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Kia

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

Genetic Stats

Wolfiness: 1.4 % MEDIUM Help
Predicted Adult Weight: 54 lbs Help
Genetic Age: 29 human years Help

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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 Kia.

Maternal Line

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

Paternal Line

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

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Our algorithms predict this is the most likely family tree to explain Kia’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 Kia.

Maternal Line

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

Paternal Line

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Kia’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 Kia’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 Kia 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.
Siberian Husky
3 related breeds
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.
Related Breeds
Alaskan Malamute
Sibling breed
Greenland Sledge Dog
Sibling breed
Samoyed
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 Kia’s family.

Maternal Line

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

Paternal Line

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

A1e

Haplotype

A241

A1e

Kia’s Haplogroup

This female lineage likely stems from some of the original Central Asian wolves that were domesticated into modern dogs starting about 15,000 years ago. It seemed to be a fairly rare dog line for most of dog history until the past 300 years, when the lineage seemed to “explode” out and spread quickly. What really separates this group from the pack is its presence in Alaskan village dogs and Samoyeds. It is possible that this was an indigenous lineage brought to the Americas from Siberia when people were first starting to make that trip themselves! We see this lineage pop up in overwhelming numbers of Irish Wolfhounds, and it also occurs frequently in popular large breeds like Bernese Mountain Dogs, Saint Bernards and Great Danes. Shetland Sheepdogs are also common members of this maternal line, and we see it a lot in Boxers, too. Though it may be all mixed up with European dogs thanks to recent breeding events, its origins in the Americas makes it a very exciting lineage for sure!

A241

Kia’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1e haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in village dogs up in Alaska.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

Irish Wolfhounds are a consistent carrier of A1e.

Family tree

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

Paternal Line

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Kia’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 Kia’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 Kia 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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There are no deep ancestral lineage results for Kia 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 Kia’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 Kia.

Maternal Line

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

Let us know and we will contact Kia’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 Kia 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