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Meeshka

Siberian Husky

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“Meeshka is a unique individual who has her own mind and her own will. She is very pack oriented and thankfully, considers my husband and I to be her pack. She's the best greeter, has her own vocabulary and loves to cut loose in the snow. She's also an incredible comedian, always making us laugh! She's loyal and extremely loving. I've never know a "dog" like her before. She's truly one of a kind and we can't wait to find out more about her DNA.”

Place of Birth

California, USA

Current Location

Arnold, California, USA

From

Modesto, CA, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Siberian Husky

Bred initially in Northern Siberia, the Siberian Husky is a medium-sized working dog who is quick and light on their feet. Their moderately compact and well furred body, erect ears and brush tail suggest their Northern heritage. Huskies are very active and energetic and are known for being long distance sled dogs.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

4 % HIGH

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Breed Reveal Video

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

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Through Meeshka’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

A4

Haplotype

A453

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A4

Meeshka’s Haplogroup

The A4 maternal lineage is fairly rare. It is found in Cocker Spaniels, but A4 is also represented well among East Asian breeds including the Chinese Crested Dog, Shar-Pei and Shih Tzu. Moving away from Asia, it is also found among Chihuahuas (a very old breed!) and village dogs in Peru. This may be a lineage that moved into Western breeds because of their owners' tendencies to mix them up with Eastern breeds in the early modern period.

A453

Meeshka’s Haplotype

Part of the A4 haplogroup, the A453 haplotype occurs most commonly in Lhasa Apsos and Chihuahuas.

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The popular Chihuahua breed descends from the A4 maternal line.

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

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