Does a dog DNA test show if Husky mix has wolf in parentage?

Will a DNA test show if my Husky mix has wolf in his recent parentage?

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We asked the vet geneticist at our top-ranked company, Embark and they shared this example: If your dog’s DNA test contains a percentage of Gray Wolf, that means it actually identified wolf haplotypes. In this case, your dog has wolf in them and this is not uncommon. However, if your dog has a high Wolfiness score, it queries a number of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that we know are hypervariable between dogs and wolves. Some of the Arctic breeds, like Siberian Huskies and Alaskan Malamutes, tend to have slightly more of these SNPs than other dog breeds, so Sibes and Mals tend to be around 2-4% Wolfy. Hope that helps!

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