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Ginger’s Public Results

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

“Adopted from rescue, thought she was a lab shar pei mix, but people say she looks like a pit bull”

Breed mix

50.0% Staffordshire Terrier
19.5% Russell-type Terrier
10.3% Chinese Shar-Pei
10.0% Cocker Spaniel
10.2% Supermutt Help

Embark Supermutt analysis

What’s in that Supermutt? There may be small amounts of DNA from this distant ancestor:

Genetic Stats

Wolfiness: 0.6 % LOW Help
Predicted Adult Weight: 23 lbs Help
Genetic Age: 16 human years Help

Breed Mix By Chromosome

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

Embark family

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Family tree

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

Maternal Line

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

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Staffordshire Terrier
Mixed
Mixed
Mixed
Russell-type Terrier
Chinese Shar-Pei
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 Ginger.

Maternal Line

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

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

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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 are unfortunately often labelled as an aggressive breed group.
Related Breeds
Bull Terrier
Cousin breed
Dogue de Bordeaux
Sibling breed
Boxer
Cousin breed
Bull Terrier
Cousin breed
English Bulldog
Cousin breed
French Bulldog
Cousin breed
Russell-type Terrier
2 related breeds
Russell-type Terrier
These small, energetic terriers, developed in 19th century England for hunting small game, are now some of the best agility dogs around.
Related Breeds
Wire Fox Terrier
Sibling breed
Rat Terrier
Cousin breed
Chinese Shar-Pei
3 related breeds
Chinese Shar-Pei
Also known as the Shar Pei or Chinese Fighting Dog, even though the Chinese Shar-Pei is the 134th breed recognized by the American Kennel Club, the dog breed has been around for hundreds of years. He was developed to guard, hunt, herd, and later, fight, and is known for his characteristic short, bristly coat, loose, wrinkled skin, and devotion to his family. Today, the Shar-Pei mostly enjoys life as a beloved companion.
Related Breeds
Chow Chow
Cousin breed
Akita
Cousin breed
Shiba Inu
Cousin breed
Cocker Spaniel
4 related breeds
Cocker Spaniel
Cocker Spaniels are handsome and intelligent hunting dogs that are also well suited to life as a loving family pet.
Related Breeds
English Cocker Spaniel
Sibling breed
Spaniels (Sussex)
Cousin breed
English Springer Spaniel
Cousin breed
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
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 Ginger’s family.

Maternal Line

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

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

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Now that you have explored what’s behind Ginger 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 Ginger’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

B1/13

B1

Ginger’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.

B1/13

Ginger’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, this common haplotype occurs in village dogs throughout the world including Central and South America, South Asia, and the South Pacific. In the 39 breeds we have sampled this haplotype in, it occurs most frequently in Shih Tzus, Tibetan Spaniels, and Maltese. It is also the only haplotype we have detected in Coton de Tulears so far!

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 Ginger’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 Ginger.

Let us know and we will contact Ginger’s owner and make sure she is reunited with her 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 Ginger 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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