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Mayhem

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“She’s a rescue found as a stray.”

Current Location

Arizona, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

44.3 % HIGH

DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Gray Wolf
Alaskan Malamute
German Shepherd Dog
Siberian Husky

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Through Mayhem’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

E

Haplotype

E45

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E

Mayhem’s Haplogroup

Haplogroup E is a very rare maternal line, present primarily in Northern breed dogs and dogs with some level of recent gray wolf ancestry.

E45

Mayhem’s Haplotype

Part of the E haplogroup, the E45 haplotype occurs most commonly in Gray Wolves. We've also spotted it in Alaskan-type Huskies.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

An example of an Akita.

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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 Mayhem inherited from her mom and dad? Check out her breed breakdown.

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

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