds
Havanese
Havanese dogs are entertaining, affectionate and loyal companions, making this well-rounded canine the ideal family pet.
Related Breeds
Maltese
Sibling breed
Poodle (Toy)
Cousin breed
Poodle (Miniature)
Cousin breed
Poodle (Standard)
Cousin breed
Bichon Frise
Cousin breed
Coton de Tulear
Cousin breed

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

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Family tree

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Explore an interactive family tree and get a picture of Lili’s family.

Maternal Haplotype

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

Paternal Haplotype

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

What’s your dog’s story?

Now that you have explored what’s behind Lili 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!

Through Lili’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

A1b

Haplotype

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A1b

Lili’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!

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Lili’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1b haplogroup, we see this haplotype in village dogs in over 25 countries across the world. We have detected this haplotype in lots of breeds, and it occurs most commonly in German Shepherd Dogs, Maltese, English Springer Spaniels, and English Setters.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

A1b is the most common haplogroup found in German Shepherds.

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Family tree

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Explore an interactive family tree and get a picture of Lili’s family.

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 Lili.

Paternal Haplotype

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

What’s your dog’s story?

Now that you have explored what’s behind Lili 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!

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

Explore more

Swipe left and right to explore more results, or choose a category below

Family tree

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Explore an interactive family tree and get a picture of Lili’s family.

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 Lili.

Maternal Haplotype

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

What’s your dog’s story?

Now that you have explored what’s behind Lili 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!