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Opal

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“As young puppies, Opal and her brother were found for sale at a flea market in Houston. Her brother was all black with curly/wavy hair and Opal is white and black, flat, and silky! I've had Opal since she was 15 weeks old. She loves to sit in her kiddie pool and splash her paws in the water bowl. She loves car rides and sitting on the back of my e-bike. Opal is gentle with babies and little kids, but plays ruff at the dog park. She loves to cuddle in bed and take naps after runs.”

Place of Birth

Texas, USA

Current Location

Connecticut, USA

From

CT, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Saluki

Salukis are very fast, very ancient dogs. Some believe they were the first domesticated breed. Salukis are sighthounds, but today they are mainly companion dogs. Today, this is a particularly rare breed.

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Greyhound

The Greyhound is a breed unmatched in speed. This ancient dog has been used for hunting and racing, but they make wonderful companions. Surprisingly, this breed is often described as a couch potato!

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Poodle (Standard)

Known as the national dog breed of France, poodles were developed in Germany and are known for their loyalty and distinctive coat.

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Borzoi

The Borzoi is a large, slender sighthound breed from Russia. Elegant and regal, they have powerful builds that enable them to hunt fast-moving animals like rabbits and foxes. Some of them were even used to hunt wolves in their homeland. Borzoi are affectionate dogs and true canine athletes who love to give chase. Because they’re built for speed, many excel at lure coursing.

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Afghan Hound

The Afghan Hound is a head-turning dog that is as old as they come. These dogs are a sight to behold when reaching top speed with all that hair blowing in the wind. They can make devoted companions with solid but gentle training

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

1.8 % HIGH

Predicted Adult Weight

58 lbs

Genetic Age
29 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Saluki
Greyhound
Poodle (Standard)
Borzoi
Afghan Hound

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Opal
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Saluki mix Poodle (Standard) mix Borzoi / Afghan Hound mix Saluki Greyhound mix Poodle (Standard) Poodle (Standard) mix Borzoi Afghan Hound Saluki Saluki Greyhound Greyhound mix

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

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Through Opal’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

B46

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B1

Opal’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.

B46

Opal’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, we have detected this haplotype in village dogs in Central and South America, as well as Lebanon. We have not seen it a breed just yet!

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

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