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Charlie

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

Genetic Stats

Wolfiness: 1.5 % MEDIUM Help
Predicted Adult Weight: 22 lbs Help
Genetic Age: Add birth date Help

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Breed Mix By Chromosome

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

Family tree

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

Maternal Line

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

Paternal Line

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Charlie’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 Mixed Mixed Chihuahua Mixed Mixed Mixed Chihuahua Chihuahua Cocker Spaniel Miniature Schnauzer mix Staffordshire Terrier Mixed Poodle (Small) Pekingese mix
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Mixed
Mixed
Chihuahua
Mixed
Cocker Spaniel
Miniature Schnauzer mix
Mixed
Mixed
Mixed
Mixed
Staffordshire Terrier
Mixed
Mixed
Mixed
Mixed
Mixed
Poodle (Small)
Pekingese mix
Parents
Grandparents
Great Grandparents

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 Charlie.

Maternal Line

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

Paternal Line

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Charlie’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 Charlie’s owner and make sure he is reunited with his family soon! Thank you for helping out our furry friends.

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Now that you have explored what’s behind Charlie 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.
Chihuahua
3 related breeds
Chihuahua
Chihuahuas have a huge personality that defies their tiny frame, known to be highly active and intelligent canines.
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Mexican Village Dog
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Staffordshire Terrier
Staffordshire Terriers, sometimes referred to as "pit bull" type, are intelligent and trainable dogs, but are unfortunately often labelled as an aggressive breed group.
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Sibling breed
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Cocker Spaniel
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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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English Cocker Spaniel
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Pekingese
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Pekingese
Pekingese were dogs bred for centuries to be the cherished companions of the imperial family of China. Today they are still cherished family companions and show dogs who greet everyone they meet with dignity and grace.
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Family tree

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

Maternal Line

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

Paternal Line

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Charlie’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 Charlie’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 Charlie 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 Charlie’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

A1b

Haplotype

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A1b

Charlie’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!

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Charlie’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1b haplogroup, we see this haplotype in village dogs in over 25 countries across the world. We have detected this haplotype in lots of breeds, and it occurs most commonly in German Shepherd Dogs, Maltese, English Springer Spaniels, and English Setters.

A1b is the most common haplogroup found in German Shepherds.

Family tree

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

Paternal Line

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Charlie’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 Charlie’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 Charlie 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 Charlie’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

A1

Haplotype

Ha.1

A1

Charlie’s Haplogroup

A1 is the male lineage in several breeds that aren't very closely related to each other. Gordon Setters, Newfoundlands, and Miniature Schnauzers all had male founders from this paternal line, and now many males in those breeds carry their Y chromosome. Each of these breeds started in the past 200-300 years, and their founders must have included dogs that trace back to the same male ancestors deeper in dog evolutionary time, stretching all the way back to when dogs were first domesticated in Central Asia about 15,000 years ago. Unlike many Y chromosome (male) lineages found in European and recent American breeds, only one village dog (in Alaska) carries an A1 Y chromosome, indicating that the breeds from this lineage probably didn't travel around the world with European colonization as much as some other breeds.

Ha.1

Charlie’s Haplotype

The lone member of the A1 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs in Newfoundlands, Miniature Schnauzers, Gordon Setters, and village dogs in Alaska.

The Newfoundland is from the A1 paternal line.

Family tree

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

Maternal Line

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

Let us know and we will contact Charlie’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 Charlie 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