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“Willa was found as a stray and was our first foster dog who came to us in June 2020. She had babies not too long before she came to us, but we had no other information other than that she was an unclaimed stray facing euthanasia. She came from North Vernon County in Indiana. Willa is incredibly smart, loves other dogs, as well as children.”

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@wanderingwillabee

Place of Birth

Indiana, USA

Current Location

Naperville, Illinois, USA

From

North Vernon, IN, USA

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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:

American Pit Bull Terrier

The American Pit Bull Terrier originated in the British Isles and descends from the Mastiff-type dogs introduced to England in antiquity. The breed was brought over to the United States by English immigrants in the 1800s, and quickly became one of the most popular and widespread breeds there.

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American Staffordshire Terrier

American Staffordshire Terriers are powerful but playful dogs that are both loyal and affectionate with their owners.

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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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Yorkshire Terrier

Petite but proud, the Yorkshire terrier is a popular toy breed with a silky, low-shedding coat.

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Siberian Husky

Bred initially in Northern Siberia, the Siberian Husky is a medium-sized working dog who is quick and light on their feet. Their moderately compact and well furred body, erect ears and brush tail suggest their Northern heritage. Huskies are very active and energetic and are known for being long distance sled dogs.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

1.2 % MEDIUM

Predicted Adult Weight

45 lbs

Genetic Age
27 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
American Pit Bull Terrier
American Staffordshire Terrier
Bichon Frise
Yorkshire Terrier
Siberian Husky
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Willa
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed American Pit Bull Terrier mix American Pit Bull Terrier / Siberian Husky mix Bichon Frise / Yorkshire Terrier mix American Pit Bull Terrier American Staffordshire Terrier / American Pit Bull Terrier mix American Pit Bull Terrier Siberian Husky mix Bichon Frise mix Yorkshire Terrier mix American Pit Bull Terrier American Pit Bull Terrier American Staffordshire Terrier American Pit Bull Terrier mix

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

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Through Willa’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

A1a

Haplotype

A397

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A1a

Willa’s Haplogroup

A1a is the most common maternal lineage among Western dogs. This lineage traveled from the site of dog domestication in Central Asia to Europe along with an early dog expansion perhaps 10,000 years ago. It hung around in European village dogs for many millennia. Then, about 300 years ago, some of the prized females in the line were chosen as the founding dogs for several dog breeds. That set in motion a huge expansion of this lineage. It's now the maternal lineage of the overwhelming majority of Mastiffs, Labrador Retrievers and Gordon Setters. About half of Boxers and less than half of Shar-Pei dogs descend from the A1a line. It is also common across the world among village dogs, a legacy of European colonialism.

A397

Willa’s Haplotype

Part of the A1a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in Pembroke Welsh Corgis.

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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.

Are you looking for information on the breeds that Willa 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 Willa is a female (XX) dog, she has no Y-chromosome for us to analyze and determine a paternal haplotype.

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