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Clifford

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“He was rescued from a high kill shelter in Taiwan. Now lives an amazing life with his brother Jude the Corgi in California.”

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Place of Birth

Taiwan

Current Location

Mountain View, California, USA

From

Taipei, Taiwan

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Genetic Breed Result

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East Asian Village Dog

Many years ago, when wolves began scavenging our hunting camps, they became gradually attuned to human life. Genetic changes in those wolves over time led to tameness, small body size and early age of first reproduction that soon after yielded what we see today in the East Asian village dogs.

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Caucasian Ovcharka

The Caucasian Ovcharka is a massive livestock guardian breed treasured for its loyalty, diligence, and serious nature.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

1.2 % MEDIUM

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DNA Breed Origins

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East Asian Village Dog
Caucasian Ovcharka

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

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Through Clifford’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

A6

Haplotype

A92/117

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A6

Clifford’s Haplogroup

A6 is a rare maternal lineage. The only breed we have seen it in to date is Tibetan Mastiffs. Otherwise, we only see it in village dogs in Nepal.

A92/117

Clifford’s Haplotype

The lone member of the A6 haplogroup, this rare haplotype occurs in Tibetan Mastiffs and village dogs in Nepal.

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Tibetan Mastiffs are the only registered breed to have this rare haplogroup.

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Through Clifford’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

D

Haplotype

H10.2

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D

Clifford’s Haplogroup

The D paternal lineage is very common in well-known populations of dogs. Breeds belonging to the D lineage likely have direct male ancestors that can be traced all the way back to the origin of domestic dogs themselves! One popular breed that commonly sports a D lineage is the Boxer. Boxers were developed in the late 19th century from Mastiff dogs, so it is no surprise that D is well represented among Mastiffs, Bulldogs, as well as Terriers. Intriguingly, D is also found among Lhasa Apsos, an ancient Tibetan breed, and Afghan Hounds. While the presence of this lineage in Polynesia or the New World can be chalked up to interbreeding with European dogs brought during voyages of discovery or later settlement, D is also well represented among village dog populations in the Middle East and Africa. If the fact that we find dogs bearing a D lineage in the Middle East (not to mention the large amount of diversity among Middle Eastern D lineage males) is any indication of ancient residence in that region, then the presence among Oceanian village dogs is peculiar. Rather, it may be that D is part of a broader Eurasian group of ancient paternal lineages which disappeared from the eastern portion of its original range, persisting in the island of New Guinea as well as West Asia and Africa. With the rise of Mastiff breeds, the D lineage received a new life as it became common among many types of working dogs.

H10.2

Clifford’s Haplotype

Part of the D haplogroup, we have detected this rare haplotype in village dogs in Qatar.

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The D paternal lineage is common in Boxers.

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