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  • Photo of Milo, an Eastern European Village Dog and Pekingese mix in Dobra, Județul Hunedoara, Romania Photo of Milo, an Eastern European Village Dog and Pekingese mix in Dobra, Județul Hunedoara, Romania

“Sweet Natured rescue boy who is scared of squeeky toys! Rescued from a kill shelter In Romania and let down twice for a new home and we adopted him just in time. Travelled for 3 days to get here and safely delivered Nov 2020 aged 2yr. So very well natured and just loved a cuddle and affection. He is highly food motivated but he's super switched on so puzzles and games are a great source of fun for him! Has even learn to ring the doggy door bell to go to the toilet!”

Place of Birth

Dobra, Județul Hunedoara, Romania

Current Location

Wellingborough, England, United Kingdom

From

Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

This dog has been viewed and been given 29 wags

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Eastern European Village Dog

Europe is the cradle of many dog breeds which were formed from free-breeding village dogs living in Europe for many millenia. Some of these dogs eventually became the founders of many popular dog breeds today, though most village dogs just continued living on as free-breeding village dogs even after the formation of modern breeds.

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Pekingese

Pekingese were dogs bred for centuries to be the prized companions of the imperial family of China. Today they are still cherished family companions and show dogs who greet everyone they meet with dignity and grace.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

1.2 % MEDIUM

Predicted Adult Weight

21 lbs

Genetic Age
35 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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Eastern European Village Dog
Pekingese

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Through Milo’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

A1b

Haplotype

A390

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A1b

Milo’s Haplogroup

This female lineage was very likely one of the original lineages in the wolves that were first domesticated into dogs in Central Asia about 15,000 years ago. Since then, the lineage has been very successful and travelled the globe! Dogs from this group are found in ancient Bronze Age fossils in the Middle East and southern Europe. By the end of the Bronze Age, it became exceedingly common in Europe. These dogs later became many of the dogs that started some of today's most popular breeds, like German Shepherds, Pugs, Whippets, English Sheepdogs and Miniature Schnauzers. During the period of European colonization, the lineage became even more widespread as European dogs followed their owners to far-flung places like South America and Oceania. It's now found in many popular breeds as well as village dogs across the world!

A390

Milo’s Haplotype

Part of the A1b haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in mixed breed dogs.

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A1b is the most common haplogroup found in German Shepherds.

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Through Milo’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.

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D

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H7

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D

Milo’s Haplogroup

The D paternal lineage is very common in well-known populations of dogs. Breeds belonging to the D lineage likely have direct male ancestors that can be traced all the way back to the origin of domestic dogs themselves! One popular breed that commonly sports a D lineage is the Boxer. Boxers were developed in the late 19th century from Mastiff dogs, so it is no surprise that D is well represented among Mastiffs, Bulldogs, as well as Terriers. Intriguingly, D is also found among Lhasa Apsos, an ancient Tibetan breed, and Afghan Hounds. While the presence of this lineage in Polynesia or the New World can be chalked up to interbreeding with European dogs brought during voyages of discovery or later settlement, D is also well represented among village dog populations in the Middle East and Africa. If the fact that we find dogs bearing a D lineage in the Middle East (not to mention the large amount of diversity among Middle Eastern D lineage males) is any indication of ancient residence in that region, then the presence among Oceanian village dogs is peculiar. Rather, it may be that D is part of a broader Eurasian group of ancient paternal lineages which disappeared from the eastern portion of its original range, persisting in the island of New Guinea as well as West Asia and Africa. With the rise of Mastiff breeds, the D lineage received a new life as it became common among many types of working dogs.

H7

Milo’s Haplotype

Part of the D haplogroup, this common haplotype has been found in French Bulldogs, Afghan Hounds, Bull Terriers, and village dogs spanning from South America to Africa and into the South Pacific.

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The D paternal lineage is common in Boxers.

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