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Moggie (Mogwai)

Chihuahua

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“Moggie was found wandering the streets of Great Neck, NY the night of December 9, 2011, as a winter storm was moving in. He was skeletal, scared, shivering, had bite marks and scars, and his whiskers were burned. Mom found him walking home from the train, and no one claimed him or had reported a lost dog. Dad didn't want him at first, but Mogwai's smarts and personality quickly changed his mind. You can see in the picture Dad loved him very much! At 9#, Moggie is alpha!”

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Genetic Breed Result

Moggie (Mogwai)

Moggie (Mogwai)

Chihuahua
100.0% Chihuahua

Chihuahua

Chihuahuas have a huge personality that defies their tiny frame, known to be highly active and intelligent canines.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

0.3 % LOW

Predicted Adult Weight

5 lbs

Genetic Age
78 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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

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Through Moggie (Mogwai)’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

A4

Haplotype

A208

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A4

Moggie (Mogwai)’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.

A208

Moggie (Mogwai)’s Haplotype

Part of the small A4 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs in Chinese Crested dogs, Toy Fox Terriers, Miniature Pinschers, and village dogs in Mexico.

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The popular Chihuahua breed descends from the A4 maternal line.

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Through Moggie (Mogwai)’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

A1a

Haplotype

H1a.4

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A1a

Moggie (Mogwai)’s Haplogroup

Some of the wolves that became the original dogs in Central Asia around 15,000 years ago came from this long and distinguished line of male dogs. After domestication, they followed their humans from Asia to Europe and then didn't stop there. They took root in Europe, eventually becoming the dogs that founded the Vizsla breed 1,000 years ago. The Vizsla is a Central European hunting dog, and all male Vizslas descend from this line. During the Age of Exploration, like their owners, these pooches went by the philosophy, "Have sail, will travel!" From the windy plains of Patagonia to the snug and homey towns of the American Midwest, the beaches of a Pacific paradise, and the broad expanse of the Australian outback, these dogs followed their masters to the outposts of empires. Whether through good fortune or superior genetics, dogs from the A1a lineage traveled the globe and took root across the world. Now you find village dogs from this line frolicking on Polynesian beaches, hanging out in villages across the Americas, and scavenging throughout Old World settlements. You can also find this "prince of patrilineages" in breeds as different as German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Pugs, Border Collies, Scottish Terriers, and Irish Wolfhounds. No male wolf line has been as successful as the A1a line!

H1a.4

Moggie (Mogwai)’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs in village dogs in Colombia. It is common in small dogs like Dachshund, Miniature Dachshund, and Chihuahuas, but can also be found in larger breeds like Golden Retrievers.

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Dogs with A1a lineage travelled during European Colonial times.

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