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Riley

Beagle (11.4% unresolved)

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“She is 2 years old and full of energy. Loves swimming, going on drives, anything on the farm, can’t keep her out of the rabbit hole, chasing cows and birds! Plays hard and sleeps in wild positions. Always full of happiness and energy! She is the best thing to ever happen to me, love her to death !”

Place of Birth

Lynchburg, Virginia, USA

Current Location

Lynchburg, Virginia, USA

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Lynchburg, Virginia, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Embark Supermutt analysis

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

Beagle

The Beagle is a scent hound and a great family pet. They are known for being affectionate and having loud voices.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

0.3 % LOW

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Beagle mix Beagle Beagle Beagle mix Beagle Beagle Beagle Beagle Beagle Mixed Beagle Beagle Beagle Beagle

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

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Through Riley’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

A4

Haplotype

A455

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A4

Riley’s Haplogroup

The A4 maternal lineage is fairly rare. It is found in Cocker Spaniels, but A4 is also represented well among East Asian breeds including the Chinese Crested Dog, Shar-Pei and Shih Tzu. Moving away from Asia, it is also found among Chihuahuas (a very old breed!) and village dogs in Peru. This may be a lineage that moved into Western breeds because of their owners' tendencies to mix them up with Eastern breeds in the early modern period.

A455

Riley’s Haplotype

Part of the A4 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in mixed breed dogs.

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The popular Chihuahua breed descends from the A4 maternal line.

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

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