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Cara

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

“West Virginia stray turned spoiled millenial, all about that #dogparklife. Acts like a whippet, looks like a little foxhound. Gets a ridgeback when she smells something cool.”

Genetic Stats

Wolfiness: 1.7 % HIGH Help
Predicted Adult Weight: 53 lbs Help
Genetic Age: 20 human years Help

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Breed Mix By Chromosome

Our advanced test identifies from where Cara inherited every part of the chromosome pairs in her genome. Each chromosome section is colored to represent the breed that it comes from.

Family tree

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

Maternal Line

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

Paternal Line

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Cara’s DNA includes a story of where her 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 Cara’s owner and make sure she is reunited with her family soon! Thank you for helping out our furry friends.

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Large screen pedigre From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Staffordshire Terrier mix Foxhound / Coonhound mix Staffordshire Terrier Labrador Retriever / Rottweiler mix Foxhound Coonhound Staffordshire Terrier Staffordshire Terrier Labrador Retriever Rottweiler mix Foxhound Foxhound Coonhound Coonhound
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Our algorithms predict this is the most likely family tree to explain Cara’s breed mix, but this family tree may not be the only possible one.

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 Cara.

Maternal Line

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

Paternal Line

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Cara’s DNA includes a story of where her 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 Cara’s owner and make sure she is reunited with her family soon! Thank you for helping out our furry friends.

What’s your dog’s story?

Now that you have explored what’s behind Cara 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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DNA shows us the unique path to each of today’s recognized breeds by exposing the relatedness between them.
Staffordshire Terrier
6 related breeds
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.
Related Breeds
American Bulldog
Sibling breed
English Bulldog
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Bull Terrier
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Boston Terrier
Cousin breed
Boxer
Cousin breed
French Bulldog
Cousin breed
Coonhound
6 related breeds
Coonhound
Coonhounds are amazing hunting dogs that were a great help to early American settlers. With proper training they can make good companions and family dogs. It is hard to say no to those huge floppy ears!
Related Breeds
Redbone Coonhound
Sibling breed
Plott
Sibling breed
Black and Tan Coonhound
Sibling breed
Treeing Walker Coonhound
Sibling breed
Bluetick Coonhound
Sibling breed
American Foxhound
Cousin breed
Labrador Retriever
4 related breeds
Labrador Retriever
The Labrador Retriever was bred for hunting and excelled in retrieving game after it was shot down. Known for its gentle disposition and loyalty, the Labrador Retriever has become a favorite of families and breeders alike.
Related Breeds
Flat-Coated Retriever
Sibling breed
Golden Retriever
Sibling breed
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Cousin breed
Newfoundland
Cousin breed
Rottweiler
1 related breed
Rottweiler
Originally used for driving cattle and protecting valuable convoys, Rottweilers are now popular family pets as well as guard, police and military dogs.
Related Breeds
Great Dane
Cousin breed

Some images and text courtesy of the AKC, used with permission.

Family tree

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

Maternal Line

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

Paternal Line

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Cara’s DNA includes a story of where her 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 Cara’s owner and make sure she is reunited with her family soon! Thank you for helping out our furry friends.

What’s your dog’s story?

Now that you have explored what’s behind Cara 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!

Learn more Order kit

Through Cara’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

B1

Haplotype

B1c

B1

Cara’s Haplogroup

B1 is the second most common maternal lineage in breeds of European or American origin. It is the female line of the majority of Golden Retrievers, Basset Hounds, and Shih Tzus, and about half of Beagles, Pekingese and Toy Poodles. This lineage is also somewhat common among village dogs that carry distinct ancestry from these breeds. We know this is a result of B1 dogs being common amongst the European dogs that their conquering owners brought around the world, because nowhere on earth is it a very common lineage in village dogs. It even enables us to trace the path of (human) colonization: Because most Bichons are B1 and Bichons are popular in Spanish culture, B1 is now fairly common among village dogs in Latin America.

B1c

Cara’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, we have detected this haplotype in Mexico and Lebanon village dogs. Among the 12 breeds that we have spotted this haplotype in, it occurs most frequently in Border Collies, Australian Shepherd Dogs, and West Highland white Terriers.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

The B1 haplogroup can be found in village dogs like the Peruvian Village Dog, pictured above.

Family tree

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

Paternal Line

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Cara’s DNA includes a story of where her 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 Cara’s owner and make sure she is reunited with her family soon! Thank you for helping out our furry friends.

What’s your dog’s story?

Now that you have explored what’s behind Cara 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!

Learn more Order kit

There are no deep ancestral lineage results for Cara on her father’s side.

Unlike recent ancestry ("What breeds are in my dog?"), the deep ancestral lineage traces the migration of a dog’s male relatives back in time to the very dawn of dogs.

Male ancestral lineage is passed down father-to-son on the Y sex chromosome. Since female dogs receive two X sex chromosomes and no Y chromosome, their male heritage line is not visible as they have no Y chromosome.

Family tree

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

Maternal Line

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

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

What’s your dog’s story?

Now that you have explored what’s behind Cara 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!

Learn more Order kit