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Suki

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“Suki is a charismatic 16 year old rescue that loves adventure (kayaking, hiking, glamping) and of course napping at home. She’s a very outgoing, stubborn and flirtatious old gal that identifies more as a cat; she enjoys being the matriarch of the household and a surrogate mother to fostering kittens.”

Place of Birth

Toronto, ON, Canada

Current Location

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

From

Toronto, ON, Canada

This dog has been viewed and been given 48 wags

Genetic Breed Result

Shih Tzu

This ancient breed is the perfect lapdog. Sweet and easygoing, they want nothing more than to be close to their humans.

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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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Poodle (Small)

A highly intelligent and playful dog, Miniature and Toy Poodles make for great lap dogs and companions.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

1.1 % MEDIUM

Predicted Adult Weight

12 lbs

Genetic Age
100 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Shih Tzu
Maltese
Poodle (Small)

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Suki
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Shih Tzu mix Shih Tzu mix Shih Tzu Maltese / Shih Tzu mix Shih Tzu Poodle (Small) / Maltese mix Shih Tzu Shih Tzu Maltese Shih Tzu mix Shih Tzu Shih Tzu Poodle (Small) Maltese

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

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Through Suki’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

B1/13

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B1

Suki’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.

B1/13

Suki’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, this common haplotype occurs in Shih Tzus, Tibetan Spaniels, Maltese, and village dogs throughout the world including Central and South America, South Asia, and the South Pacific.

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

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