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Hoku

American Bully

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“Hoku was rescued from the Ventura County animal shelter in 2017. She is the most loving, sweet and calm dog. Her favorite thing to do is explore, go on car rides and walks, eat and take long naps. She loves every person she meets! 55lbs of pure love! 🧡 Hoku the rescue pup- FB”

Current Location

Carpinteria, California, USA

From

Ventura County Animal Services, Aviation Drive, Camarillo, CA, USA

This dog has been viewed and been given 12 wags

Genetic Breed Result

Hoku

Hoku

American Bully
100.0% American Bully

American Bully

The American Bully may look intimidating with its muscular build, but these dogs are bred to be the ideal family or companion dog. This breed is notable for coming in several different size and type varieties, so there's a lot of diversity in their appearance. They're a newer breed, originating in the 80s and 90s in the United States.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

0.3 % LOW

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Breed Reveal Video

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

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Through Hoku’s mitochondrial DNA we can trace her mother’s ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. This map helps you visualize the routes that her ancestors took to your home. Their story is described below the map.

Haplogroup

A1d

Haplotype

A467

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A1d

Hoku’s Haplogroup

This female lineage can be traced back about 15,000 years to some of the original Central Asian wolves that were domesticated into modern dogs. The early females that represent this lineage were likely taken into Eurasia, where they spread rapidly. As a result, many modern breed and village dogs from the Americas, Africa, through Asia and down into Oceania belong to this group! This widespread lineage is not limited to a select few breeds, but the majority of Rottweilers, Afghan Hounds and Wirehaired Pointing Griffons belong to it. It is also the most common female lineage among Papillons, Samoyeds and Jack Russell Terriers. Considering its occurrence in breeds as diverse as Afghan Hounds and Samoyeds, some of this is likely ancient variation. But because of its presence in many modern European breeds, much of its diversity likely can be attributed to much more recent breeding.

A467

Hoku’s Haplotype

Part of the A1d haplogroup, the A467 haplotype occurs most commonly in Bulldogs, American Bullies and American Pit Bull Terriers.

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The vast majority of Rottweilers have the A1d haplogroup.

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The Paternal Haplotype reveals a dog’s deep ancestral lineage, stretching back thousands of years to the original domestication of dogs.

Are you looking for information on the breeds that Hoku inherited from her mom and dad? Check out her breed breakdown and family tree.

Paternal Haplotype is determined by looking at a dog’s Y-chromosome—but not all dogs have Y-chromosomes!

Why can’t we show Paternal Haplotype results for female dogs?

All dogs have two sex chromosomes. Female dogs have two X-chromosomes (XX) and male dogs have one X-chromosome and one Y-chromosome (XY). When having offspring, female (XX) dogs always pass an X-chromosome to their puppy. Male (XY) dogs can pass either an X or a Y-chromosome—if the puppy receives an X-chromosome from its father then it will be a female (XX) puppy and if it receives a Y-chromosome then it will be a male (XY) puppy. As you can see, Y-chromosomes are passed down from a male dog only to its male offspring.

Since Hoku is a female (XX) dog, she has no Y-chromosome for us to analyze and determine a paternal haplotype.

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