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  • Photo of Milkshake (Milky), a Chihuahua, Pomeranian, Cocker Spaniel, and Chinese Crested mix in Phoenix, Arizona, USA Photo of Milkshake (Milky), a Chihuahua, Pomeranian, Cocker Spaniel, and Chinese Crested mix in Phoenix, Arizona, USA

“Was rescued from a domestic violent home where she endured her first 6 weeks of life & was told she was a “PomChi” (Pomeranian/Chihuahua) but looked like neither as a pup. At 6 months her ears began to grow “fringes” & they tried to stand up, alas only one ear was able to remain up. By a year old she grew out a silky fur coat with more fringe-like fur growing from her legs. Loves agility-like play, is mildly intelligent, ‘hunting’, & loves her human mom! Milky’s Instagram: @pomchimilkshake”

Place of Birth

Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Current Location

Buckeye, Arizona, USA

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Phoenix, Arizona, 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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Pomeranian

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

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Cocker Spaniel

Cocker Spaniels are handsome and intelligent hunting dogs that are also well-suited to life as a loving family pet.

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Chinese Crested

The Chinese Crested is an alert dog that enjoys human companionship. They are funny little dogs that like to please their owners, and upon finding something that amuses you, are likely to do it again to get your attention. Chinese Cresteds are said to be “cat-like” and enjoy sitting in high places, like the back of a couch or the arm of a chair. Their activity level is medium to high but they enjoy quiet times with their family and adjust well to apartment living.

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American Pit Bull Terrier

The American Pit Bull Terrier originated in the British Isles and descends from the Mastiff-type dogs introduced to England in antiquity. The breed was brought over to the United States by English immigrants in the 1800s, and quickly became one of the most popular and widespread breeds there.

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Poodle (Small)

A highly intelligent and playful dog, Miniature and Toy Poodles make for great lap dogs and companions.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

0.6 % LOW

Predicted Adult Weight

11 lbs

Genetic Age
33 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

Dogs Like Milkshake (Milky)

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Chihuahua
Pomeranian
Cocker Spaniel
Chinese Crested
American Pit Bull Terrier
Poodle (Small)
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Milkshake (Milky)
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Mixed Chihuahua / American Pit Bull Terrier mix Poodle (Small) / Cocker Spaniel mix Chihuahua / Chinese Crested mix Pomeranian / Cocker Spaniel mix Chihuahua American Pit Bull Terrier mix Poodle (Small) mix Cocker Spaniel mix Chihuahua Chinese Crested mix Pomeranian Cocker Spaniel

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

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Through Milkshake (Milky)’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

C1

Haplotype

C37

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C1

Milkshake (Milky)’s Haplogroup

Congratulations, C1 is a very exotic female lineage! It is more closely associated with maternal lineages found in wolves, foxes and jackals than with other dog lineages. So it seems dogs in this group have a common male dog ancestor who, many thousands of years ago, mated with a female wolf! This is not a common lineage in any breed, though a good number of German Shepherds and Doberman Pinchers are C1. It is also found in breeds as diverse as Peruvian Inca Orchids and Pekingese; it is rarely found amongst Labrador Retrievers, Border Collies, Siberian Huskies, or Cocker Spaniels. Despite its fascinating origins, it is widely distributed around the globe, and even shows up frequently among Peruvian village dogs. It almost certainly survived at low frequency in Europe for millennia and then was dispersed outside of Europe by colonialism, though not as successfully as some other lineages.

C37

Milkshake (Milky)’s Haplotype

Part of the C1 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in German Shepherd Dogs, Siberian Huskies, and English Cocker Spaniels.

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The C1 maternal line is commonly found in Jackals.

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

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