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Millie Lu

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“Millie Lu was adopted a year ago from Southside SPCA in Virginia. Her nickname is Mills. She is extremely active, loves to swim and play tug’o war. Mills’ momma works in the vet field and has worked hard to help her with her anxiety. Mills and her momma are often found hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains or on the James River.”

Current Location

Richmond, Virginia, USA

From

Southside SPCA, Freestate Rd, Meherrin, VA, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

German Shepherd Dog

German Shepherds are confident, courageous dogs with a keen sense of smell and notable intelligence. These are active working dogs who excel at many canine sports and tasks -- they are true utility dogs! Their versatility combined with their loyal companionship has them consistently listed as one of the most popular breeds in the United States.

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American Pit Bull Terrier

The American Pit Bull Terrier originated in the British Isles and descends from the Mastiff-type dogs introduced to England in antiquity. The breed was brought over to the United States by English immigrants in the 1800s, and quickly became one of the most popular and widespread breeds there.

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Great Pyrenees

The Great Pyrenees is an exceptionally loving dog whose primary function is to protect sheep, goats, livestock, people, children, grass, flowers, the moon, lawn furniture, and any real or imaginary predators that may intrude on your personal space. They have a strong build and an amazing thick white coat that exudes elegance and majesty. They make a great family dog because of their intelligence and steady temperament.

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Boston Terrier

Boston Terriers are lively, intelligent and friendly. Although a small dog, they are strong and sturdy. Owners of this breed find them to be As the breed's name implies, the Boston Terrier originated in the city of Boston in the late 19th century. They're sometimes referred to be their nickname of the "American gentleman" because of their tuxedo-like coat.

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Kuvasz

Kuvaszs are an ancient guardian breed from Hungary. With their white coats and majestic appearance, they are certainly unmistakable. They have long been prized for their ability to guard livestock and the home, and written records of dogs that greatly resemble Kuvaszs date back hundreds of years. They are still well loved today in Hungary and throughout the world.

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Genetic Stats

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
German Shepherd Dog
American Pit Bull Terrier
Great Pyrenees
Boston Terrier
Kuvasz

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Millie Lu
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS American Pit Bull Terrier mix German Shepherd Dog mix American Pit Bull Terrier German Shepherd Dog / Kuvasz mix German Shepherd Dog Great Pyrenees / Boston Terrier mix American Pit Bull Terrier American Pit Bull Terrier German Shepherd Dog Kuvasz mix German Shepherd Dog German Shepherd Dog Great Pyrenees Boston Terrier

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

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Through Millie Lu’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

B51

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B1

Millie Lu’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.

B51

Millie Lu’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, we have spotted this haplotype in French Bulldogs, Maltese, Miniature Schnauzers, and village dogs in Turkey and Belize.

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

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