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Zoe

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

“She is a very smart, funny girl! She gets so excited when I give her a treat. I got her when she was 3 months old from the pound and now 2 years later, it's still the best move I ever made! I love my girl!”

Genetic Stats

Wolfiness: 0.8 % MEDIUM Help
Predicted Adult Weight: 12 lbs Help
Genetic Age: 28 human years Help

Embark family

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Breed Mix By Chromosome

Our advanced test identifies from where Zoe 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 Zoe’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 Zoe.

Maternal Line

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

Let us know and we will contact Zoe’s owner and make sure she is reunited with her family soon! Thank you for helping out our furry friends.

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Large screen pedigre From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Mixed Mixed Mixed Mixed Mixed Dachshund Mixed Cocker Spaniel mix Shih Tzu mix Chihuahua Mixed Pomeranian mix Rat Terrier mix
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Cocker Spaniel mix
Shih Tzu mix
Mixed
Mixed
Mixed
Mixed
Pomeranian mix
Rat Terrier 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 Zoe.

Maternal Line

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

Let us know and we will contact Zoe’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.
Dachshund
4 related breeds
Dachshund
The Dachshund, meaning “badger dog” in German, is a lively breed with a friendly personality and a great sense of smell. Known for their long and low bodies, they are spirited hunters that excel in both above and below-ground work. They come in three different coat varieties (smooth, wirehaired or longhaired) and can be miniature or standard size.
Related Breeds
Basset Hound
Cousin breed
Beagle
Cousin breed
Bloodhound
Cousin breed
Otterhound
Cousin breed
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
Sibling 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
Pomeranian
1 related breed
Pomeranian
The Pomeranian is a cocky, animated companion with an extroverted personality.
Related Breeds
American Eskimo Dog
Cousin breed
Shih Tzu
2 related breeds
Shih Tzu
This ancient breed is the perfect lap dog if you do not mind the frequent grooming.
Related Breeds
Pekingese
Sibling breed
Lhasa Apso
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 Zoe’s family.

Maternal Line

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

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

A247

A1d

Zoe’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.

A247

Zoe’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1d haplogroup, this common haplotype occurs in village dogs all over the world. Among the 32 breeds we have sampled it in, the most common occurrences include Boxers, Labrador Retrievers, and Papillons.

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 Zoe’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 Zoe.

Let us know and we will contact Zoe’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 Zoe 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