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Alfie

Mixed Breed

“Alfie is 10 years old now. We got him at 9 weeks. He was found with his mum and siblings in a ditch. He is a big active, fit boy and loves everyone. He is an excellent guard dog too. He loves living on the farm and being able to run as much as he can with us around the farm. 💜”

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Current Location
France
From
Bordeaux, France

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

50.0% Belgian Malinois
31.7% Rottweiler
9.8% Labrador Retriever
8.5% Gordon Setter
Belgian Malinois Belgian Malinois
The Belgian Malinois is an impressive working dog. These guys have become a staple within the military and the police force due to their intelligence and drive. They can make wonderful companions as long as they are thoroughly exercised.
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Rottweiler Rottweiler
Originally used for driving cattle and protecting valuable convoys, Rottweilers are now popular family pets as well as guard, police and military dogs.
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Labrador Retriever Labrador Retriever
The Labrador Retriever was bred for hunting and excelled in retrieving game after it was shot down. Known for its gentle disposition and loyalty, the Labrador Retriever has become a favorite of families and breeders alike.
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Gordon Setter Gordon Setter
The Gordon Setter is a regal looking pup, but is as athletic as they come. They were bred in 17th century Scotland for hunting, but now primarily serve as companion dogs. These guys are fiercely loyal and bright.
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Genetic Stats


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Breed Mix Matches

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DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
Belgian Malinois
Rottweiler
Labrador Retriever
Gordon Setter

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Breed Reveal Video

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Our algorithms predict this is the most likely family tree to explain Alfie’s breed mix, but this family tree may not be the only possible one.

Through Alfie’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

B95

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B1

Alfie’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.

B95

Alfie’s Haplotype

Part of the B1 haplogroup, we see this haplotype most frequently in mixed breed dogs.

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

Through Alfie’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

A1b

Haplotype

Ha.4/11

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A1b

Alfie’s Haplogroup

For most of dog history, this haplogroup was probably quite rare. However, a couple hundred years ago it seems to have found its way into a prized male guard dog in Europe who had many offspring, including the ancestors of many European guard breeds such as Doberman Pinchers, St. Bernards, and Great Danes. Despite being rare, many of the most imposing dogs on Earth have it; strangely, so do many Pomeranians! Perhaps this explains why some Poms are so tough, acting like they're ten times their actual size! This lineage is most commonly found in working dogs, in particular guard dogs. With origins in Europe, it spread widely across other regions as Europeans took their dogs across the world.

Ha.4/11

Alfie’s Haplotype

Part of the A1b haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in mixed breed dogs.

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Great Danes and Pomeranians have this in common!