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Luma

Boykin Spaniel

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  • Photo of Luma, a Boykin Spaniel  in Warren, New Hampshire, USA Photo of Luma, a Boykin Spaniel  in Warren, New Hampshire, USA
    Fall 2020, rocking the wheel chair.

“We adopted Luma from a Maine shelter in 2015. Road Trip Home Animal Rescue transported her from Georgia to Maine. Rescuer said she was advertised online. Vets estimate she is 13. Luma LOVES to swim and play fetch. She came to us knowing basic commands. She dives underwater and enjoys eating things she shouldn’t. At the age of 10 Luma start exhibiting signs of an undiagnosable neurological disease and she now uses a wheel chair.”

Current Location
Warren, New Hampshire, USA
From
Kennebunk, ME, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Boykin Spaniel

100.0% Boykin Spaniel
Boykin Spaniel Boykin Spaniel
The Boykin Spaniel is a compact hunter that hails from South Carolina. This is a relatively new breed that excels at retrieving on land and in water. These guys are very intelligent and compassionate, and they make wonderful pets.
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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

1.2 % MEDIUM Learn More

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Breed Reveal Video

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

Through Luma’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

A25

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A1e

Luma’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!

A25

Luma’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1e haplogroup, we have detected this haplotype in village dogs in Mexico. We also see it in Irish Wolfhounds, Great Pyrenees, Brittanys, and Labrador Retrievers.

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