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Lucy

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

“Rescued dog; we are her 3rd home; incredibly sweet yet is a fierce chipmunk hunter”

Breed mix

26.2% Staffordshire Terrier
23.8% Boxer
15.0% Pomeranian
11.5% Labrador Retriever
9.9% German Shepherd Dog
6.2% American Eskimo Dog
7.4% Supermutt Help

Embark Supermutt analysis

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

Genetic Stats

Wolfiness: 0.6 % LOW Help
Predicted Adult Weight: 52 lbs Help
Genetic Age: 34 human years Help

Breed Mix By Chromosome

Our advanced test identifies from where Lucy 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 Lucy’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 Lucy.

Maternal Line

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

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

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Large screen pedigre From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Staffordshire Terrier / Boxer mix Mixed Staffordshire Terrier Boxer Pomeranian / American Eskimo Dog mix Labrador Retriever / German Shepherd Dog mix Staffordshire Terrier Staffordshire Terrier Boxer Boxer Pomeranian American Eskimo Dog mix Labrador Retriever German Shepherd Dog
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Our algorithms predict this is the most likely family tree to explain Lucy’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 Lucy.

Maternal Line

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

Let us know and we will contact Lucy’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 Lucy 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.
Staffordshire Terrier
6 related breeds
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.
Related Breeds
American Bulldog
Sibling breed
English Bulldog
Sibling breed
Bull Terrier
Sibling breed
Boston Terrier
Cousin breed
Boxer
Cousin breed
French Bulldog
Sibling breed
Boxer
6 related breeds
Boxer
Developed in Germany, the Boxer is a popular family dognull-patient, loyal and smartnull-requiring lots of exercise and proper training.
Related Breeds
American Bulldog
Sibling breed
English Bulldog
Sibling breed
French Bulldog
Sibling breed
Olde English Bulldogge
Sibling breed
Dogue de Bordeaux
Sibling breed
Cane Corso
Cousin breed
Pomeranian
1 related breed
Pomeranian
The Pomeranian is a cocky, animated companion with an extroverted personality.
Related Breeds
American Eskimo Dog
Cousin breed
Labrador Retriever
4 related breeds
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.
Related Breeds
Flat-Coated Retriever
Sibling breed
Golden Retriever
Sibling breed
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Cousin breed
Newfoundland
Cousin breed
American Eskimo Dog
3 related breeds
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.
Related Breeds
Samoyed
Sibling breed
Pomeranian
Cousin breed
Keeshond
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 Lucy’s family.

Maternal Line

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

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

A234

A1e

Lucy’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!

A234

Lucy’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1e haplogroup, this haplotype occurs in village dogs in South America, South Asia, and into the South Pacific. Among breeds, we see it in highest frequency among Vizslas, Boxers, and Yorkshire Terriers.

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 Lucy’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 Lucy.

Let us know and we will contact Lucy’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 Lucy 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