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Groucho

Brussels Griffon

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“My husband and I rescued Groucho from a small puppy mill. He was very ill when he was a puppy, but we got him the treatment he needed and he's been fine since. He has an incredibly high metabolism and will not put on weight no matter what and how much we feed him. Even though he's getting older, he's still the little baby of our pack. We love him so much.”

Place of Birth

Sugarloaf, Arkansas, USA

Current Location

Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA

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Sugarloaf, Arkansas, USA

This dog has been viewed and been given 29 wags

Genetic Breed Result

Groucho

Groucho

Brussels Griffon
100.0% Brussels Griffon

Brussels Griffon

The Brussels Griffon is a rare toy breed that hails from Belgium. These dogs have big personalities and make wondeful family pets when given proper training. This breed comes in both a smooth and wire coat.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

3.4 % HIGH

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

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Through Groucho’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

A1b

Haplotype

A390

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A1b

Groucho’s Haplogroup

This female lineage was very likely one of the original lineages in the wolves that were first domesticated into dogs in Central Asia about 15,000 years ago. Since then, the lineage has been very successful and travelled the globe! Dogs from this group are found in ancient Bronze Age fossils in the Middle East and southern Europe. By the end of the Bronze Age, it became exceedingly common in Europe. These dogs later became many of the dogs that started some of today's most popular breeds, like German Shepherds, Pugs, Whippets, English Sheepdogs and Miniature Schnauzers. During the period of European colonization, the lineage became even more widespread as European dogs followed their owners to far-flung places like South America and Oceania. It's now found in many popular breeds as well as village dogs across the world!

A390

Groucho’s Haplotype

Part of the A1b haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in mixed breed dogs.

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A1b is the most common haplogroup found in German Shepherds.

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Through Groucho’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.53

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A1a

Groucho’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.53

Groucho’s Haplotype

Part of the A1a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in Golden Retrievers, Border Collies, and the Coton de Tulear.

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Dogs with A1a lineage travelled during European Colonial times.

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