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Lizzie

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“Lizzie was adopted in Chicago in 2012.”

Current Location

Olympia, Washington, USA

From

Chicago, IL, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Russell-type Terrier

These small, energetic terriers, developed in 19th century England for hunting small game, are now some of the best agility dogs around.

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Toy Fox Terrier

Toy Fox Terriers, like many active and intelligent breeds, can learn to respond to a number of words. Toy Fox Terriers were used commonly in circus shows by clowns, and they are said to make great companions for owners with a good sense of humor

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Rat Terrier

The Rat Terrier is an American dog breed with a background as a farm dog and hunting companion.

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Chihuahua

Chihuahuas have a huge personality that defies their tiny frame, known to be highly active and intelligent canines.

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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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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

2.8 % HIGH

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Russell-type Terrier
Toy Fox Terrier
Rat Terrier
Chihuahua
Mountain Cur

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Lizzie
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Mixed Mountain Cur / Russell-type Terrier mix Rat Terrier / Chihuahua mix Russell-type Terrier / Chihuahua mix Toy Fox Terrier / Rat Terrier mix Mountain Cur Russell-type Terrier Rat Terrier mix Chihuahua mix Russell-type Terrier Chihuahua Toy Fox Terrier Rat Terrier

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

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Through Lizzie’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

A1b

Haplotype

A404

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A1b

Lizzie’s Haplogroup

This female lineage was very likely one of the original lineages in the wolves that were first domesticated into dogs in Central Asia about 15,000 years ago. Since then, the lineage has been very successful and travelled the globe! Dogs from this group are found in ancient Bronze Age fossils in the Middle East and southern Europe. By the end of the Bronze Age, it became exceedingly common in Europe. These dogs later became many of the dogs that started some of today's most popular breeds, like German Shepherds, Pugs, Whippets, English Sheepdogs and Miniature Schnauzers. During the period of European colonization, the lineage became even more widespread as European dogs followed their owners to far-flung places like South America and Oceania. It's now found in many popular breeds as well as village dogs across the world!

A404

Lizzie’s Haplotype

Part of the A1b haplogroup, the A404 haplotype occurs most commonly in Dachshunds. It's a rare find!

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A1b is the most common haplogroup found in German Shepherds.

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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.

Are you looking for information on the breeds that Lizzie 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 Lizzie is a female (XX) dog, she has no Y-chromosome for us to analyze and determine a paternal haplotype.

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