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“Rafiki”
CH Kel Simoon Rafiki N'Sambala CGC RN BCAT

Azawakh

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“Rafiki is the easiest and hardest dog to live with. Wonderful in the house, great with other animals, loving to a fault with his owner. Goes to shows, sporting events, no problems. Does not tolerate people in “his” space, will protect and defend.”

Place of Birth

Greenback, Tennessee, USA

Current Location

Ellenton, Florida, USA

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Ellenton, Florida, USA

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Registration

American Kennel Club (AKC): HP54438903

Genetic Breed Result

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Azawakh

The Azawakh is an elegant and slim West African guardian breed. Bred to guard livestock and hunt, they are an ancient breed that is still found today in countries like Burkina Faso, Niger, and Mali. They are named after the Azawagh Valley, which spans across the aforementioned countries, and they can trace their ancestry to over a thousand years ago. Art that features Azawakh-looking dogs has been dated to over 8,000 years ago.

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Genetic Stats

Predicted Adult Weight

42 lbs

Genetic Age
42 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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Through Rafiki’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

A1d

Haplotype

A424

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A1d

Kel Simoon Rafiki N'Sambala’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.

A424

Kel Simoon Rafiki N'Sambala’s Haplotype

Part of the A1d haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in American Pit Bull Terriers, Barbets, and Staffordshire Terriers.

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The vast majority of Rottweilers have the A1d haplogroup.

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Through Rafiki’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.11

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A1a

Kel Simoon Rafiki N'Sambala’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.11

Kel Simoon Rafiki N'Sambala’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Great Pyrenees and Newfoundlands.

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Dogs with A1a lineage travelled during European Colonial times.

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