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Tofu kun

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“His legs are white and his ears stands a half.”

Place of Birth

目黒区, 東京都, 日本

Current Location

東京, 東京都, 日本

From

香川県, 日本

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Genetic Breed Result

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

Shiba Inu

The Shiba Inu is the smallest ancient Japanese hunting breed. Saved from the brink of extinction after WWII, cute photos on the internet have popularized this proud breed.

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Shikoku

The Shikoku is a small dog that resembles a wolf. Named after the island of Shikoku in its native Japan, Shikokus are a part of a group of dogs called “primitive” breeds because of their traceable ancient origins. While all dogs are ancient in that they stem from the same wolves, primitive breeds are unique in that they have retained the same characteristics for thousands of years.

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American Eskimo Dog

American Eskimo Dogs belong to the spitz family and they actually came from Germany. They got their start in American circuses due to their intelligence. Today, Eskies make wonderful family pets.

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Japanese Chin

The Japanese Chin is a little breed that was born to rule the roost. Though Chinese in origin, these dogs were brought to Japan to serve as the companions of Japanese dignitaries. This is a loving dog that knows it is the real deal.

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Beagle

The Beagle is a scent hound and a great family pet. They are known for being affectionate and having loud voices.

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Akita Inu

The Japanese Akita is one of Japan's largest ancient spitz breeds. Originally bred for bear hunting, the Japanese Akita makes a good guard dog and family companion today. Akitas tend to be reserved and serious, but they are incredibly loyal dogs to those they're close to.

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Llewellin Setter

The Llewellin Setter is widely cherished as one of the best field hunting dogs around. These dogs are well-loved for their hunting prowess, spirit, and sweet dispositions.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

1.2 % MEDIUM

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Shiba Inu
Shikoku
American Eskimo Dog
Japanese Chin
Beagle
Akita Inu
Llewellin Setter
Supermutt

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Tofu kun
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Shiba Inu mix American Eskimo Dog / Beagle mix Akita Inu / Llewellin Setter mix Shiba Inu Shikoku / Japanese Chin mix American Eskimo Dog Beagle mix Akita Inu mix Llewellin Setter mix Shiba Inu Shiba Inu Shikoku Japanese Chin

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

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Through Tofu kun’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

A2

Haplotype

A9a

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A2

Tofu kun’s Haplogroup

A2 is a very ancient maternal line. Most likely it was one of the major female lines that contributed to the very first domesticated dogs in Central Asia about 15,000 years ago. Some of the line stayed in Central Asia to the present day, and frequently appear as Tibetan Mastiffs and Akitas. Those that escaped the mountains of Central Asia sought out other cold spots, and are now found among Alaskan Malamutes and Siberian Huskies. This lineage is also occasionally found in several common Western breeds, such as German Shepherds and Labrador Retrievers. Curiously, all New Guinea Singing Dogs descend from this line. These are an ancient and very interesting breed found in the mountains of Papua New Guinea. Unfortunately, they are now endangered. They are closely related to the Australian dingo, so you could say its cousins are dingos! This line is also common in village dogs in Southeast and East Asia. Unlike many other lineages, A2 did not spread across the whole world, probably because it did not have the opportunity to hitch its wagon to European colonialism - or because these dogs just prefer hanging out in mountains, tundras, islands, and other hard-to-reach places!

A9a

Tofu kun’s Haplotype

Part of the A2 haplogroup, we have detected this haplotype in Japanese Chins and village dogs in Peru and India.

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Dingos commonly possess this haplogroup.

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Through Tofu kun’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

C

Haplotype

H5b

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C

Tofu kun’s Haplogroup

C is a relatively rare paternal lineage. The dog populations which bear C are a disparate bunch. The Akita and Shiba Inu are Japanese breeds, the former of which seems to have roots in the Jomon population of hunter-gatherers which were present in the islands of Japan before the ancestors of the modern Japanese arrived. The New Guinea Singing Dog, Samoyed, and Alaska Malamute are all disparate breeds that also represent the C lineage. One village dog from Peru also bore this lineage. This wide distribution and diversity suggest C is not a recently expanded lineage. It likely represents a canid lineage which diversified sometime around the Last Glacial Maximum, when the dogs of Siberia and Oceania split off and went their separate ways.

H5b

Tofu kun’s Haplotype

Part of the C haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Shiba Inus.

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The Shiba Inu descends from this relativey rare haplogroup.

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