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Captain

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“Adopted from the shelter in Taipei, Taiwan when he was about 8 in summer 2014. Brings lots of happiness to us. He has soft fur, big smile and independent personality, loves to explore the world, and always be full of curiosity. He is the most lovely pawfriend in the universe.”

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@captainontheroof

Place of Birth

台灣

Current Location

台北, 台灣

From

台灣台北市內湖潭美街台北市動物之家

This dog has been viewed and been given 3 wags

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Embark Supermutt analysis

What’s in that Supermutt? There may be small amounts of DNA from these distant ancestors:

Formosan Mountain Dog

Formosan Mountain Dogs hail from the Formosan Mountain region in Taiwan. Recently, some of these ancient dogs were used as foundational stock to create the Taiwan Dog breed.

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Cocker Spaniel

Cocker Spaniels are handsome and intelligent hunting dogs that are also well-suited to life as a loving family pet.

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DNA Breed Origins

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Formosan Mountain Dog
Cocker Spaniel

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Changes to this dog’s profile
  • On 1/5/2021 changed handle from "captainthedog" to "captain_0822"
  • On 1/5/2021 changed handle from "captain223" to "captainthedog"

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

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Through Captain’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

B2

Haplotype

B5/23

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B2

Captain’s Haplogroup

B2 is a very rare maternal line. It is present in the ancient Canaan Dog, Akita, and Indian village dog. The distribution between two ancient dog breeds suggests that this may have been a more common lineage in the past, and has been declined more recently.

B5/23

Captain’s Haplotype

Part of the B2 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs among village dogs in China.

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This Canaan Dog descends from this rare maternal line.

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Through Captain’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

A1a

Haplotype

H1a.33

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A1a

Captain’s Haplogroup

Some of the wolves that became the original dogs in Central Asia around 15,000 years ago came from this long and distinguished line of male dogs. After domestication, they followed their humans from Asia to Europe and then didn't stop there. They took root in Europe, eventually becoming the dogs that founded the Vizsla breed 1,000 years ago. The Vizsla is a Central European hunting dog, and all male Vizslas descend from this line. During the Age of Exploration, like their owners, these pooches went by the philosophy, "Have sail, will travel!" From the windy plains of Patagonia to the snug and homey towns of the American Midwest, the beaches of a Pacific paradise, and the broad expanse of the Australian outback, these dogs followed their masters to the outposts of empires. Whether through good fortune or superior genetics, dogs from the A1a lineage traveled the globe and took root across the world. Now you find village dogs from this line frolicking on Polynesian beaches, hanging out in villages across the Americas, and scavenging throughout Old World settlements. You can also find this "prince of patrilineages" in breeds as different as German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Pugs, Border Collies, Scottish Terriers, and Irish Wolfhounds. No male wolf line has been as successful as the A1a line!

H1a.33

Captain’s Haplotype

Part of the A1a haplogroup, the H1a.33 haplotype occurs most commonly in Lhasa Apsos. We've also spotted it in East Asian Village Dogs.

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Dogs with A1a lineage travelled during European Colonial times.

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