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Shih Tzu

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“Lulu was a stray found on the streets. We adopted her from a shelter on 10/13/19. They told us that she was a 3 year old Shih Tzu. She’s the sweetest girl ever. She’s loves to cuddle and be rubbed. She’d rather eat human food than her own. She hasn’t barked since we brought her home. She’s very laid back and calm. Lulu doesn’t seem to be a big fan of dogs. She’s completely potty trained and it seems like she does what she wants when she wants. She’s a good girl and we love her so much.”

Place of Birth

Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA

Current Location

Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA

From

Salem, NH, USA

This dog has been viewed and been given 77 wags

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

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Through Lulu’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

B1

Haplotype

B41

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B1

Lulu’s Haplogroup

B1 is the second most common maternal lineage in breeds of European or American origin. It is the female line of the majority of Golden Retrievers, Basset Hounds, and Shih Tzus, and about half of Beagles, Pekingese and Toy Poodles. This lineage is also somewhat common among village dogs that carry distinct ancestry from these breeds. We know this is a result of B1 dogs being common amongst the European dogs that their conquering owners brought around the world, because nowhere on earth is it a very common lineage in village dogs. It even enables us to trace the path of (human) colonization: Because most Bichons are B1 and Bichons are popular in Spanish culture, B1 is now fairly common among village dogs in Latin America.

B41

Lulu’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Lhasa Apsos. It’s a rare find!

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The B1 haplogroup can be found in village dogs like the Peruvian Village Dog, pictured above.

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

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