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Ziggy’s Public Results

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

Genetic Stats

Wolfiness: 0.6 % LOW Help
Predicted Adult Weight: 9 lbs Help
Genetic Age: 63 human years Help

Breed Mix By Chromosome

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

Embark family

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Family tree

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

Maternal Line

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

Paternal Line

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

Maternal Line

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

Paternal Line

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

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 Ziggy’s family.

Maternal Line

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

Paternal Line

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

C2

Haplotype

C3/14

C2

Ziggy’s Haplogroup

C2 is a very old female lineage found more commonly among English Setters, English Bulldogs, and American Eskimo Dogs. We also see C2 in village dogs in South Asia. Rather than having a few characteristic breeds representing this lineage particularly well, it is present in a few uncommon individuals of many different breeds. Unlike some European breed lineages that have seen skyrocketing popularity along the path to the modern dogs we see today, C2 tends to reflect the deep history of man's best friend.

C3/14

Ziggy’s Haplotype

Part of the C2 haplogroup, this more common haplotype occurs in village dogs in Peru, Fiji, and across Africa. Among the 22 breeds we have detected it in so far, we see the highest frequency of this haplotype in English Setters, Cairn Terriers, and Labrador Retrievers.

You can often find his haplogroup in the lovable English Bulldog.

Family tree

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

Paternal Line

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The Y-Chromosome is only passed down from father to son. Ziggy’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 Ziggy’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 Ziggy 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 Ziggy’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.1

A1a

Ziggy’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.1

Ziggy’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1a haplogroup, this common haplotype occurs in village dogs all over the world (outside of Asia), with many occurring in Central and South America. We have found this haplotype in 33 breeds so fars, and it occurs frequently in Bernese Mountain Dogs, Australian Shepherds, and Boston Terriers. Interestingly, it is the only haplotype we have seen in Bernese Mountain Dogs and Boston Terriers so far.

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 Ziggy’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 Ziggy.

Maternal Line

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

Let us know and we will contact Ziggy’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 Ziggy 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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