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Teddy Bear

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“When we found Teddy, he was about 3m old and living under a table at the wet market in our town. A few days later he showed up in our rainy neighborhood, shivering but playful. He was under a car and my kids made him a little bed. Then we fell in love, cleaned him up, and eventually brought him to the US. There, they call him a Chinese tiny street dog.”

Place of Birth

China

Current Location

New Jersey, USA

From

China

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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:

Poodle (Small)

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

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Chow Chow

This distinctive-looking dog breed has a proud, independent spirit that some describe as catlike. Often aloof and suspicious of strangers, the Chow Chow may not be a cuddle buddy, but for the right person, they are a fiercely loyal companion.

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Pekingese

Pekingese were dogs bred for centuries to be the prized companions of the imperial family of China. Today they are still cherished family companions and show dogs who greet everyone they meet with dignity and grace.

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Thai Ridgeback

The Thai Ridgeback holds the distinction of being one of only three breeds with a ridged back. These unique ridges are caused by a strip of fur that grows in the opposite direction of the rest of the coat. This active, independent breed is an all-purpose dog used for hunting, protecting the home, and even pulling carts. Today, they’re most commonly intelligent and loyal companions.

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Phu Quoc Ridgeback

The Phu Quoc Ridgeback as an ancient breed from Vietnam, and one of only three breeds to sport a ridge of hair along their back that grows in the opposite direction of the rest of their coat.

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Poodle (Small)
Chow Chow
Pekingese
Thai Ridgeback
Phu Quoc Ridgeback
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Teddy Bear
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Poodle (Small) / Chow Chow mix Mixed Poodle (Small) Chow Chow Pekingese mix Thai Ridgeback / Phu Quoc Ridgeback mix Poodle (Small) Poodle (Small) Chow Chow Chow Chow Pekingese Mixed Thai Ridgeback mix Phu Quoc Ridgeback mix

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

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Through Teddy Bear’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

B72

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B1

Teddy Bear’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.

B72

Teddy Bear’s Haplotype

Part of the B1 haplogroup, the B72 haplotype occurs most commonly in Middle Eastern Village Dogs. It's a rare find!

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

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Through Teddy Bear’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.7

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A1b

Teddy Bear’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.7

Teddy Bear’s Haplotype

Part of the A1b haplogroup, this haplotype is found in village dogs from Lebanon and Indonesia. Among breeds, it is also found in Miniature Schnauzer and Toy Poodle.

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Great Danes and Pomeranians have this in common!

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