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Sophie

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

Genetic Stats

Wolfiness: 0.6 % LOW Help
Predicted Adult Weight: 8 lbs Help
Genetic Age: 39 human years Help

Embark family

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Breed Mix By Chromosome

Our advanced test identifies from where Sophie 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 Sophie’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 Sophie.

Maternal Line

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

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Large screen pedigre From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Mixed Poodle (Small) Mixed Chihuahua Mixed Poodle (Small) Poodle (Small) Poodle (Small) Mixed Chihuahua Chihuahua Cocker Spaniel mix Pekingese mix
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Mixed
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Poodle (Small)
Mixed
Poodle (Small)
Poodle (Small)
Mixed
Mixed
Chihuahua
Mixed
Cocker Spaniel mix
Pekingese mix
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 Sophie.

Maternal Line

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

Let us know and we will contact Sophie’s owner and make sure she is reunited with her 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 Sophie 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.
Chihuahua
3 related breeds
Chihuahua
Chihuahuas have a huge personality that defies their tiny frame, known to be highly active and intelligent canines.
Related Breeds
Mexican Village Dog
Cousin breed
Pekingese
Cousin breed
Chinese Crested
Cousin breed
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.
Related Breeds
English Cocker Spaniel
Sibling breed
Sussex Spaniel
Cousin breed
English Springer Spaniel
Cousin breed
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Cousin breed
Pekingese
5 related breeds
Pekingese
Pekingese were dogs bred for centuries to be the cherished companions of the imperial family of China. Today they are still cherished family companions and show dogs who greet everyone they meet with dignity and grace.
Related Breeds
Shih Tzu
Sibling breed
Tibetan Spaniel
Cousin breed
Lhasa Apso
Cousin breed
Chinese Crested
Cousin breed
Chihuahua
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 Sophie’s family.

Maternal Line

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

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

B1

Haplotype

B1/13

B1

Sophie’s Haplogroup

B1 is the second most common maternal lineage in breeds of European or American origin. It is the female line of the majority of Golden Retrievers, Basset Hounds, and Shih Tzus, and about half of Beagles, Pekingese and Toy Poodles. This lineage is also somewhat common among village dogs that carry distinct ancestry from these breeds. We know this is a result of B1 dogs being common amongst the European dogs that their conquering owners brought around the world, because nowhere on earth is it a very common lineage in village dogs. It even enables us to trace the path of (human) colonization: Because most Bichons are B1 and Bichons are popular in Spanish culture, B1 is now fairly common among village dogs in Latin America.

B1/13

Sophie’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, this common haplotype occurs in Shih Tzus, Tibetan Spaniels, Maltese, and village dogs throughout the world including Central and South America, South Asia, and the South Pacific.

The B1 haplogroup can be found in village dogs like the Peruvian Village Dog, pictured above.

Family tree

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

Let us know and we will contact Sophie’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 Sophie 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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