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Nala

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Place of Birth

Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Current Location

Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain

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Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Genetic Breed Result

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Shih Tzu

This ancient breed is the perfect lapdog. Sweet and easygoing, they want nothing more than to be close to their humans.

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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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Phu Quoc Ridgeback

The Phu Quoc Ridgeback as an ancient breed from Vietnam, and one of only three breeds to sport a ridge of hair along their back that grows in the opposite direction of the rest of their coat.

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Jindo

The Jindo is a spitz-type dog from Korea. This breed has been helping the Korean people hunt all types of game for thousands of years. Today, Jindos experience a much higher level of popularity in Korea than America.

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Chinese Chongqing Dog

Originating in the Chongqing and Sichuan regions of China, the Chinese Chongqing Dog is generally considered one of China's most ancient breeds of dog. This is a multi-purpose breed that was traditionally used for hunting. Today, they're more frequently companions and guard dogs.

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Dingo

The free-living, semi-feral wild dog of Australia, Dingoes are thought to have arrived Down Under some 3,500 years ago.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

1.5 % HIGH

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Shih Tzu
Poodle (Small)
Phu Quoc Ridgeback
Jindo
Chinese Chongqing Dog
Dingo

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Nala
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Shih Tzu Poodle (Small) / Phu Quoc Ridgeback mix Jindo / Chinese Chongqing Dog mix Shih Tzu Shih Tzu Poodle (Small) Phu Quoc Ridgeback Jindo mix Chinese Chongqing Dog mix Shih Tzu Shih Tzu Shih Tzu Shih Tzu

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

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Through Nala’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

A2

Haplotype

A216

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A2

Nala’s Haplogroup

A2 is a very ancient maternal line. Most likely it was one of the major female lines that contributed to the very first domesticated dogs in Central Asia about 15,000 years ago. Some of the line stayed in Central Asia to the present day, and frequently appear as Tibetan Mastiffs and Akitas. Those that escaped the mountains of Central Asia sought out other cold spots, and are now found among Alaskan Malamutes and Siberian Huskies. This lineage is also occasionally found in several common Western breeds, such as German Shepherds and Labrador Retrievers. Curiously, all New Guinea Singing Dogs descend from this line. These are an ancient and very interesting breed found in the mountains of Papua New Guinea. Unfortunately, they are now endangered. They are closely related to the Australian dingo, so you could say its cousins are dingos! This line is also common in village dogs in Southeast and East Asia. Unlike many other lineages, A2 did not spread across the whole world, probably because it did not have the opportunity to hitch its wagon to European colonialism - or because these dogs just prefer hanging out in mountains, tundras, islands, and other hard-to-reach places!

A216

Nala’s Haplotype

Part of the A2 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in village dogs in Borneo.

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Dingos commonly possess this haplogroup.

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

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