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Aries

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See what’s hidden in the pages of Aries’s DNA story. You can learn about the breeds that make Aries who he is, his genetic family tree, and even go back in time to see where his ancestors came from.

“Aries was adopted from an animal shelter on the 27th of September 2016. He is afraid of strangers and can be aggressive when scared which led to him spending 3-4 years of his first 5 years living at the shelter. When he isn't afraid, he is very playful and loving. He often wants to curl his 80 lb self up in your lap.”

Genetic Stats

Wolfiness: 5.9 % HIGH Help
Predicted Adult Weight: 75 lbs Help
Genetic Age: 52 human years Help

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Breed Mix By Chromosome

Our advanced test identifies from where Aries inherited every part of the chromosome pairs in his genome.

Family tree

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Breed Families

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Dog breeds have been created over time for work and companionship. Find out about the dog breeds related to the breeds found in Aries.

Maternal Line

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Through the DNA inherited from Aries’s mother we can trace his ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. Find out how far Aries’s family has traveled.

Paternal Line

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Aries’s DNA includes a story of where his father’s ancestors came from. We’ll show you more about how we categorize his ancestors all based of the science of genetics.

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Large screen pedigre From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Staffordshire Terrier mix Mixed Staffordshire Terrier Staffordshire Terrier / Rottweiler mix Staffordshire Terrier / German Shepherd Dog mix Old English Sheepdog / Collie mix Staffordshire Terrier Staffordshire Terrier Staffordshire Terrier Rottweiler Staffordshire Terrier German Shepherd Dog mix Old English Sheepdog Collie mix
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Breed Families

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Dog breeds have been created over time for work and companionship. Find out about the dog breeds related to the breeds found in Aries.

Maternal Line

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Through the DNA inherited from Aries’s mother we can trace his ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. Find out how far Aries’s family has traveled.

Paternal Line

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Aries’s DNA includes a story of where his father’s ancestors came from. We’ll show you more about how we categorize his ancestors all based of the science of genetics.

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DNA shows us the unique path to each of today’s recognized breeds by exposing the relatedness between them.
Staffordshire Terrier
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Staffordshire Terrier
Staffordshire Terriers, sometimes referred to as "pit bull" type, are intelligent and trainable dogs, but unfortunately can be labelled as an aggressive breed group.
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Dogue de Bordeaux
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Rottweiler
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Rottweiler
Originally used for driving cattle and protecting valuable convoys, Rottweilers are now popular family pets as well as guard, police and military dogs.
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Old English Sheepdog
The Old English Sheepdog is a spirited breed that likes to show of its working ability and that amazing shaggy coat. These guys have been around since the early 1800's and are still best used as herding dogs. They can make great family pets as long as you are ready to fill their exercise and grooming needs.
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Collie
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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 Malamute
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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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Some images and text courtesy of the AKC, used with permission.

Family tree

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Maternal Line

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Through the DNA inherited from Aries’s mother we can trace his ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. Find out how far Aries’s family has traveled.

Paternal Line

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Aries’s DNA includes a story of where his father’s ancestors came from. We’ll show you more about how we categorize his ancestors all based of the science of genetics.

Let us know and we will contact Aries’s owner and make sure he is reunited with his family soon! Thank you for helping out our furry friends.

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What’s your dog’s story?

Now that you have explored what’s behind Aries find out what your dog’s DNA has to tell you. Embark tells you more about your dog than you ever thought possible. Are you ready? Let’s go!

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Through Aries’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

A1a

Haplotype

A17

A1a

Aries’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.

A17

Aries’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1a haplogroup, this common haplotype is found in village dogs across the globe. Among breed dogs, we find it most frequently in Labrador Retrievers, Boxers, and Mastiffs.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

Shar Pei dogs think A1a is the coolest!

Family tree

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Explore an interactive family tree and get a picture of Aries’s family.

Breed Families

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Dog breeds have been created over time for work and companionship. Find out about the dog breeds related to the breeds found in Aries.

Paternal Line

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Aries’s DNA includes a story of where his father’s ancestors came from. We’ll show you more about how we categorize his ancestors all based of the science of genetics.

Let us know and we will contact Aries’s owner and make sure he is reunited with his family soon! Thank you for helping out our furry friends.

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What’s your dog’s story?

Now that you have explored what’s behind Aries find out what your dog’s DNA has to tell you. Embark tells you more about your dog than you ever thought possible. Are you ready? Let’s go!

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Through Aries’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

A

Haplotype

Hc.1

A

Aries’s Haplogroup

A is the distant relative of some of the most numerous paternal lineages in the world. Characterized by a single sub-lineage, this is a rare and interesting paternal line! The A line is found exclusively (so far) in Siberian Huskies and in Alaskan village dogs. It seems plausible that this paternal lineage diverged within the last 10,000 years from a group arriving with the first Arctic explorers. The recent ancestors of dogs with this lineage actually allowed humans to survive in some of the most forbidding conditions on the face of the earth!

Hc.1

Aries’s Haplotype

The lone member of the A haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Siberian Huskies and village dogs from Alaska.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

Siberian Huskys are the only breed to have the A haplogroup.

Family tree

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Explore an interactive family tree and get a picture of Aries’s family.

Breed Families

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Dog breeds have been created over time for work and companionship. Find out about the dog breeds related to the breeds found in Aries.

Maternal Line

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Through the DNA inherited from Aries’s mother we can trace his ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. Find out how far Aries’s family has traveled.

Let us know and we will contact Aries’s owner and make sure he is reunited with his family soon! Thank you for helping out our furry friends.

Contact us

What’s your dog’s story?

Now that you have explored what’s behind Aries find out what your dog’s DNA has to tell you. Embark tells you more about your dog than you ever thought possible. Are you ready? Let’s go!

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