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Tassie

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

Genetic Stats

Wolfiness: 2.2 % HIGH Help
Predicted Adult Weight: 46 lbs Help
Genetic Age: 114 human years Help

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Breed Mix By Chromosome

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

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 Tassie.

Maternal Line

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

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Mixed
Mixed
Staffordshire Terrier
Mixed
Staffordshire Terrier
Staffordshire Terrier
Mixed
Mixed
Cocker Spaniel
Mixed
Cocker Spaniel
Cocker Spaniel
Mixed
Mixed
Cocker Spaniel
Mixed
German Shepherd Dog
Samoyed
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 Tassie.

Maternal Line

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

Let us know and we will contact Tassie’s owner and make sure she is reunited with her 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
7 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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American Bulldog
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English Bulldog
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Bull Terrier
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Boston Terrier
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Boxer
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French Bulldog
Cousin breed
Dogue de Bordeaux
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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
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Sussex Spaniel
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English Springer Spaniel
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
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Samoyed
3 related breeds
Samoyed
A working breed, the Samoyed can be strong-willed at times, but above all they remain friendly, gentle, and devoted family dogs. The Samoyed was originally bred to hunt, haul sledges, and herd reindeer. Among the breed’s duties: pack hiking, tracking, and warming their owners by sleeping on top of them at night.
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Eurasier
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American Eskimo Dog
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Icelandic Sheepdog
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 Tassie’s family.

Maternal Line

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

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

A1e

Haplotype

A2b

A1e

Tassie’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!

A2b

Tassie’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1e haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in French Bulldogs. It’s a rare find!

Irish Wolfhounds are a consistent carrier of A1e.

Family tree

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

Let us know and we will contact Tassie’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 Tassie 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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