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Gizmo

Mixed Breed

“He was only a few weeks when I adopted Gizmo. His sister, brother & him were brought to my house. I had to choose between him & his brother, which was larger and scruffier w/a lot of silly energy. Gizmo was in the corner all to himself, nervous energy, heartshaped spot on his nose & not in the mood to impress. That's what sold me on him. I wanted to show him trust & love. He was a handful for years, but always loveable & caring. I loved him for 20 yrs before his passing. I miss him very much.”

From
San Fernando, California, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

59.5% Russell-type Terrier
16.1% Chihuahua
10.3% Poodle (Small)
6.7% Shih Tzu
3.9% Cocker Spaniel
3.5% Pekingese
Russell-type Terrier Russell-type Terrier
These small, energetic terriers, developed in 19th century England for hunting small game, are now some of the best agility dogs around.
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Chihuahua Chihuahua
Chihuahuas have a huge personality that defies their tiny frame, known to be highly active and intelligent canines.
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Poodle (Small) Poodle (Small)
A highly intelligent and playful dog, Miniature and Toy Poodles make for great lap dogs and companions.
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Shih Tzu 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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Cocker Spaniel 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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Pekingese Pekingese
Pekingese were dogs bred for centuries to be the prized companions of the imperial family of China. Today they are still cherished family companions and show dogs who greet everyone they meet with dignity and grace.
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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness:

0.3 % LOW

Predicted Adult Weight:

19 lbs

Genetic Age:

120 human years

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DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
Russell-type Terrier
Chihuahua
Poodle (Small)
Shih Tzu
Cocker Spaniel
Pekingese

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

Through Gizmo’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

B1/13

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B1

Gizmo’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.

B1/13

Gizmo’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, this common haplotype occurs in Shih Tzus, Tibetan Spaniels, Maltese, and village dogs throughout the world including Central and South America, South Asia, and the South Pacific.

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

Through Gizmo’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

A2b

Haplotype

Hc.9

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A2b

Gizmo’s Haplogroup

A2b appears to have split a few times in succession, which means that some of the Central Asian male ancestors of this lineage went their separate ways before their respective Y chromosomes made their rounds. There is not much diversity in this lineage, meaning that it has only begun to take off recently. Two iconic breeds, the Dachshund and Bloodhound, represent this lineage well. Over half of Rottweilers are A2b, as are the majority of Labrador Retrievers and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. While A2a is restricted mostly to East Asia, this paternal line is also found among European breeds.

Hc.9

Gizmo’s Haplotype

Part of the A2b haplogroup, this haplotype is found in village dogs spanning South America, Africa, and the South Pacific. Among the 11 breeds we have spotted it in, the most frequent occurrences are in Dachshund, Bloodhound, American Eskimo Dog, and Jack Russell Terrier.

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A2b is found in the Daschund breed.