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Charlie Angel

Shih Tzu

  • Charlie Angel, a Shih Tzu tested with EmbarkVet.com Charlie Angel, a Shih Tzu tested with EmbarkVet.com
    Only three weeks of living high off the hog at my new furever home, and I'm already starting to climb all over mommy's furniture. She doesn't seem to care though, because she thinks I'm pretty darn special and can do no wrong! 🤪 hehehehe (May 19, 2021)

“Charlie was rescued right after the 2021 Texas freeze where he remarkably survived five days of below freezing temperatures. Six weeks later, I adopted him right after my mother passed away. From day one, Charlie has brought me and my family so much comfort and joy. He's such a content and easy going little guy and when he gets excited, he does the cutest little twirly happy dance! Charlie LOVES his walks and always wants to be right by my side. He's my loyal best buddy and true miracle angel!”

Current Location

Dickinson, Texas, USA

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Longview, Texas, USA

This dog has been viewed and been given 22 wags

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Shih Tzu

This ancient breed is the perfect lapdog. Sweet and easygoing, they want nothing more than to be close to their humans.

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  • On 1/8/2023 changed name from "Charlie Angel Alston" to "Charlie Angel"
Here’s what Charlie Angel’s family tree may have looked like.
While there may be other possible configurations of his family’s relationships, this is the most likely family tree to explain Charlie Angel’s breed mix.

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Through Charlie Angel’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

B1

Haplotype

B77/B81

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B1

Charlie Angel’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.

B77/B81

Charlie Angel’s Haplotype

Part of the B1 haplogroup, the B77/B81 haplotype occurs most frequently in Shih Tzus, Small Poodles, and American Bullies.

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

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Through Charlie Angel’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

B

Haplotype

H15.7

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B

Charlie Angel’s Haplogroup

B is a relatively rare paternal line that has only recently started to expand. The dominant lineage among the ancient Shih Tzu breed, it is also found among Tibetan Spaniels. Outside of these two breeds, B seems to be a particularly common paternal line among the village dogs of India and Southeast Asia, though it is found as far afield as Africa and down into Oceania. Considering that it is particularly diverse in northern India, it could be that this lineage hung out mostly in South Asia after the expansion of domestic dogs from Central Asia. Because it is present in Mongolia as well, it may not be surprising that ancient East Asian dog breeds are also part of this lineage. Alternatively, perhaps males representing this lineage headed north out of southern Eurasia, which eventually gave rise to the Shih Tzu and may have inspired stylistic representations of lions in ancient China!

H15.7

Charlie Angel’s Haplotype

Part of the B haplogroup, this haplotype has been found in village dogs in Qatar and India. Unlike most other haplotypes within the B haplogroup, we do see this in a select few breed dogs. Specifically, it occurs in the Shih Tzu and Tibetan Spaniel.

The B Haplogroup is most commonly found the adorable Shih Tzu breed.

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