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Orion

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

Genetic Stats

Wolfiness: 93.7 % HIGH Help
Predicted Adult Weight: 79 lbs Help
Genetic Age: 26 human years Help

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Breed Mix By Chromosome

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

Maternal Line

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

Paternal Line

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Orion’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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Large screen pedigre From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Gray Wolf mix Gray Wolf mix Gray Wolf Gray Wolf mix Gray Wolf Gray Wolf mix Gray Wolf Gray Wolf Gray Wolf Gray Wolf mix Gray Wolf Gray Wolf Gray Wolf Gray Wolf mix
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Our algorithms predict this is the most likely family tree to explain Orion’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 Orion.

Maternal Line

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

Paternal Line

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Orion’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 Orion’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 Orion 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.
Gray Wolf
4 related breeds
Gray Wolf
They Gray Wolf is the largest of all the wolf species. These are pack animals that are tactical hunters. While they are wild animals, wolves are still able to breed with dogs.
Related Breeds
Central Asian Village Dog
Sibling breed
Red Wolf
Cousin breed
Dire Wolf
Cousin breed
Coyote
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

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 Orion’s family.

Maternal Line

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

Paternal Line

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

E

Haplotype

E16

E

Orion’s Haplogroup

Haplogroup E is a very rare maternal line, present only in one Akita in our database.

E16

Orion’s Haplotype

The E haplogroup in general is not common. It has been found in dogs with some level of background mixing with its wolf-like ancestors.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

An example of an Akita.

Family tree

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

Paternal Line

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

C

Haplotype

Hb.3

C

Orion’s Haplogroup

C is a relatively rare paternal lineage. The dog populations which bear C are a disparate bunch. The Akita and Shiba Inu are Japanese breeds, the former of which seems to have roots in the Jomon population of hunter-gatherers which were present in the islands of Japan before the ancestors of the modern Japanese arrived. The New Guinea Singing Dog, Samoyed, and Alaska Malamute are all disparate breeds that also represent the C lineage. One village dog from Peru also bore this lineage. This wide distribution and diversity suggest C is not a recently expanded lineage. It likely represents a canid lineage which diversified sometime around the Last Glacial Maximum, when the dogs of Siberia and Oceania split off and went their separate ways.

Hb.3

Orion’s Haplotype

Part of the C haplogroup, we have spotted this haplotype in village dogs in Peru. In breed dogs, this haplotype is confined to the Samoyed and Keeshond, making it a rare find!

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

The Shiba Inu descends from this relativey rare haplogroup.

Family tree

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

Maternal Line

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

Let us know and we will contact Orion’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 Orion 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