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Chico

Mixed Breed

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“Chico is a very happy and outgoing doggie. He is stubborn at times and likes to do things on his terms. He loves to play with his 3 “siblings” and his human family too!”

Place of Birth

Oceanside, California, USA

Current Location

Danbury, Connecticut, USA

From

Oceanside, California, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Pungsan

Pungsans are a North Korean hunting breed, best known for their ability to hunt very large animals in the mountainous regions of Korea, including tigers! Pungsans are a very old breed, and can trace their roots to the Joseon dynasty (which is sort of vague because the Josean dynasty spanned from the 1300’s to the 1800’s). Their name derives from Pungsan, a hilly and mountainous region of North Korea.

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English Springer Spaniel

English Springer Spaniels are an energetic and loyal companion dog, bred for hunting but also popular among families.

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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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Pungsan
English Springer Spaniel
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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Pungsan mix English Springer Spaniel mix Pungsan Pungsan / German Shepherd Dog mix English Springer Spaniel Pungsan / German Shepherd Dog mix Pungsan Pungsan Pungsan German Shepherd Dog mix English Springer Spaniel English Springer Spaniel Pungsan German Shepherd Dog mix

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Through Chico’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

C2

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C3/14

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C2

Chico’s Haplogroup

C2 is a very old female lineage found more commonly among English Setters, English Bulldogs, and American Eskimo Dogs. We also see C2 in village dogs in South Asia. Rather than having a few characteristic breeds representing this lineage particularly well, it is present in a few uncommon individuals of many different breeds. Unlike some European breed lineages that have seen skyrocketing popularity along the path to the modern dogs we see today, C2 tends to reflect the deep history of man's best friend.

C3/14

Chico’s Haplotype

Part of the C2 haplogroup, this common haplotype occurs most often in English Setters, Cairn Terriers, Labrador Retrievers, and village dogs in Peru, Fiji, and across Africa.

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You can often find his haplogroup in the lovable English Bulldog.

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Through Chico’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.

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C

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Hb.3

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C

Chico’s Haplogroup

C is a relatively rare paternal lineage. The dog populations which bear C are a disparate bunch. The Akita and Shiba Inu are Japanese breeds, the former of which seems to have roots in the Jomon population of hunter-gatherers which were present in the islands of Japan before the ancestors of the modern Japanese arrived. The New Guinea Singing Dog, Samoyed, and Alaska Malamute are all disparate breeds that also represent the C lineage. One village dog from Peru also bore this lineage. This wide distribution and diversity suggest C is not a recently expanded lineage. It likely represents a canid lineage which diversified sometime around the Last Glacial Maximum, when the dogs of Siberia and Oceania split off and went their separate ways.

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Chico’s Haplotype

Part of the C haplogroup, we have spotted this haplotype in village dogs in Peru. In breed dogs, this haplotype is confined to the Samoyed and Keeshond, making it a rare find!

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The Shiba Inu descends from this relativey rare haplogroup.

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