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  • Photo of Luna, a Chinese Shar-Pei, Pug, and Russell-type Terrier mix in Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA Photo of Luna, a Chinese Shar-Pei, Pug, and Russell-type Terrier mix in Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
    Luna aka Banana Nut Muffin’s original adoption listing from the CT Humane Society

“Hi, I’m Luna! It’d be a toughie to find a pup sweeter than me. I’m so sweet, in fact, that was found munching on some tasty treats from the bin at a Dunkin Donuts! Even though I do miss the munchkins, I’m happy that I was found and brought to the CT Humane Society. They put my picture online and two days later I had a family and lots of new toys! I love to play, make new friends, snuggle with my family, and run around the dog park as fast as I can! Check out my friends: https://cthumane.org/”

Current Location

Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA

From

Connecticut Humane Society, Russell Road, Newington, CT, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Chinese Shar-Pei

Few dog breeds are more recognizable than the wrinkly Chinese Shar-Pei. This Chinese breed is often compared to a hippopotamus due to its thick muzzle. They also have a characteristic rough, bristly coat, which is how the breed got its name (“Shar-Pei” means “sand skin”). Despite their goofy appearance, Shar-Peis are serious, independent dogs who will loyally protect their owners.

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Pug

The Pug is a breed of dog with a wrinkly, short-muzzled face and curled tail. Pugs are known for being sociable and gentle companion dogs.

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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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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

0.9 % MEDIUM

Predicted Adult Weight

26 lbs

Genetic Age
43 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Chinese Shar-Pei
Pug
Russell-type Terrier

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

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Through Luna’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

A435

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A1e

Luna’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!

A435

Luna’s Haplotype

Part of the A1e haplogroup, the A435 haplotype occurs most commonly in Russell-type Terriers. It's a rare find!

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Irish Wolfhounds are a consistent carrier of A1e.

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

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