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

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness: 2.9 % HIGH Help
Predicted Adult Weight: 71 lbs Help
Genetic Age: 49 human years Help

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Breed Families

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Dog breeds have been created over time for work and companionship. Find out about other dog breeds related to the breeds found in Omega.

Maternal Line

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

Paternal Line

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Omega’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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Our algorithms predict this is the most likely family tree to explain Omega’s breed mix, but this family tree may not be the only possible one.

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Dog breeds have been created over time for work and companionship. Find out about other dog breeds related to the breeds found in Omega.

Maternal Line

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

Paternal Line

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Omega’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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Now that you have explored what’s behind Omega 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!

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 Dog
Sibling breed
Samoyed
Cousin breed

Some images and text courtesy of the AKC, used with permission.

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Maternal Line

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

Paternal Line

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

What’s your dog’s story?

Now that you have explored what’s behind Omega 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!

Through Omega’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

C1

Haplotype

C1

C1

Omega’s Haplogroup

Congratulations, C1 is a very exotic female lineage! It is more closely associated with maternal lineages found in wolves, foxes and jackals than with other dog lineages. So it seems dogs in this group have a common male dog ancestor who, many thousands of years ago, mated with a female wolf! This is not a common lineage in any breed, though a good number of German Shepherds and Doberman Pinchers are C1. It is also found in breeds as diverse as Peruvian Inca Orchids and Pekingese; it is rarely found amongst Labrador Retrievers, Border Collies, Siberian Huskies, or Cocker Spaniels. Despite its fascinating origins, it is widely distributed around the globe, and even shows up frequently among Peruvian village dogs. It almost certainly survived at low frequency in Europe for millennia and then was dispersed outside of Europe by colonialism, though not as successfully as some other lineages.

C1

Omega’s Haplotype

Part of the C1 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs commonly in village dogs in Peru, and has also been spotted in South America, the Middle East, and through South Asia into Fiji. The breeds that show this haplotype most frequently are the Yorkshire Terriers, Peruvian Inca Orchids, and West Highland white Terriers.

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The C1 maternal line is commonly found in Jackals.

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Dog breeds have been created over time for work and companionship. Find out about other dog breeds related to the breeds found in Omega.

Paternal Line

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

What’s your dog’s story?

Now that you have explored what’s behind Omega 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!

Through Omega’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

A1b

Haplotype

Ha.4

A1b

Omega’s Haplogroup

For most of dog history, this haplogroup was probably quite rare. However, a couple hundred years ago it seems to have found its way into a prized male guard dog in Europe who had many offspring, including the ancestors of many European guard breeds such as Doberman Pinchers, St. Bernards, and Great Danes. Despite being rare, many of the most imposing dogs on Earth have it; strangely, so do many Pomeranians! Perhaps this explains why some Poms are so tough, acting like they're ten times their actual size! This lineage is most commonly found in working dogs, in particular guard dogs. With origins in Europe, it spread widely across other regions as Europeans took their dogs across the world.

Ha.4

Omega’s Haplotype

Part of the A1b haplogroup, this haplotype is found in village dogs in North America and Africa. As for breeds, it occurs most frequently in Miniature Pinscher, Great Dane, and Poodle.

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Great Danes and Pomeranians have this in common!

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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 other dog breeds related to the breeds found in Omega.

Maternal Line

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

What’s your dog’s story?

Now that you have explored what’s behind Omega 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!