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TEX’s Public Results

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

Breed mix

Genetic Stats

Wolfiness: 0.8 % MEDIUM Help
Predicted Adult Weight: 54 lbs Help
Genetic Age: 26 human years Help

Breed Mix By Chromosome

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

Embark family

Explore other Embark dogs that have one or more breed percentages that are similar to TEX

Family tree

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

Maternal Line

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

Paternal Line

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. TEX’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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Explore by tapping your dog’s parents and grand parents.

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 TEX.

Maternal Line

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

Paternal Line

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. TEX’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 TEX’s owner and make sure he is reunited with his family soon! Thank you for helping out our furry friends.

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Now that you have explored what’s behind TEX 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.
Koolie
4 related breeds
Koolie
These are intelligent, cheerful, and loyal dogs who can make a great addition to a family. The Koolie is not an aggressive breed and is usually comfortable with new people or new surroundings. Koolies are eager to be trained null but this doesn't necessarily mean they're easy to train. When starting obedience training, find an instructor who understands how herding dogs work and you will wind up with an excellent companion dog.
Related Breeds
Australian Kelpie
Sibling breed
Border Collie
Sibling breed
Australian Cattle Dog
Sibling breed
Bearded Collie
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 TEX’s family.

Maternal Line

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

Paternal Line

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

B1

Haplotype

B1c

B1

TEX’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.

B1c

TEX’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, we have detected this haplotype in Mexico and Lebanon village dogs so far. Among the 12 breeds that we have spotted this haplotype in so far, it occurs most frequently in Border Collies, Australian Shepherd Dogs, and West Highland white Terriers.

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 TEX’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 TEX.

Paternal Line

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

Through TEX’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

A1a

Haplotype

H1a.20

A1a

TEX’s Haplogroup

Some of the wolves that became the original dogs in Central Asia around 15,000 years ago came from this long and distinguished line of male dogs. After domestication, they followed their humans from Asia to Europe and then didn't stop there. They took root in Europe, eventually becoming the dogs that founded the Vizsla breed 1,000 years ago. The Vizsla is a Central European hunting dog, and all male Vizslas descend from this line. During the Age of Exploration, like their owners, these pooches went by the philosophy, "Have sail, will travel!" From the windy plains of Patagonia to the snug and homey towns of the American Midwest, the beaches of a Pacific paradise, and the broad expanse of the Australian outback, these dogs followed their masters to the outposts of empires. Whether through good fortune or superior genetics, dogs from the A1a lineage traveled the globe and took root across the world. Now you find village dogs from this line frolicking on Polynesian beaches, hanging out in villages across the Americas, and scavenging throughout Old World settlements. You can also find this "prince of patrilineages" in breeds as different as German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Pugs, Border Collies, Scottish Terriers, and Irish Wolfhounds. No male wolf line has been as successful as the A1a line!

H1a.20

TEX’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs in village dogs throughout the world (outside of Asia). It is also quite common in breed dogs, occurring in 34 of our breeds. Interestingly, it is the most common haplotype among Golden Retrievers, and the only one found in Irish Wolfhounds. It is also common among Scottish Terriers, Border Collies, and Mastiffs.

Dogs with A1a lineage travelled during European Colonial times.

Family tree

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

Maternal Line

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

Let us know and we will contact TEX’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 TEX 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