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“Lulu and her sister were found outside a migrant camp in Homestead, Florida. She has the best temperament and is the definition of loyal lap dog.”

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Sarasota, Florida, USA

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Homestead, Florida, USA

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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:

Chihuahua

Chihuahuas have a huge personality that defies their tiny frame, known to be highly active and intelligent canines.

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Beagle

The Beagle is a scent hound and a great family pet. They are known for being affectionate and having loud voices.

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Labrador Retriever

The Labrador Retriever was bred for hunting and excelled in retrieving game after it was shot down. Known for its gentle disposition and loyalty, the Labrador Retriever has become a favorite of families and breeders alike.

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Harrier

Harriers are an old English breed valued for their sweet temperaments and devotion to their masters. Bred originally as hunting dogs, there is a good deal of debate on how this simple hound came to be. It is likely that they are a mix of English Foxhounds and Greyhounds, though some people insist that there is also some Bloodhound in the mix. In either case, their true ancestry will likely always remain a mystery, as the first record of them dates to 1260.

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Chihuahua
Beagle
Labrador Retriever
Harrier
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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Beagle mix Chihuahua Beagle Labrador Retriever mix Chihuahua Chihuahua Beagle Beagle Labrador Retriever Mixed Chihuahua Chihuahua Chihuahua Chihuahua

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

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Through Lulu’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

A1d

Haplotype

A26a/305

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A1d

Lulu’s Haplogroup

This female lineage can be traced back about 15,000 years to some of the original Central Asian wolves that were domesticated into modern dogs. The early females that represent this lineage were likely taken into Eurasia, where they spread rapidly. As a result, many modern breed and village dogs from the Americas, Africa, through Asia and down into Oceania belong to this group! This widespread lineage is not limited to a select few breeds, but the majority of Rottweilers, Afghan Hounds and Wirehaired Pointing Griffons belong to it. It is also the most common female lineage among Papillons, Samoyeds and Jack Russell Terriers. Considering its occurrence in breeds as diverse as Afghan Hounds and Samoyeds, some of this is likely ancient variation. But because of its presence in many modern European breeds, much of its diversity likely can be attributed to much more recent breeding.

A26a/305

Lulu’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1d haplogroup, we have not yet detected this haplotype in any of our village dogs. Among the 6 breeds we see it in, it appears most frequently in Newfoundlands, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, and soft coated Wheaten Terriers.

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The vast majority of Rottweilers have the A1d haplogroup.

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

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