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Mavis

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  • Photo of Mavis, a Chihuahua, Dachshund, and Rat Terrier mix in Texas, USA Photo of Mavis, a Chihuahua, Dachshund, and Rat Terrier mix in Texas, USA
    My little bat

“Her mom is a full cinnamon chihuahua, and she was the only black one out of a litter 6. She has been described by many as “my little bat” as she resembles one with her big wing-like ears and solid black coat. She is rarely seen not following me into every room I go and has a bit of separation anxiety. The only time I ever hear her bark or growl is when she thinks she needs to protect me from something or someone. She also has a weird quirk of digging at my bedsheets during her nighttime zoomies.”

Place of Birth

Texas, USA

Current Location

Waukegan, Illinois, USA

From

Rescue Gang, West Burnham Street, West Milwaukee, WI, 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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Dachshund

The Dachshund, meaning “badger dog” in German, is a lively breed with a friendly personality and a great sense of smell. Known for their long and low bodies, they are spirited hunters that excel in both above and below-ground work. They come in three different coat varieties (smooth, wirehaired or longhaired) and can be miniature or standard size.

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Rat Terrier

The Rat Terrier is an American dog breed with a background as a farm dog and hunting companion.

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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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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

0.6 % LOW

Predicted Adult Weight

13 lbs

Genetic Age
19 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Chihuahua
Dachshund
Rat Terrier
Shih Tzu
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Mavis
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Chihuahua mix Chihuahua mix Chihuahua Rat Terrier / Shih Tzu mix Chihuahua Dachshund mix Chihuahua Chihuahua Rat Terrier Shih Tzu mix Chihuahua Chihuahua Dachshund Mixed

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

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Through Mavis’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

A1e

Haplotype

A276

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A1e

Mavis’s Haplogroup

This female lineage likely stems from some of the original Central Asian wolves that were domesticated into modern dogs starting about 15,000 years ago. It seemed to be a fairly rare dog line for most of dog history until the past 300 years, when the lineage seemed to “explode” out and spread quickly. What really separates this group from the pack is its presence in Alaskan village dogs and Samoyeds. It is possible that this was an indigenous lineage brought to the Americas from Siberia when people were first starting to make that trip themselves! We see this lineage pop up in overwhelming numbers of Irish Wolfhounds, and it also occurs frequently in popular large breeds like Bernese Mountain Dogs, Saint Bernards and Great Danes. Shetland Sheepdogs are also common members of this maternal line, and we see it a lot in Boxers, too. Though it may be all mixed up with European dogs thanks to recent breeding events, its origins in the Americas makes it a very exciting lineage for sure!

A276

Mavis’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1e haplogroup, this haplotype has been spotted in village dogs in French Polynesia. Among breeds, it occurs in both small (French Bulldog, Miniature Schnauzers, Dachshunds) and large (Great Danes, Bullmastiffs) breeds.

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Irish Wolfhounds are a consistent carrier of A1e.

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

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