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“I rescued Samantha and was told she was a German Shepard/Husky mix. People who come across her are either struck by her beauty and her resemblance to a wolf. Although she looks like a wolf, her tendencies and characteristics show the complete opposite. She the most gentle, kind, playful, sweet & loving dog on this earth.”

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Carpinteria, California, USA

This dog has been viewed and been given 4 wags

Genetic Breed Result

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Gray Wolf
German Shepherd Dog
Alaskan Malamute
Siberian Husky
Samoyed

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Through Samantha’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

E

Haplotype

E41

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E

Samantha’s Haplogroup

Haplogroup E is a very rare maternal line, present primarily in Northern breed dogs and dogs with some level of recent gray wolf ancestry.

E41

Samantha’s Haplotype

The E haplogroup in general is not common. It has been found in dogs with some level of background mixing with its wolf-like ancestors.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

An example of an Akita.

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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 Samantha inherited from her mom and dad? Check out her breed breakdown.

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

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