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Lucky

Miniature Schnauzer

  • Photo of Lucky, a Miniature Schnauzer  in Florida, USA Photo of Lucky, a Miniature Schnauzer  in Florida, USA
    Petfinder photo, August 2008

“LOOKING FOR CLOSE RELATIVES! ••••••••••••• Lucky was listed for adoption on Petfinder.com in Naples, Florida around August 5, 2008. I was told that Lucky and his sister were left in a box on the side of the road around 2 months old... by a breeder of some kind. His sister (called “Grace” to Lucky’s “Will”) was adopted < 1 week before Lucky. CAN’T FIND SISTER. ••• Health: 13.5 lbs 4 teeth pulled. Diagnosed very minor heart murmur 2016, on Vetmedin since 2018.”

Place of Birth
Florida, USA
Current Location
New York, USA
From
Naples, Florida, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Miniature Schnauzer

100.0% Miniature Schnauzer
Miniature Schnauzer Miniature Schnauzer
Miniature Schnauzers are an alert and spirited breed with guard dog tendencies.
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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

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

Through Lucky’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

A1e

Haplotype

A276

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A1e

Lucky’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!

A276

Lucky’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1e haplogroup, this haplotype has been spotted in village dogs in French Polynesia. Among breeds, it occurs in both small (French Bulldog, Miniature Schnauzers, Dachshunds) and large (Great Danes, Bullmastiffs) breeds.

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Irish Wolfhounds are a consistent carrier of A1e.

Through Lucky’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

A1

Haplotype

Ha.1

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A1

Lucky’s Haplogroup

A1 is the male lineage in several breeds that aren't very closely related to each other. Gordon Setters, Newfoundlands, and Miniature Schnauzers all had male founders from this paternal line, and now many males in those breeds carry their Y chromosome. Each of these breeds started in the past 200-300 years, and their founders must have included dogs that trace back to the same male ancestors deeper in dog evolutionary time, stretching all the way back to when dogs were first domesticated in Central Asia about 15,000 years ago. Unlike many Y chromosome (male) lineages found in European and recent American breeds, only one village dog (in Alaska) carries an A1 Y chromosome, indicating that the breeds from this lineage probably didn't travel around the world with European colonization as much as some other breeds.

Ha.1

Lucky’s Haplotype

The lone member of the A1 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs in Newfoundlands, Miniature Schnauzers, Gordon Setters, and village dogs in Alaska.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

The Newfoundland is from the A1 paternal line.