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Paquito

Mixed Breed

“Paquito was found emaciated and showed signs of abuse. Once fearful of strangers and loud noises he is now a fierce protector of his small hooman and home. Loves naps in the sun, to curl under piles of blankets and clean laundry. Destroys squeaky toys in seconds, hates car rides. Favorite pastime- telling kids to get of his lawn! He had to learn how to bark from his older sister. He originally made a weird, horrible noise almost like a basenji yodel. So we thought he was a basenji mix 😂”

Location
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
From
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

33.0% Pomeranian
29.8% Chihuahua
9.0% Poodle (Small)
7.1% Maltese
21.1% Supermutt

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

Pomeranian Pomeranian
The Pomeranian is a cocky, animated companion with an extroverted personality.
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Chihuahua Chihuahua
Chihuahuas have a huge personality that defies their tiny frame, known to be highly active and intelligent canines.
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Poodle (Small) Poodle (Small)
A highly intelligent and playful dog, Miniature and Toy Poodles make for great lap dogs and companions.
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Maltese Maltese
Maltese dogs are confident and friendly toy dogs, that can be high maintenance but boast a beautiful white silky coat.
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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness:

1.8 % HIGH

Predicted Adult Weight:

24 lbs

Genetic Age:

72 human years

Breed Mix Matches

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DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
Pomeranian
Chihuahua
Poodle (Small)
Maltese
Supermutt

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Chihuahua mix Pomeranian mix Chihuahua Poodle (Small) mix Pomeranian Maltese mix Chihuahua Chihuahua Poodle (Small) mix Mixed Pomeranian Pomeranian Maltese mix Mixed

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

Through Paquito’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

A1b

Haplotype

A18

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A1b

Paquito’s Haplogroup

This female lineage was very likely one of the original lineages in the wolves that were first domesticated into dogs in Central Asia about 15,000 years ago. Since then, the lineage has been very successful and travelled the globe! Dogs from this group are found in ancient Bronze Age fossils in the Middle East and southern Europe. By the end of the Bronze Age, it became exceedingly common in Europe. These dogs later became many of the dogs that started some of today's most popular breeds, like German Shepherds, Pugs, Whippets, English Sheepdogs and Miniature Schnauzers. During the period of European colonization, the lineage became even more widespread as European dogs followed their owners to far-flung places like South America and Oceania. It's now found in many popular breeds as well as village dogs across the world!

A18

Paquito’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1b haplogroup, we see this haplotype in village dogs in Central and South America, as well as French Polynesia. Among the breeds we have detected it in, this haplotype occurs most frequently in Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, Lhasa Apsos, and Pugs.

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A1b is the most common haplogroup found in German Shepherds.

Through Paquito’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

A1a

Haplotype

H1a.7/H1a.8

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A1a

Paquito’s Haplogroup

Some of the wolves that became the original dogs in Central Asia around 15,000 years ago came from this long and distinguished line of male dogs. After domestication, they followed their humans from Asia to Europe and then didn't stop there. They took root in Europe, eventually becoming the dogs that founded the Vizsla breed 1,000 years ago. The Vizsla is a Central European hunting dog, and all male Vizslas descend from this line. During the Age of Exploration, like their owners, these pooches went by the philosophy, "Have sail, will travel!" From the windy plains of Patagonia to the snug and homey towns of the American Midwest, the beaches of a Pacific paradise, and the broad expanse of the Australian outback, these dogs followed their masters to the outposts of empires. Whether through good fortune or superior genetics, dogs from the A1a lineage traveled the globe and took root across the world. Now you find village dogs from this line frolicking on Polynesian beaches, hanging out in villages across the Americas, and scavenging throughout Old World settlements. You can also find this "prince of patrilineages" in breeds as different as German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Pugs, Border Collies, Scottish Terriers, and Irish Wolfhounds. No male wolf line has been as successful as the A1a line!

H1a.7/H1a.8

Paquito’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1a haplogroup, this very common haplotype occurs in village dogs throughout the world (including southeast Asia, which is uncommon for A1a’s). Among the 25 breeds we see this haplotype in, it occurs most frequently in Labrador Retriever, Vizsla, and English Springer Spaniel.

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Dogs with A1a lineage travelled during European Colonial times.