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Kink

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

Breed mix

Genetic Stats

Wolfiness: 1.1 % MEDIUM Help
Predicted Adult Weight: 32 lbs Help
Genetic Age: 34 human years Help

Embark family

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Breed Mix By Chromosome

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

Family tree

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

Maternal Line

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

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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 Kink.

Maternal Line

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

Let us know and we will contact Kink’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.
Koolie
4 related breeds
Koolie
These are intelligent, cheerful, and loyal dogs who can make a great addition to a family. The Koolie is not an aggressive breed and is usually comfortable with new people or new surroundings. Koolies are eager to be trained null but this doesn't necessarily mean they're easy to train. When starting obedience training, find an instructor who understands how herding dogs work and you will wind up with an excellent companion dog.
Related Breeds
Australian Kelpie
Sibling breed
Border Collie
Sibling breed
Australian Cattle Dog
Sibling breed
Bearded Collie
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 Kink’s family.

Maternal Line

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

Let us know and we will contact Kink’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 Kink 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 Kink’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

A226

A1e

Kink’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!

A226

Kink’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1e haplogroup, we have spotted this haplotype in village dogs in Central and South America and Papua New Guinea. Among the 10 breeds we have detected it in, we see it most frequently in Border Collies, Doberman Pinschers, and Samoyeds.

Irish Wolfhounds are a consistent carrier of A1e.

Family tree

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

Let us know and we will contact Kink’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 Kink 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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