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Maci

Mixed Breed

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“I was told she was a Chihuahua/Shi Tzu but I think that might not be her full mix. So this is why I am doing the DNA test for her. She is a spunky little thing! Maci dances like a little ballerina, she loves to play, she snores super loud and snorts all the time like a little piggy, she loves her walks, and she loves food and wants to eat all the time. Maci is my little bug and she is so loved! :)”

Place of Birth

Pomona, California, USA

Current Location

La Cañada Flintridge, California, 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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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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Maltese

Maltese dogs are confident and friendly toy dogs, that can be high maintenance but boast a beautiful white silky coat.

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Pomeranian

The Pomeranian is a cocky, animated companion with an extroverted personality.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

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Predicted Adult Weight

9 lbs

Genetic Age
76 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Chihuahua
Shih Tzu
Maltese
Pomeranian
Supermutt

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Chihuahua mix Shih Tzu mix Chihuahua Pomeranian / Chihuahua mix Shih Tzu Maltese mix Chihuahua Chihuahua Pomeranian Chihuahua mix Shih Tzu Shih Tzu Maltese Maltese mix

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

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Through Maci’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

C2

Haplotype

C17

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C2

Maci’s Haplogroup

C2 is a very old female lineage found more commonly among English Setters, English Bulldogs, and American Eskimo Dogs. We also see C2 in village dogs in South Asia. Rather than having a few characteristic breeds representing this lineage particularly well, it is present in a few uncommon individuals of many different breeds. Unlike some European breed lineages that have seen skyrocketing popularity along the path to the modern dogs we see today, C2 tends to reflect the deep history of man's best friend.

C17

Maci’s Haplotype

Part of the C2 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in village dogs from Nepal.

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You can often find his haplogroup in the lovable English Bulldog.

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

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