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Murphy

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“Murphy was found as a stray in the desert and was adopted and returned a few times at the local shelter. Luckily, she was rescued by Hollywood Huskies in LA, where she ended up becoming a foster fail! ☺️”

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@murphgonewild

Current Location

Redwood City, California, USA

From

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

Embark Supermutt analysis

What’s in that Supermutt? There may be small amounts of DNA from this distant ancestor:

Siberian Husky

Bred initially in Northern Siberia, the Siberian Husky is a medium-sized working dog who is quick and light on their feet. Their moderately compact and well furred body, erect ears and brush tail suggest their Northern heritage. Huskies are very active and energetic and are known for being long distance sled dogs.

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Alaskan Malamute

The Alaskan Malamute is a large, fluffy spitz breed recognized as being one of the most ancient breeds of dogs. The forebears to the modern Malamute crossed the Bering Strait with their owners over 4,000 years ago. Their size, thick coat, and work drive make them ideal dogs for pulling sleds, but they also make amicable companions.

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German Shepherd Dog

German Shepherds are confident, courageous dogs with a keen sense of smell and notable intelligence. These are active working dogs who excel at many canine sports and tasks -- they are true utility dogs! Their versatility combined with their loyal companionship has them consistently listed as one of the most popular breeds in the United States.

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Samoyed

A working breed, the Samoyed can be strong-willed at times, but above all they remain friendly, gentle, and devoted family dogs. The Samoyed was originally bred to hunt, haul sledges, and herd reindeer. Among the breed’s duties: pack hiking, tracking, and warming their owners by sleeping on top of them at night.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

0.9 % MEDIUM

Predicted Adult Weight

52 lbs

Genetic Age
28 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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Discover dogs who share a similar breed mix to Murphy. A higher score means the two dogs have more of their breed mix in common. A score of 100% means they share the exact same breed mix!

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Siberian Husky
Alaskan Malamute
German Shepherd Dog
Samoyed
Supermutt

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Murphy
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Siberian Husky mix Siberian Husky mix Siberian Husky Alaskan Malamute / Siberian Husky mix Siberian Husky German Shepherd Dog / Samoyed mix Siberian Husky Siberian Husky Alaskan Malamute Siberian Husky mix Siberian Husky Siberian Husky German Shepherd Dog Samoyed mix

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

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Through Murphy’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

A1a

Haplotype

A531

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A1a

Murphy’s Haplogroup

A1a is the most common maternal lineage among Western dogs. This lineage traveled from the site of dog domestication in Central Asia to Europe along with an early dog expansion perhaps 10,000 years ago. It hung around in European village dogs for many millennia. Then, about 300 years ago, some of the prized females in the line were chosen as the founding dogs for several dog breeds. That set in motion a huge expansion of this lineage. It's now the maternal lineage of the overwhelming majority of Mastiffs, Labrador Retrievers and Gordon Setters. About half of Boxers and less than half of Shar-Pei dogs descend from the A1a line. It is also common across the world among village dogs, a legacy of European colonialism.

A531

Murphy’s Haplotype

Part of the A1a haplogroup, the A531 haplotype occurs most commonly in East Asian Village Dogs. It's a rare find!

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

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