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Necco

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

“Necco is such a sweeheart she was named after the sweetheart candies made by Necco Company”

Breed mix

20.8% Labrador Retriever
20.3% Staffordshire Terrier
12.7% German Shepherd Dog
10.7% Alaskan Malamute
9.3% Akita
8.1% English Springer Spaniel
7.2% Chow Chow
10.9% 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: 45 lbs Help
Genetic Age: Add birth date Help

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Breed Mix By Chromosome

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

Family tree

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

Maternal Line

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

Paternal Line

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Necco’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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Large screen pedigre From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Mixed Labrador Retriever / Chow Chow mix German Shepherd Dog / Akita mix Staffordshire Terrier / English Springer Spaniel mix Alaskan Malamute mix Labrador Retriever Chow Chow mix German Shepherd Dog Akita mix Staffordshire Terrier English Springer Spaniel mix Alaskan Malamute Mixed
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Our algorithms predict this is the most likely family tree to explain Necco’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 Necco.

Maternal Line

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

Paternal Line

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Necco’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 Necco’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 Necco 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.
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
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
Cousin breed
Alaskan Malamute
4 related breeds
Alaskan Malamute
The Alaskan Malamute features a powerful, sturdy body built for stamina and strength. It reigns as one of the oldest dog breeds whose original looks have not been significantly altered. This intelligent canine needs a job and consistent leadership to avoid becoming bored or challenging to handle.
Related Breeds
Siberian Husky
Sibling breed
Greenland Sledge Dog
Cousin breed
Chinook
Cousin breed
Carolina Dog
Cousin breed
Akita
3 related breeds
Akita
The Akita is a large breed of dog originating from the mountainous northern regions of Japan.
Related Breeds
Shiba Inu
Cousin breed
Chinese Shar-Pei
Cousin breed
Chow Chow
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.
Related Breeds
Shiba Inu
Cousin breed
Chinese Shar-Pei
Cousin breed
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 Necco’s family.

Maternal Line

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

Paternal Line

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

A1a

Haplotype

A230

A1a

Necco’s Haplogroup

A1a is the most common maternal lineage among Western dogs. This lineage traveled from the site of dog domestication in Central Asia to Europe along with an early dog expansion perhaps 10,000 years ago. It hung around in European village dogs for many millennia. Then, about 300 years ago, some of the prized females in the line were chosen as the founding dogs for several dog breeds. That set in motion a huge expansion of this lineage. It's now the maternal lineage of the overwhelming majority of Mastiffs, Labrador Retrievers and Gordon Setters. About half of Boxers and less than half of Shar-Pei dogs descend from the A1a line. It is also common across the world among village dogs, a legacy of European colonialism.

A230

Necco’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1a haplogroup, we have spotted this haplotype among village dogs in Peru. This haplotype does not occur in many breeds, but it occurs with high frequency in Labrador Retrievers and less frequently in Flat-Coated Retrievers and German Shepherd Dogs.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

Shar Pei dogs think A1a is the coolest!

Family tree

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

Paternal Line

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

Maternal Line

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

Let us know and we will contact Necco’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 Necco 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