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Arli

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“Arli was moved from a rescue in North Carolina to the SPCA in Allegheny county where we adopted her from. She is unbelievably sweet, spunky, and smart; and has an incredible prey drive.”

Place of Birth

North Carolina, USA

Current Location

Buffalo, New York, USA

From

Belmont, NY, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Norwegian Elkhound

The Norwegian Elkhound was the main companion of the Vikings. These guys have been used in almost every role imaginable for a dog. In modern times, they are primarily companion dogs, but they are still used for hunting and herding.

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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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Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherd

Miniature American Shepherds (also known as Miniature Australian Shepherds, or Mini Aussies) have the trainability, intelligence and energy of the larger Aussie cousins, and excel at outdoors activities and agility competitions.

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Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherds are an energetic mid-sized breed that make the perfect companion.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

1.5 % HIGH

Predicted Adult Weight

39 lbs

Genetic Age
19 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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DNA Breed Origins

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Norwegian Elkhound
West Siberian Laika
Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherd
Australian Shepherd

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed West Siberian Laika / Norwegian Elkhound mix Norwegian Elkhound mix Miniature/ MAS-type Australian Shepherd / Australian West Siberian Laika Norwegian Elkhound Norwegian Elkhound Norwegian Elkhound mix Miniature/ MAS-type Australian Shepherd Australian Shepherd West Siberian Laika West Siberian Laika Norwegian Elkhound Norwegian Elkhound

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

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Through Arli’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

A1e

Haplotype

A272

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A1e

Arli’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

Arli’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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The Paternal Haplotype reveals a dog’s deep ancestral lineage, stretching back thousands of years to the original domestication of dogs.

Are you looking for information on the breeds that Arli inherited from her mom and dad? Check out her breed breakdown and family tree.

Paternal Haplotype is determined by looking at a dog’s Y-chromosome—but not all dogs have Y-chromosomes!

Why can’t we show Paternal Haplotype results for female dogs?

All dogs have two sex chromosomes. Female dogs have two X-chromosomes (XX) and male dogs have one X-chromosome and one Y-chromosome (XY). When having offspring, female (XX) dogs always pass an X-chromosome to their puppy. Male (XY) dogs can pass either an X or a Y-chromosome—if the puppy receives an X-chromosome from its father then it will be a female (XX) puppy and if it receives a Y-chromosome then it will be a male (XY) puppy. As you can see, Y-chromosomes are passed down from a male dog only to its male offspring.

Since Arli is a female (XX) dog, she has no Y-chromosome for us to analyze and determine a paternal haplotype.

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