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Alaska

Mixed Breed

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Location
Waterford, County Waterford, Ireland
From
ISPCA, Derryglogher, Keenagh, County Longford, Ireland

This dog has been viewed 197 times and been given 8 wags

Registration

Microchip: 972274000264322

Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

57.8% German Shepherd Dog
28.6% Akita
7.5% Alaskan Malamute
6.1% Great Pyrenees
German Shepherd Dog German Shepherd Dog
German Shepherds are confident, courageous dogs with a keen sense of smell and notable intelligence.
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Akita Akita
The Akita is a large breed of dog originating from the mountainous northern regions of Japan.
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Alaskan Malamute 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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Great Pyrenees Great Pyrenees
The Great Pyrenees is an exceptionally loving dog whose primary function is to protect sheep, goats, livestock, people, children, grass, flowers, the moon, lawn furniture, and any real or imaginary predators that may intrude on your personal space. They have a strong build and an amazing thick white coat that exudes elegance and majesty. They make a great family dog because of their intelligence and steady temperament.
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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness: 1.5 % HIGH Learn More
Predicted Adult Weight: 90 lbs Learn More
Genetic Age: 35 human years Learn More

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DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
German Shepherd Dog
Akita
Alaskan Malamute
Great Pyrenees

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Akita mix German Shepherd Dog mix Akita German Shepherd Dog mix German Shepherd Dog German Shepherd Dog / Alaskan Malamute mix Akita Akita German Shepherd Dog German Shepherd Dog mix German Shepherd Dog German Shepherd Dog German Shepherd Dog Alaskan Malamute mix
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Maternal Haplotype

Paternal Haplotype

Through Alaska’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

B6/8/67

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B1

Alaska’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.

B6/8/67

Alaska’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, this common haplotype occurs in village dogs from South America to the Middle East, all the way down to the French Polynesian Islands. Among the 12 breed dogs we have seen it in, it occurs most frequently among German Shepherd Dogs, English Springer Spaniels, and Havanese.

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The B1 haplogroup can be found in village dogs like the Peruvian Village Dog, pictured above.

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Paternal Haplotype

Through Alaska’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.7/H1a.8

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A1a

Alaska’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.7/H1a.8

Alaska’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1a haplogroup, this very common haplotype occurs in village dogs throughout the world (including southeast Asia, which is uncommon for A1a’s). Among the 25 breeds we see this haplotype in, it occurs most frequently in Labrador Retriever, Vizsla, and English Springer Spaniel.

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Dogs with A1a lineage travelled during European Colonial times.

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