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Tilly

Mixed Breed

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“Tilly is a medium-sized, senior dog who loves to eat and sleep! She's mellow, rarely barks, and is a great cuddle buddy!”

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

53.4% German Shepherd Dog
14.0% Chow Chow
12.5% Cocker Spaniel
8.2% Alaskan Malamute
6.2% Doberman Pinscher
4.4% Collie
1.3% Alaskan Klee Kai
German Shepherd Dog German Shepherd Dog
German Shepherds are confident, courageous dogs with a keen sense of smell and notable intelligence.
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Chow Chow 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 fiercly loyal companion.
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Cocker Spaniel Cocker Spaniel
Cocker Spaniels are handsome and intelligent hunting dogs that are also well-suited to life as a loving family pet.
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Alaskan Malamute Alaskan Malamute
The Alaskan Malamute features a powerful, sturdy body built for stamina and strength. It reigns as one of the oldest dog breeds whose original looks have not been significantly altered. This intelligent canine needs a job and consistent leadership to avoid becoming bored or challenging to handle.
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Doberman Pinscher Doberman Pinscher
Doberman Pinscher’s are a strong and athletic breed that are built to guard and protect.
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Collie Collie
Collies are attractive herding dogs, boasting a beautiful coat while being highly intelligent. They also make for extremely loyal and sweet family pets.
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Alaskan Klee Kai Alaskan Klee Kai
The Alaskan Klee Kai is certainly an attention-getter. This breed looks every bit like a Husky but weighs only 10-15 pounds. They are social creatures with a high amount of energy despite their size. Unlike the Husky, these dogs were bred to be companions and family pets.
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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness: 2.4 % HIGH Learn More
Predicted Adult Weight: 67 lbs Learn More
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DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
German Shepherd Dog
Chow Chow
Cocker Spaniel
Alaskan Malamute
Doberman Pinscher
Collie
Alaskan Klee Kai

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Maternal Haplotype

Paternal Haplotype

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS German Shepherd Dog mix Mixed German Shepherd Dog German Shepherd Dog / Chow Chow mix German Shepherd Dog / Alaskan Malamute mix Cocker Spaniel / Doberman Pinscher mix German Shepherd Dog German Shepherd Dog German Shepherd Dog mix Chow Chow German Shepherd Dog Alaskan Malamute mix Cocker Spaniel Doberman Pinscher mix
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Our algorithms predict this is the most likely family tree to explain Tilly’s breed mix, but this family tree may not be the only possible one.

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Maternal Haplotype

Paternal Haplotype

Through Tilly’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

A1d

Haplotype

A91/11/378

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A1d

Tilly’s Haplogroup

This female lineage can be traced back about 15,000 years to some of the original Central Asian wolves that were domesticated into modern dogs. The early females that represent this lineage were likely taken into Eurasia, where they spread rapidly. As a result, many modern breed and village dogs from the Americas, Africa, through Asia and down into Oceania belong to this group! This widespread lineage is not limited to a select few breeds, but the majority of Rottweilers, Afghan Hounds and Wirehaired Pointing Griffons belong to it. It is also the most common female lineage among Papillons, Samoyeds and Jack Russell Terriers. Considering its occurrence in breeds as diverse as Afghan Hounds and Samoyeds, some of this is likely ancient variation. But because of its presence in many modern European breeds, much of its diversity likely can be attributed to much more recent breeding.

A91/11/378

Tilly’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1d haplogroup, this common haplotype occurs in village dogs all over the world. Among the 29 breeds that we have detected it in to date, the most frequent breeds we see expressing it are Afghan Hounds, Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs, and Borzois.

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The vast majority of Rottweilers have the A1d haplogroup.

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Paternal Haplotype

This 'Paternal Haplotype' tab is for deep ancestral lineage going back thousands of years.

For recent ancestry—"What breeds did my dog inherit from her mom and dad?"—please refer to the Breed, Family Tree, or Summary tab.

The Paternal Haplotype refers to a dog’s deep ancestral lineage stretching back thousands of years, before there were any distinct breeds of dog. We determine the Paternal Haplotype 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 Tilly is a female (XX) dog, she has no Y-chromosome for us to analyze and determine a paternal haplotype.

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