Rigel

Mixed Breed

“He is quiet calm and very unique in appearance.Aloof,but super sweet.”

Current Location
Royse City, Texas, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

30.8% Saluki
29.6% Poodle (Standard)
19.2% Greyhound
11.8% Afghan Hound
8.6% Borzoi
Saluki 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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Poodle (Standard) 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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Greyhound 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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Afghan Hound 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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Borzoi 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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Genetic Stats


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DNA Breed Origins

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

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

Breed Reveal Video

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

Through Rigel’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

B1

Haplotype

B46

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B1

Rigel’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

Rigel’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!

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

The B1 haplogroup can be found in village dogs like the Peruvian Village Dog, pictured above.

Through Rigel’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

A1b

Haplotype

Ha.44

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A1b

Rigel’s Haplogroup

For most of dog history, this haplogroup was probably quite rare. However, a couple hundred years ago it seems to have found its way into a prized male guard dog in Europe who had many offspring, including the ancestors of many European guard breeds such as Doberman Pinchers, St. Bernards, and Great Danes. Despite being rare, many of the most imposing dogs on Earth have it; strangely, so do many Pomeranians! Perhaps this explains why some Poms are so tough, acting like they're ten times their actual size! This lineage is most commonly found in working dogs, in particular guard dogs. With origins in Europe, it spread widely across other regions as Europeans took their dogs across the world.

Ha.44

Rigel’s Haplotype

Part of the A1b haplogroup, this haplotype occurs primarily in Poodles and Belgian Sheepdogs.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

Great Danes and Pomeranians have this in common!