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Tilly

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

“Tilly is a medium-sized, senior dog who loves to eat and sleep! She's mellow, rarely barks, and is a great cuddle buddy!”

Genetic Stats

Wolfiness: 2.4 % HIGH Help
Predicted Adult Weight: 67 lbs Help
Genetic Age: Add birth date Help

Breed Mix By Chromosome

Our advanced test identifies from where Tilly 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 Tilly’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 Tilly.

Maternal Line

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

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Large screen pedigre From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS German Shepherd Dog mix Mixed German Shepherd Dog German Shepherd Dog / Chow Chow mix German Shepherd Dog / Alaskan Malamute mix Cocker Spaniel / Doberman Pinscher mix German Shepherd Dog German Shepherd Dog German Shepherd Dog mix Chow Chow German Shepherd Dog Alaskan Malamute mix Cocker Spaniel Doberman Pinscher mix
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Our algorithms predict this is the most likely family tree to explain Tilly’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 Tilly.

Maternal Line

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

Let us know and we will contact Tilly’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.
Chow Chow
3 related breeds
Chow Chow
This distinctive-looking dog breed has a proud, independent spirit that some describe as catlike. He can be aloof — if you’re looking for a cuddle buddy, this probably isn’t the best breed for you — and downright suspicious of strangers. But for the right person, he’s a fiercely loyal companion.
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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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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
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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.
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Siberian Husky
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Doberman Pinscher
Doberman Pinscher’s are a strong and athletic breed that are built to guard and protect.
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5 related breeds
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Collies are attractive herding dogs, boasting a beautiful coat while being highly intelligent. They also make for extremely loyal and sweet family pets.
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Alaskan Klee Kai
4 related breeds
Alaskan Klee Kai
The Alaskan Klee Kai is certainly an attention-getter. This breed looks every bit like a Husky but weighs only 10-15 pounds. They are social creatures with a high amount of energy despite their size. Unlike the Husky, these dogs were bred to be companions and family pets.
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Samoyed
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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 Tilly’s family.

Maternal Line

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

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

A1d

Haplotype

A91/11/378

A1d

Tilly’s Haplogroup

This female lineage can be traced back about 15,000 years to some of the original Central Asian wolves that were domesticated into modern dogs. The early females that represent this lineage were likely taken into Eurasia, where they spread rapidly. As a result, many modern breed and village dogs from the Americas, Africa, through Asia and down into Oceania belong to this group! This widespread lineage is not limited to a select few breeds, but the majority of Rottweilers, Afghan Hounds and Wirehaired Pointing Griffons belong to it. It is also the most common female lineage among Papillons, Samoyeds and Jack Russell Terriers. Considering its occurrence in breeds as diverse as Afghan Hounds and Samoyeds, some of this is likely ancient variation. But because of its presence in many modern European breeds, much of its diversity likely can be attributed to much more recent breeding.

A91/11/378

Tilly’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1d haplogroup, this common haplotype occurs in village dogs all over the world. Among the 29 breeds that we have detected it in to date, the most frequent breeds we see expressing it are Afghan Hounds, Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs, and Borzois.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

The vast majority of Rottweilers have the A1d haplogroup.

Family tree

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

Let us know and we will contact Tilly’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 Tilly 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