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Shiba Inu

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  • Photo of Tyler, a Shiba Inu  in St. Augustine, Florida, USA Photo of Tyler, a Shiba Inu  in St. Augustine, Florida, USA
    I don't always lounge by the pool, but when I do, I wonder why mom and dad don't do more social media so I can break the Internet with pics like this.

“Adopted from a family in Independence MO in Feb 2018, Tyler was 5 y/o when we drove him cross country to his new home in FL. We've been in love with him from minute 1. Sweet, quiet and shy, Tyler is perfect in every way. In true shiba form, he'll love you endlessly—on HIS terms. We think Tyler was born in Dec 2012. We joined Embark looking for his canine family, so if your shibaby is closely related to Tyler—or if you think you know where he came from—please please (PLEASE!) drop us a line.”

Current Location

St. Augustine, Florida, USA

From

Independence, Missouri, USA

This dog has been viewed and been given 68 wags

Genetic Breed Result

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Shiba Inu

The Shiba Inu is the smallest ancient Japanese hunting breed. Saved from the brink of extinction after WWII, cute photos on the internet have popularized this proud breed.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

1.5 % HIGH

Predicted Adult Weight

32 lbs

Genetic Age
68 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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Changes to this dog’s profile
  • On 2/15/2022 changed handle from "shiba_life" to "my_parents_picked_me_before_dogecoin_was_cool"
  • On 6/6/2020 changed handle from "tyler30" to "shiba_life"

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

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Through Tyler’s mitochondrial DNA we can trace his mother’s ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. This map helps you visualize the routes that his ancestors took to your home. Their story is described below the map.

Haplogroup

A1a

Haplotype

A381

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A1a

Tyler’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.

A381

Tyler’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in German Shepherd Dogs, Doberman Pinschers, and Dachshunds.

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Through Tyler’s Y-chromosome we can trace his father’s ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. This map helps you visualize the routes that his ancestors took to your home. Their story is described below the map.

Haplogroup

C

Haplotype

H5b

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C

Tyler’s Haplogroup

C is a relatively rare paternal lineage. The dog populations which bear C are a disparate bunch. The Akita and Shiba Inu are Japanese breeds, the former of which seems to have roots in the Jomon population of hunter-gatherers which were present in the islands of Japan before the ancestors of the modern Japanese arrived. The New Guinea Singing Dog, Samoyed, and Alaska Malamute are all disparate breeds that also represent the C lineage. One village dog from Peru also bore this lineage. This wide distribution and diversity suggest C is not a recently expanded lineage. It likely represents a canid lineage which diversified sometime around the Last Glacial Maximum, when the dogs of Siberia and Oceania split off and went their separate ways.

H5b

Tyler’s Haplotype

Part of the C haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Shiba Inus.

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The Shiba Inu descends from this relativey rare haplogroup.

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