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“We adopted him from a local shelter on 9/7/2019. We had actually gone to adopt him 2 months earlier from the same shelter but we were too late. Fast forward & his adopter posted him for free online. I immediately contacted the shelter and they got him back. A week later we got to take him home. He now lives the country life with his 7 cat siblings.”

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Current Location

Cleveland, Tennessee, USA

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McKamey Animal Center, North Access Road, Chattanooga, TN, USA

This dog has been viewed and been given 31 wags

Genetic Breed Result

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Akita

The Akita is a large breed of dog originating from the mountainous northern regions of Japan.

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

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Through Kenji’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

B2

Haplotype

B33

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B2

Kenji’s Haplogroup

B2 is a very rare maternal line. It is present in the ancient Canaan Dog, Akita, and Indian village dog. The distribution between two ancient dog breeds suggests that this may have been a more common lineage in the past, and has been declined more recently.

B33

Kenji’s Haplotype

Part of the small B2 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Akitas. It’s a rare find!

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This Canaan Dog descends from this rare maternal line.

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Through Kenji’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

C

Haplotype

H5a

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C

Kenji’s Haplogroup

C is a relatively rare paternal lineage. The dog populations which bear C are a disparate bunch. The Akita and Shiba Inu are Japanese breeds, the former of which seems to have roots in the Jomon population of hunter-gatherers which were present in the islands of Japan before the ancestors of the modern Japanese arrived. The New Guinea Singing Dog, Samoyed, and Alaska Malamute are all disparate breeds that also represent the C lineage. One village dog from Peru also bore this lineage. This wide distribution and diversity suggest C is not a recently expanded lineage. It likely represents a canid lineage which diversified sometime around the Last Glacial Maximum, when the dogs of Siberia and Oceania split off and went their separate ways.

H5a

Kenji’s Haplotype

Part of the C haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Akitas and Alaskan Malamutes.

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The Shiba Inu descends from this relativey rare haplogroup.

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