Mimi

Mixed Breed

  • Photo of Mimi, a Golden Retriever and Australian Shepherd mix in Seattle, Washington, USA Photo of Mimi, a Golden Retriever and Australian Shepherd mix in Seattle, Washington, USA
    May 2019. NEDA Walk.

“Mimi is a rescue from Moses Lake in Washington. We adopted her the day before she was planned to be euthanized by the shelter she was being held at. Mimi is 9 years old, and a total sweetheart. She's an oddball too, she refuses to fetch unless its a ball on a lake, and in the past 8 years we've never been able to make her howl. We're curious to figure out what she really is- since she at times doesn't even act like a dog. Passed away 10/3/2020 due to brain tumor.”

Instagram tag
@mimi.the.doggo

Current Location
Seattle, Washington, USA
From
Moses Lake, WA, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

60.8% Golden Retriever
29.8% Australian Shepherd
5.7% Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherd
3.7% American Eskimo Dog
Golden Retriever Golden Retriever
Developed as an ideal hunting retriever, the Golden Retriever's eagerness to please and friendliness has made them an extremely popular family pet.
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Australian Shepherd Australian Shepherd
Australian Shepherds are an energetic mid-sized breed that make the perfect companion.
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Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherd Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherd
Miniature American Shepherds (also known as Miniature Australian Shepherds, or Mini Aussies) have the trainability, intelligence and energy of the larger Aussie cousins, and excel at outdoors activities and agility competitions.
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American Eskimo Dog American Eskimo Dog
American Eskimo Dogs belong to the spitz family and they actually came from Germany. They got their start in American circuses due to their intelligence. Today, Eskies make wonderful family pets.
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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

1.4 % MEDIUM Learn More

Predicted Adult Weight
Genetic Age
92 human years Learn More
Based on the date of birth provided

Breed Mix Matches

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DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
Golden Retriever
Australian Shepherd
Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherd
American Eskimo Dog

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

Through Mimi’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

A1a

Haplotype

A16/17/99/100

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A1a

Mimi’s Haplogroup

A1a is the most common maternal lineage among Western dogs. This lineage traveled from the site of dog domestication in Central Asia to Europe along with an early dog expansion perhaps 10,000 years ago. It hung around in European village dogs for many millennia. Then, about 300 years ago, some of the prized females in the line were chosen as the founding dogs for several dog breeds. That set in motion a huge expansion of this lineage. It's now the maternal lineage of the overwhelming majority of Mastiffs, Labrador Retrievers and Gordon Setters. About half of Boxers and less than half of Shar-Pei dogs descend from the A1a line. It is also common across the world among village dogs, a legacy of European colonialism.

A16/17/99/100

Mimi’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1a haplogroup, this common haplotype is found in village dogs across the globe. Among breed dogs, we find it most frequently in Labrador Retrievers, Newfoundlands, German Shepherd Dogs, and Golden Retrievers.

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Shar Pei dogs think A1a is the coolest!

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