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  • Photo of Moose, a Chihuahua and Miniature Pinscher mix in Astoria, Oregon, USA Photo of Moose, a Chihuahua and Miniature Pinscher mix in Astoria, Oregon, USA

“She is my sweet fun girl, no matter what we are doing. She was born in the country, loves her farm animal friends. Loves the outdoors, hikes, adventures, very avid couch potato. Loves to cuddle and nap the day away. Does not have a single ounce of attitude, all sweet love. Easy puppy. Unbelievably perfect dog. Working on being her most confident self. She hangs out with bio siblings often and loves all her family. Adopted from family at 9wks. She stole my heart at a few days old, best decision.”

Place of Birth

Astoria, Oregon, 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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Miniature Pinscher

The Miniature Pinscher is a small breed of dog originating from Germany. The breed's earliest ancestors may have included the German Pinscher mixed with Italian greyhounds and dachshunds.

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Pomeranian

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

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Boston Terrier

Boston Terriers are lively, intelligent and friendly. Although a small dog, they are strong and sturdy. Owners of this breed find them to be As the breed's name implies, the Boston Terrier originated in the city of Boston in the late 19th century. They're sometimes referred to be their nickname of the "American gentleman" because of their tuxedo-like coat.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

0 % LOW

Predicted Adult Weight

8 lbs

Genetic Age
40 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Chihuahua
Miniature Pinscher
Pomeranian
Boston Terrier
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Moose
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Chihuahua Chihuahua / Miniature Pinscher mix Pomeranian / Boston Terrier mix Chihuahua Chihuahua Chihuahua Miniature Pinscher Pomeranian mix Boston Terrier mix Chihuahua Chihuahua Chihuahua Chihuahua

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Through Moose’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

B1

Haplotype

B74

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B1

Moose’s Haplogroup

B1 is the second most common maternal lineage in breeds of European or American origin. It is the female line of the majority of Golden Retrievers, Basset Hounds, and Shih Tzus, and about half of Beagles, Pekingese and Toy Poodles. This lineage is also somewhat common among village dogs that carry distinct ancestry from these breeds. We know this is a result of B1 dogs being common amongst the European dogs that their conquering owners brought around the world, because nowhere on earth is it a very common lineage in village dogs. It even enables us to trace the path of (human) colonization: Because most Bichons are B1 and Bichons are popular in Spanish culture, B1 is now fairly common among village dogs in Latin America.

B74

Moose’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in mixed breed dogs.

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The B1 haplogroup can be found in village dogs like the Peruvian Village Dog, pictured above.

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

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