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Tinker

Mixed Breed

“A perfect little companion. Indepenent, but loving. Very cat-like, with the cutest little wooki face ever.”

Place of Birth
Riverside, California, USA
Current Location
California, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

32.3% Pekingese
22.9% Shih Tzu
16.8% Chihuahua
10.3% Poodle (Small)
17.7% Supermutt

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

Pekingese 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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Shih Tzu 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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Chihuahua Chihuahua
Chihuahuas have a huge personality that defies their tiny frame, known to be highly active and intelligent canines.
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Poodle (Small) 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

1.8 % HIGH Learn More

Breed Mix Matches

Explore other Embark dogs who have breed mixes that are similar to Tinker’s.
A Mix Match of 100 means they are the exact same breed mix!

DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
Pekingese
Shih Tzu
Chihuahua
Poodle (Small)
Supermutt

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Pekingese mix Mixed Pekingese Pekingese mix Shih Tzu mix Chihuahua / Poodle (Small) mix Pekingese Pekingese Mixed Pekingese mix Shih Tzu Shih Tzu mix Chihuahua Poodle (Small)

Breed Reveal Video

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

Through Tinker’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

A1b

Haplotype

A390

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A1b

Tinker’s Haplogroup

This female lineage was very likely one of the original lineages in the wolves that were first domesticated into dogs in Central Asia about 15,000 years ago. Since then, the lineage has been very successful and travelled the globe! Dogs from this group are found in ancient Bronze Age fossils in the Middle East and southern Europe. By the end of the Bronze Age, it became exceedingly common in Europe. These dogs later became many of the dogs that started some of today's most popular breeds, like German Shepherds, Pugs, Whippets, English Sheepdogs and Miniature Schnauzers. During the period of European colonization, the lineage became even more widespread as European dogs followed their owners to far-flung places like South America and Oceania. It's now found in many popular breeds as well as village dogs across the world!

A390

Tinker’s Haplotype

Part of the A1b haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in mixed breed dogs.

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A1b is the most common haplogroup found in German Shepherds.

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