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Plott

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  • Photo of Juniper, a Plott  in Arlington, Virginia, USA Photo of Juniper, a Plott  in Arlington, Virginia, USA
    This picture was taken when we first got June. We were all still getting to know each other!

“We adopted Juniper when she was almost 4 years old. It took her a little while to come out of her shell, but she is actually the most affectionate snuggle bug a family can ask for! When she isn't napping, her hobbies include exploring and following her nose at the dog park, giving kisses, frolicking in the snow, and playing tag with her feline sister, Merrybell. She is a little afraid of loud noises, but she is a brave guard dog. Her favorite treats are peanut butter and bully sticks.”

Current Location

Arlington, Virginia, USA

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Animal Welfare League of Arlington, South Arlington Mill Drive, Arlington, VA, USA

This dog has been viewed and been given 51 wags

Genetic Breed Result

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Plott

The Plott is a rare hunting breed that has the distinction of being the state dog of North Carolina.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

0.9 % MEDIUM

Predicted Adult Weight

52 lbs

Genetic Age
50 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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

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Through Juniper’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

A1b

Haplotype

A361/409/611

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A1b

Juniper’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!

A361/409/611

Juniper’s Haplotype

Part of the A1b haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in German Shepherd Dogs, Poodles, and Shiloh Shepherds.

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A1b is the most common haplogroup found in German Shepherds.

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

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