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Miggy

Shihpoo (11.3% unresolved)

“I got Miggy as a little puppy. I had just lost my shih tau who was only 8 years old and the love of my life. He died suddenly and I was distraught. A neighbor was playing with a puppy and I stopped in to say hi and meet it. They asked where Mushu was and I burst into tears. They offered for me to have Miggy, It didn't take much. Maybe 1 phone call and I took him immediately. He was a determined head strong not the smartest pup. But has turned into the most amazing friend. I adore hime”

Place of Birth

Los Angeles, California, USA

Current Location

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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Embark Supermutt analysis

What’s in that Supermutt? There may be small amounts of DNA from these distant ancestors:

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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Poodle (Small)

A highly intelligent and playful dog, Miniature and Toy Poodles make for great lap dogs and companions.

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Shih Tzu
Poodle (Small)
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Here’s what Miggy’s family tree may have looked like.
Miggy
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Shih Tzu mix Shih Tzu mix Shih Tzu Poodle (Small) mix Shih Tzu Poodle (Small) / Shih Tzu mix Shih Tzu Shih Tzu Poodle (Small) Mixed Shih Tzu Shih Tzu Poodle (Small) Shih Tzu mix
While there may be other possible configurations of his family’s relationships, this is the most likely family tree to explain Miggy’s breed mix.

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Through Miggy’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

B1

Haplotype

B84

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B1

Miggy’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.

B84

Miggy’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in Golden Retrievers, Beagles, and Staffordshire Terriers.

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

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Through Miggy’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

B

Haplotype

H15.7

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B

Miggy’s Haplogroup

B is a relatively rare paternal line that has only recently started to expand. The dominant lineage among the ancient Shih Tzu breed, it is also found among Tibetan Spaniels. Outside of these two breeds, B seems to be a particularly common paternal line among the village dogs of India and Southeast Asia, though it is found as far afield as Africa and down into Oceania. Considering that it is particularly diverse in northern India, it could be that this lineage hung out mostly in South Asia after the expansion of domestic dogs from Central Asia. Because it is present in Mongolia as well, it may not be surprising that ancient East Asian dog breeds are also part of this lineage. Alternatively, perhaps males representing this lineage headed north out of southern Eurasia, which eventually gave rise to the Shih Tzu and may have inspired stylistic representations of lions in ancient China!

H15.7

Miggy’s Haplotype

Part of the B haplogroup, this haplotype has been found in village dogs in Qatar and India. Unlike most other haplotypes within the B haplogroup, we do see this in a select few breed dogs. Specifically, it occurs in the Shih Tzu and Tibetan Spaniel.

The B Haplogroup is most commonly found the adorable Shih Tzu breed.

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