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Verbena

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  • Photo of Verbena, a Poodle (Small), Shih Tzu, Bichon Frise, and Chihuahua mix in El Monte, California, USA Photo of Verbena, a Poodle (Small), Shih Tzu, Bichon Frise, and Chihuahua mix in El Monte, California, USA

“Verbena aka Verbee, Verbooboo, Verbz has been the greatest gift to our family. She is our fluffy teddy bear. She is 30lbs of love, joy and full of character. She loves to play pull, cuddle & nap. She snores like a grown man and will steal All the house pillows. She is a picky eater and surprisingly will not do tricks for any treats if she sniffs something she doesn’t like. Her selfless ways set her to be the perfect big sister to her “I want it all” little sister. She is the perfect breed!”

Place of Birth

El Monte, California, USA

Current Location

Los Angeles, California, USA

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El Monte, California, USA

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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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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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Bichon Frise

The Bichon Frise is a hypoallergenic, fluffy, white companion breed with a charismatic, cheerful temperament. Known for their clownish antics, the Bichon Frise can put a smile on anyone's face.

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Chihuahua

Chihuahuas have a huge personality that defies their tiny frame, known to be highly active and intelligent canines.

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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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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

0.3 % LOW

Predicted Adult Weight

14 lbs

Genetic Age
49 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Poodle (Small)
Shih Tzu
Bichon Frise
Chihuahua
Cocker Spaniel
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Verbena
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Mixed Poodle (Small) mix Chihuahua / Cocker Spaniel mix Shih Tzu mix Poodle (Small) / Bichon Frise mix Poodle (Small) Poodle (Small) mix Chihuahua Cocker Spaniel mix Shih Tzu Shih Tzu mix Poodle (Small) Bichon Frise

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Through Verbena’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

A288

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A1b

Verbena’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!

A288

Verbena’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1b haplogroup, this haplotype has been spotted among in village dogs in Puerto Rico. As for breeds, we see it most commonly in Poodles.

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A1b is the most common haplogroup found in German Shepherds.

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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.

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

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