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West Siberian Laika

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“We adopted Apollo on 4/30/2020 from a shelter in Chicago. He was found as a stray at Tulsa, OK and was transferred to the Chicago shelter along with other dogs a week prior. The only thing that the shelter told us is that they believe he is around 3 years old.”

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Place of Birth

Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Current Location

Chicago, Illinois, USA

From

Chicago Canine Rescue, North Elston Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

West Siberian Laika

Apollo

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West Siberian Laika

Tenacious, brave, and independent, the West Siberian Laika is a high energy breed that bonds deeply with its owner.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

0.9 % MEDIUM

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Breed Reveal Video

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

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Through Apollo’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

A1e

Haplotype

A272

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A1e

Apollo’s Haplogroup

This female lineage likely stems from some of the original Central Asian wolves that were domesticated into modern dogs starting about 15,000 years ago. It seemed to be a fairly rare dog line for most of dog history until the past 300 years, when the lineage seemed to “explode” out and spread quickly. What really separates this group from the pack is its presence in Alaskan village dogs and Samoyeds. It is possible that this was an indigenous lineage brought to the Americas from Siberia when people were first starting to make that trip themselves! We see this lineage pop up in overwhelming numbers of Irish Wolfhounds, and it also occurs frequently in popular large breeds like Bernese Mountain Dogs, Saint Bernards and Great Danes. Shetland Sheepdogs are also common members of this maternal line, and we see it a lot in Boxers, too. Though it may be all mixed up with European dogs thanks to recent breeding events, its origins in the Americas makes it a very exciting lineage for sure!

A272

Apollo’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1e haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Airedale Terriers, Toy Manchester Terriers, Brittanys, and village dogs in Portugal.

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Irish Wolfhounds are a consistent carrier of A1e.

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Through Apollo’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

C

Haplotype

H5a.4

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C

Apollo’s Haplogroup

C is a relatively rare paternal lineage. The dog populations which bear C are a disparate bunch. The Akita and Shiba Inu are Japanese breeds, the former of which seems to have roots in the Jomon population of hunter-gatherers which were present in the islands of Japan before the ancestors of the modern Japanese arrived. The New Guinea Singing Dog, Samoyed, and Alaska Malamute are all disparate breeds that also represent the C lineage. One village dog from Peru also bore this lineage. This wide distribution and diversity suggest C is not a recently expanded lineage. It likely represents a canid lineage which diversified sometime around the Last Glacial Maximum, when the dogs of Siberia and Oceania split off and went their separate ways.

H5a.4

Apollo’s Haplotype

Part of the C haplogroup, the H5a.4 haplotype occurs most commonly in Central Asian Village Dogs. It's a rare find!

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The Shiba Inu descends from this relativey rare haplogroup.

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