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Maverick’s Public Results

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

Genetic Stats

Wolfiness: 0.5 % LOW Help
Predicted Adult Weight: 64 lbs Help
Genetic Age: 16 human years Help

Breed Mix By Chromosome

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

Embark family

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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 Maverick.

Maternal Line

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

Paternal Line

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Maverick’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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Mixed
Mixed
Staffordshire Terrier
Mixed
Staffordshire Terrier
Staffordshire Terrier
Mixed
Mixed
Staffordshire Terrier
Mixed
Staffordshire Terrier mix
Chow Chow
Mixed
Mixed
Mixed
Mixed
Labrador Retriever
Cocker Spaniel mix
Mixed
Mixed
Mixed
Mixed
Golden Retriever
Mixed
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 Maverick.

Maternal Line

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

Paternal Line

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

Let us know and we will contact Maverick’s owner and make sure he is reunited with his 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.
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Bull Terrier
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Dogue de Bordeaux
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Boxer
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Bull Terrier
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English Bulldog
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French Bulldog
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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.
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Flat-Coated Retriever
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Golden Retriever
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Chesapeake Bay Retriever
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Newfoundland
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Golden Retriever
4 related breeds
Golden Retriever
Developed as an ideal hunting retriever, the Golden Retriever's eagerness to please and friendliness has made them an extremely popular family pet.
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Flat-Coated Retriever
Sibling breed
Labrador Retriever
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Chesapeake Bay Retriever
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Newfoundland
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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.
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English Cocker Spaniel
Sibling breed
Spaniels (Sussex)
Cousin breed
English Springer Spaniel
Cousin breed
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Cousin breed
Chow Chow
3 related breeds
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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Shiba Inu
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Chinese Shar-Pei
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Akita
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 Maverick’s family.

Maternal Line

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

Paternal Line

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

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

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What’s your dog’s story?

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

A1e

Haplotype

A2a

A1e

Maverick’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!

A2a

Maverick’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1e haplogroup, we see this haplotype in village dogs up and down the Americas as well as French Polynesia. Among the 13 breed dogs we have detected it in, we see it most frequently in English Springer Spaniels, Papillons, and Collies.

Irish Wolfhounds are a consistent carrier of A1e.

Family tree

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

Paternal Line

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

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

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What’s your dog’s story?

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

D

Haplotype

H7

D

Maverick’s Haplogroup

The D paternal lineage is very common in well-known populations of dogs. Breeds belonging to the D lineage likely have direct male ancestors that can be traced all the way back to the origin of domestic dogs themselves! One popular breed that commonly sports a D lineage is the Boxer. Boxers were developed in the late 19th century from Mastiff dogs, so it is no surprise that D is well represented among Mastiffs, Bulldogs, as well as Terriers. Intriguingly, D is also found among Lhasa Apsos, an ancient Tibetan breed, and Afghan Hounds. While the presence of this lineage in Polynesia or the New World can be chalked up to interbreeding with European dogs brought during voyages of discovery or later settlement, D is also well represented among village dog populations in the Middle East and Africa. If the fact that we find dogs bearing a D lineage in the Middle East (not to mention the large amount of diversity among Middle Eastern D lineage males) is any indication of ancient residence in that region, then the presence among Oceanian village dogs is peculiar. Rather, it may be that D is part of a broader Eurasian group of ancient paternal lineages which disappeared from the eastern portion of its original range, persisting in the island of New Guinea as well as West Asia and Africa. With the rise of Mastiff breeds, the D lineage received a new life as it became common among many types of working dogs.

H7

Maverick’s Haplotype

Part of the D haplogroup, this common haplotype has been found in village dogs spanning from South America to Africa and into the South Pacific. Of the 19 breeds we have detected it in, it occurs most frequently in the French Bulldog, Afghan Hound, and Bull Terrier. It is also the only haplotype we see in all three of those breeds!

The D paternal lineage is common in Boxers.

Family tree

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

Maternal Line

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

Let us know and we will contact Maverick’s owner and make sure he is reunited with his 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 Maverick 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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