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Betty Lou

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“Betty Lou is a sweet, loyal, and happy little goofball. She has tons of energy, tries to herd anything that moves, has a deep hatred for squirrels and lightning bugs, and loves to chase her ball and not bring it back. She adds so much fun and happiness to our lives.”

Place of Birth

Sturgis, Michigan, USA

Current Location

Bronson, Michigan, USA

From

Sturgis, Michigan, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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English Shepherd

A farmer's helper, a loyal companion, a child's shadow: The English Shepherd.

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Australian Cattle Dog

A classic cattle dog, Australian Cattle Dogs were developed from a mixture of breeds in Australia in the 19th century, and still maintain their energetic herding instincts today.

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Miniature Pinscher

The Miniature Pinscher is a small breed of dog originating from Germany. The breed's earliest ancestors may have included the German Pinscher mixed with Italian greyhounds and dachshunds.

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American Eskimo Dog

American Eskimo Dogs belong to the spitz family and they actually came from Germany. They got their start in American circuses due to their intelligence. Today, Eskies make wonderful family pets.

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Collie (Scottish-Type)

Scottish-Type Collies, also called Old-Time Scotch Collies, are landrace collies bred first and foremost to excel at their work. Formalized breeds such as the Collie and Shetland Sheepdog were developed from this original landrace population. While these dogs are happy to herd, they’re quite versatile and also enjoy sports such as flyball and agility.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

1.2 % MEDIUM

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
English Shepherd
Australian Cattle Dog
Miniature Pinscher
American Eskimo Dog
Collie (Scottish-Type)

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Betty Lou
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed English Shepherd mix English Shepherd / Collie (Scottish-Type) mix Miniature Pinscher / Australian Cattle Dog mix English Shepherd Australian Cattle Dog / American Eskimo Dog mix English Shepherd Collie (Scottish-Type) mix Miniature Pinscher Australian Cattle Dog mix English Shepherd English Shepherd Australian Cattle Dog American Eskimo Dog mix

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

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Through Betty Lou’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

A428

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A1e

Betty Lou’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!

A428

Betty Lou’s Haplotype

Part of the A1e haplogroup, the A428 haplotype occurs most commonly in American Village Dogs. It's a rare find!

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

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