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“Louie was advertised as a "Teddy Bear" dog, which we assumed meant a Shichon. We took the DNA test for fun and found out he is mostly Lhasa (often confused for Shih Tzu), but does have some Shih Tzu, Bichon and Havanese in him. Most dog people think he looks like a Havanese. We love his sweet demeanor and playful personality, but he definitely has the Lhasa guard-dog mentality.”

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Current Location

Buffalo, New York, USA

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Naples, Florida, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

Mixed Breed

Lhasa Apso

An independent breed, the Lhasa's goal in life is not necessarily to please their master. The Lhasa Apso is a small, hardy breed with a beautiful cloak of hair that parts down the back from head to tail. Their temperament is unique: joyful and mischievous, dignified and aloof. Popular in the show ring, the breed also excels at activities that provide constant challenges, such as agility.

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Havanese

Havanese dogs are entertaining, affectionate and loyal companions, making this well-rounded canine the ideal family pet.

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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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Bichon Frise

The Bichon Frise is a hypoallergenic, fluffy, white companion breed with a charismatic, cheerful temperament. Known for their clownish antics, the Bichon Frise can put a smile on anyone's face.

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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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Genetic Stats

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Lhasa Apso
Havanese
Shih Tzu
Bichon Frise
Yorkshire Terrier

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Louie
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Lhasa Apso mix Havanese / Bichon Frise mix Shih Tzu / Yorkshire Terrier mix Lhasa Apso Lhasa Apso / Shih Tzu mix Havanese Bichon Frise mix Shih Tzu mix Yorkshire Terrier mix Lhasa Apso Lhasa Apso Lhasa Apso Shih Tzu

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

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Through Louie’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

B1

Haplotype

B74

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B1

Louie’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.

B74

Louie’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in mixed breed dogs.

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

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Through Louie’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

D

Haplotype

H7.5

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D

Louie’s Haplogroup

The D paternal lineage is very common in well-known populations of dogs. Breeds belonging to the D lineage likely have direct male ancestors that can be traced all the way back to the origin of domestic dogs themselves! One popular breed that commonly sports a D lineage is the Boxer. Boxers were developed in the late 19th century from Mastiff dogs, so it is no surprise that D is well represented among Mastiffs, Bulldogs, as well as Terriers. Intriguingly, D is also found among Lhasa Apsos, an ancient Tibetan breed, and Afghan Hounds. While the presence of this lineage in Polynesia or the New World can be chalked up to interbreeding with European dogs brought during voyages of discovery or later settlement, D is also well represented among village dog populations in the Middle East and Africa. If the fact that we find dogs bearing a D lineage in the Middle East (not to mention the large amount of diversity among Middle Eastern D lineage males) is any indication of ancient residence in that region, then the presence among Oceanian village dogs is peculiar. Rather, it may be that D is part of a broader Eurasian group of ancient paternal lineages which disappeared from the eastern portion of its original range, persisting in the island of New Guinea as well as West Asia and Africa. With the rise of Mastiff breeds, the D lineage received a new life as it became common among many types of working dogs.

H7.5

Louie’s Haplotype

Part of the D haplogroup, the H7.5 haplotype occurs most commonly in Lhasa Apsos. We've also spotted it in Southeast Asian Village Dogs and East Asian Village Dogs.

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The D paternal lineage is common in Boxers.

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