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

“Jax is a rescue dog from the streets of Texas! He's our family's first dog.”

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness: 0.0 % LOW Help
Predicted Adult Weight: 48 lbs Help
Genetic Age: 36 human years Help

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Breed Mix By Chromosome

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

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Maternal Line

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Jax’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 Labrador Retriever mix Mixed Labrador Retriever Siberian Husky / German Shepherd Dog mix Staffordshire Terrier / Doberman Pinscher mix Chow Chow / American Eskimo Dog mix Labrador Retriever Labrador Retriever Siberian Husky mix German Shepherd Dog mix Staffordshire Terrier Doberman Pinscher mix Chow Chow mix American Eskimo Dog mix
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Dog breeds have been created over time for work and companionship. Find out about other dog breeds related to the breeds found in Jax.

Maternal Line

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

Paternal Line

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Jax’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.
Labrador Retriever
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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.
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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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Chow Chow
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Chow Chow
This distinctive-looking dog breed has a proud, independent spirit that some describe as catlike. He can be aloof — if you’re looking for a cuddle buddy, this probably isn’t the best breed for you — and downright suspicious of strangers. But for the right person, he’s a fiercely loyal companion.
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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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American Eskimo Dog
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American Eskimo Dog
American Eskimo Dogs belong to the spitz family and they actually came from Germany. They got their start in American circuses due to their intelligence. Today, Eskies make wonderful family pets.
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Doberman Pinscher
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Doberman Pinscher
Doberman Pinscher’s are a strong and athletic breed that are built to guard and protect.
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Some images and text courtesy of the AKC, used with permission.

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Maternal Line

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

Paternal Line

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

B1

Haplotype

B1b

B1

Jax’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.

B1b

Jax’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, we see this haplotype in village dogs across the world, including those from Central America, the Middle East, South Asia, and the French Polynesian Islands. Among the 31 breed dogs we see it in, we see it in Poodles, Otterhounds, and Labrador Retrievers. It is also our most commonly-sampled Golden Retriever haplotype!

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

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

Paternal Line

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

What’s your dog’s story?

Now that you have explored what’s behind Jax 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!

Through Jax’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

A1a

Haplotype

H1a.2

A1a

Jax’s Haplogroup

Some of the wolves that became the original dogs in Central Asia around 15,000 years ago came from this long and distinguished line of male dogs. After domestication, they followed their humans from Asia to Europe and then didn't stop there. They took root in Europe, eventually becoming the dogs that founded the Vizsla breed 1,000 years ago. The Vizsla is a Central European hunting dog, and all male Vizslas descend from this line. During the Age of Exploration, like their owners, these pooches went by the philosophy, "Have sail, will travel!" From the windy plains of Patagonia to the snug and homey towns of the American Midwest, the beaches of a Pacific paradise, and the broad expanse of the Australian outback, these dogs followed their masters to the outposts of empires. Whether through good fortune or superior genetics, dogs from the A1a lineage traveled the globe and took root across the world. Now you find village dogs from this line frolicking on Polynesian beaches, hanging out in villages across the Americas, and scavenging throughout Old World settlements. You can also find this "prince of patrilineages" in breeds as different as German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Pugs, Border Collies, Scottish Terriers, and Irish Wolfhounds. No male wolf line has been as successful as the A1a line!

H1a.2

Jax’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Yorkshire Terriers, Norfolk Terriers, Silky Terriers, and Norwich Terriers.

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Dogs with A1a lineage travelled during European Colonial times.

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

Maternal Line

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

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Now that you have explored what’s behind Jax 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!