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Kiah

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    Kiah Grace 8+ years old. Total lovebug! Fall 2021.

“Cupcake's daughter. Kiah is full of affection, love, & she's a little bit spicy. Kiah has a need for speed! She loves to run full-throttle on the beach or any open area of grass. She loves her days at the beach wave jumping. Likes her neighborhood cat and squirrel buddies & the resident otters. At 9 yrs old, she still loves tug, puzzles, games & learning new tricks or commands. Loves snacking on fresh watermelon, strawberries, and carrots. Strongly dislikes celery & large fluffy white poodles.”

Place of Birth

Fresno, California, USA

Current Location

Monterey, California, USA

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California, USA

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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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Boxer

Developed in Germany, the Boxer is a popular family dog: patient, loyal and smart-requiring lots of exercise and proper training. For active families or owners looking for a rambunctious jogging buddy, Boxers may be the perfect breed. Boxers delight their humans with their sense of humor and affectionate nature.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

1.2 % MEDIUM

Predicted Adult Weight

54 lbs

Genetic Age
74 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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DNA Breed Origins

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Australian Shepherd
Boxer

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

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Through Kiah’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

A1e

Haplotype

A285

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A1e

Kiah’s Haplogroup

This female lineage likely stems from some of the original Central Asian wolves that were domesticated into modern dogs starting about 15,000 years ago. It seemed to be a fairly rare dog line for most of dog history until the past 300 years, when the lineage seemed to “explode” out and spread quickly. What really separates this group from the pack is its presence in Alaskan village dogs and Samoyeds. It is possible that this was an indigenous lineage brought to the Americas from Siberia when people were first starting to make that trip themselves! We see this lineage pop up in overwhelming numbers of Irish Wolfhounds, and it also occurs frequently in popular large breeds like Bernese Mountain Dogs, Saint Bernards and Great Danes. Shetland Sheepdogs are also common members of this maternal line, and we see it a lot in Boxers, too. Though it may be all mixed up with European dogs thanks to recent breeding events, its origins in the Americas makes it a very exciting lineage for sure!

A285

Kiah’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1e haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Boxers. It’s a rare find!

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Irish Wolfhounds are a consistent carrier of A1e.

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

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