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Koa

Mixed Breed

“I am a rescue and had a rough start, I was chained up with my sister and abandoned. But my humans came and gave me the best life! I love agility class, going to the river, and making sure the squirrels stay out of our yard!”

Current Location
Willoughby, Ohio, USA
From
Lake Humane Society, Tyler Boulevard, Mentor, OH, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

47.9% Mountain Cur
20.0% Plott
10.9% Labrador Retriever
10.9% American Leopard Hound
10.3% Collie
Mountain Cur Mountain Cur
Mountain Curs are an American breed of treeing hound. Developed in the South—particularly Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee—Mountain Curs are an all-American breed that has been prized for years as excellent hunting companions and loyal pets.
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Plott Plott
The Plott is a rare hunting breed that has the distinction of being the state dog of North Carolina.
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Labrador Retriever 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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American Leopard Hound American Leopard Hound
The American Leopard Hound is an affectionate and energetic scenthound believed to be one of the oldest treeing breeds in the Americas. As you may have guessed by the name, this breed is commonly merle-patterned, although they also come in red, blue, brindle, and other colors. Most American Leopard Hounds are working dogs.
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Collie Collie
Collies are attractive herding dogs, boasting a beautiful coat while being highly intelligent. They also make for extremely loyal and sweet family pets.
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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

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Breed Mix Matches

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A Mix Match of 100 means they are the exact same breed mix!

DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
Mountain Cur
Plott
Labrador Retriever
American Leopard Hound
Collie

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Mixed Mountain Cur mix Collie / Plott mix Mountain Cur mix Plott / Labrador Retriever mix Mountain Cur Mountain Cur mix Collie Plott mix Mountain Cur Mountain Cur mix Plott mix Labrador Retriever mix

Breed Reveal Video

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

Through Koa’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

A435

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A1e

Koa’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!

A435

Koa’s Haplotype

Part of the A1e haplogroup, the A435 haplotype occurs most commonly in Russell-type Terriers. It's a rare find!

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Irish Wolfhounds are a consistent carrier of A1e.

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