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Josie

Australian Shepherd

“Josie is a sweet, mellow girl. She is very smart, independent and curious. She loves her belly rubs and TREATS!”

Place of Birth

New Hope Farm, Pope Hill Road, Forestville, NY, USA

Current Location

Esperance, New York, USA

From

New Hope Farm, Pope Hill Road, Forestville, NY, USA

This dog has been viewed and been given 8 wags

Genetic Breed Result

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Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherds are an energetic mid-sized breed that make the perfect companion.

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Australian Shepherd

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Here’s what Josie’s family tree may have looked like.
While there may be other possible configurations of her family’s relationships, this is the most likely family tree to explain Josie’s breed mix.

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Traits

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Through Josie’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

E

Haplotype

E11

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E

Josie’s Haplogroup

Haplogroup E is a very rare maternal line, present primarily in Northern breed dogs and dogs with some level of recent gray wolf ancestry.

E11

Josie’s Haplotype

The E haplogroup in general is not common. It has been found in dogs with some level of background mixing with its wolf-like ancestors.

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

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