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“Auriga”
Bright Star in the Sky

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“Auriga is a Louisiana pound hound adopted as an adult. She loves food, training and running after critters!”

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Current Location

Waco, Texas, USA

From

Humane Society of Northwest Louisiana, Linwood Avenue, Shreveport, LA, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mountain Cur

Mountain Curs are an American breed of treeing hound. Developed in the South—particularly Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee—Mountain Curs are an all-American breed that has been prized for years as excellent hunting companions and loyal pets.

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Australian Shepherd

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

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Plott

The Plott is a rare hunting breed that has the distinction of being the state dog of North Carolina.

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German Shepherd Dog

German Shepherds are confident, courageous dogs with a keen sense of smell and notable intelligence. These are active working dogs who excel at many canine sports and tasks -- they are true utility dogs! Their versatility combined with their loyal companionship has them consistently listed as one of the most popular breeds in the United States.

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Chow Chow

This distinctive-looking dog breed has a proud, independent spirit that some describe as catlike. Often aloof and suspicious of strangers, the Chow Chow may not be a cuddle buddy, but for the right person, they are a fiercely loyal companion.

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Mountain Cur
Australian Shepherd
Plott
German Shepherd Dog
Chow Chow

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Changes to this dog’s profile
  • On 5/15/2019 changed name from "Auriga" to "Bright Star in the Sky"

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Bright Star in the Sky
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mountain Cur Mixed Mountain Cur Mountain Cur Australian Shepherd / Plott mix German Shepherd Dog / Chow Chow mix Mountain Cur Mountain Cur Mountain Cur Mountain Cur Australian Shepherd Plott German Shepherd Dog Chow Chow mix

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

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Through Auriga’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

B1

Haplotype

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B1

Bright Star in the Sky’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.

B1c

Bright Star in the Sky’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, we have detected this haplotype in Mexico and Lebanon village dogs. Among the 12 breeds that we have spotted this haplotype in, it occurs most frequently in Border Collies, Australian Shepherd Dogs, and West Highland white Terriers.

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

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

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