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  • Photo of Josie, a Bulldog, Labrador Retriever, and Cairn Terrier mix in Dyreværnet, Islevdalvej, Rødovre, Danmark Photo of Josie, a Bulldog, Labrador Retriever, and Cairn Terrier mix in Dyreværnet, Islevdalvej, Rødovre, Danmark

“Josie is affectionate, cuddly, social, playful, driven, outgoing and very communicative. Quick learner and loves new experiences. Favorite games are playing freespee, pulling game and nose work. Very loving with children and highly occupied with detecting mice, rats and other small furry animals. Adoptet at shelter Rødovre Dyreinternat (Denmark) in January 2012 at 10 weeks old. Her mother Daisy was a golden medium sized mix breed. If I recall correctly Josie has 5 litter siblings.”

Place of Birth

Dyreværnet, Islevdalvej, Rødovre, Danmark

Current Location

Sjælland, Danmark

From

Dyreværnet, Islevdalvej, Rødovre, Danmark

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Registration

Microchip: 20824600019151

Genetic Breed Result

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Bulldog

Originally a bull-baiting dog, bulldogs today are gentle and loving while still carrying the stocky frame of their forbearers.

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Labrador Retriever

The Labrador Retriever was bred for hunting and excelled in retrieving game after it was shot down. Known for its gentle disposition and loyalty, the Labrador Retriever has become a favorite of families and breeders alike.

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Cairn Terrier

The Cairn Terrier is one of the oldest of the terrier breeds, originating in the Scottish Highlands and recognized as one of Scotland's earliest working dogs.

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Smooth Fox Terrier

The Smooth Fox Terrier has the distinction of being the first terrier recognized by the Kennel Club in the United Kingdom. Doesn’t sound impressive? Well, it is! The breed received this honor in 1875, which is a good deal earlier than most other breeds, terrier or not. Their notoriety stems partly from the fact that they have been a popular and distinct breed for quite some time, at least since the 18th century. They made their way to the United States not long after, and they were officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

0.8 % MEDIUM

Predicted Adult Weight

40 lbs

Genetic Age
77 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Bulldog
Labrador Retriever
Cairn Terrier
Smooth Fox Terrier

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Josie
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Bulldog mix Bulldog mix Bulldog Labrador Retriever / Cairn Terrier mix Bulldog Labrador Retriever / Cairn Terrier mix Bulldog Bulldog Labrador Retriever Cairn Terrier mix Bulldog Bulldog Labrador Retriever Cairn Terrier mix

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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

C1

Haplotype

C1

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C1

Josie’s Haplogroup

Congratulations, C1 is a very exotic female lineage! It is more closely associated with maternal lineages found in wolves, foxes and jackals than with other dog lineages. So it seems dogs in this group have a common male dog ancestor who, many thousands of years ago, mated with a female wolf! This is not a common lineage in any breed, though a good number of German Shepherds and Doberman Pinchers are C1. It is also found in breeds as diverse as Peruvian Inca Orchids and Pekingese; it is rarely found amongst Labrador Retrievers, Border Collies, Siberian Huskies, or Cocker Spaniels. Despite its fascinating origins, it is widely distributed around the globe, and even shows up frequently among Peruvian village dogs. It almost certainly survived at low frequency in Europe for millennia and then was dispersed outside of Europe by colonialism, though not as successfully as some other lineages.

C1

Josie’s Haplotype

Part of the C1 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs commonly in village dogs in Peru, and has also been spotted in South America, the Middle East, and through South Asia into Fiji. The breeds that show this haplotype most frequently are the Yorkshire Terriers, Peruvian Inca Orchids, and West Highland white Terriers.

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The C1 maternal line is commonly found in Jackals.

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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.

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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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