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Liza Jane

Mixed Breed

“Pit-Tzu * Shih-T-Bull / Scruffy little dynamo with an adorable underbite and beard. Super smart, endlessly entertaining and totally lovable. Loves toys, treats, belly rubs, playing fetch, hide and seek, going for walks and trips to the park. A little athlete, she runs super fast, jumps, hops and climbs. Sweet, goofy girl who loves people and makes friends with everyone she meets.”

Place of birth
Caddo Parish Animal Shelter, Monty Street, Shreveport, LA, USA
Location
Kenner, Louisiana, USA
From
Harvey, Louisiana, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

50.0% American Pit Bull Terrier
50.0% Shih Tzu
American Pit Bull Terrier American Pit Bull Terrier
The American Pit Bull Terrier originated in the British Isles and descends from the Mastiff-type dogs introduced to England in antiquity. The breed was brought over to the United States by English immigrants in the 1800s, and quickly became one of the most popular and widespread breeds there.
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Shih Tzu Shih Tzu
This ancient breed is the perfect lapdog. Sweet and easygoing, they want nothing more than to be close to their humans.
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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness:

1.2 % MEDIUM

Predicted Adult Weight:

26 lbs

Genetic Age:

19 human years

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DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
American Pit Bull Terrier
Shih Tzu
Changes to this dog’s profile
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  • On 3/3/2019 changed name from "Liza" to "Liza Jane"

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

Through Liza Jane’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

C2

Haplotype

C42/54/55

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C2

Liza Jane’s Haplogroup

C2 is a very old female lineage found more commonly among English Setters, English Bulldogs, and American Eskimo Dogs. We also see C2 in village dogs in South Asia. Rather than having a few characteristic breeds representing this lineage particularly well, it is present in a few uncommon individuals of many different breeds. Unlike some European breed lineages that have seen skyrocketing popularity along the path to the modern dogs we see today, C2 tends to reflect the deep history of man's best friend.

C42/54/55

Liza Jane’s Haplotype

Part of the C2 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in mixed breed dogs.

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You can often find his haplogroup in the lovable English Bulldog.

This 'Paternal Haplotype' tab is for deep ancestral lineage going back thousands of years.

For recent ancestry—"What breeds did my dog inherit from her mom and dad?"—please refer to the Breed, Family Tree, or Summary tab.

The Paternal Haplotype refers to a dog’s deep ancestral lineage stretching back thousands of years, before there were any distinct breeds of dog. We determine the Paternal Haplotype 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 Liza Jane is a female (XX) dog, she has no Y-chromosome for us to analyze and determine a paternal haplotype.