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  • Photo of Nicco, a Russell-type Terrier, Bichon Frise, and Chihuahua mix in Cary, North Carolina, USA Photo of Nicco, a Russell-type Terrier, Bichon Frise, and Chihuahua mix in Cary, North Carolina, USA
    2021

“The most unremarkable, yet most remarkable dog in the world”

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Cary, North Carolina, USA

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Newton, NJ, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

Russell-type Terrier

These small, energetic terriers, developed in 19th century England for hunting small game, are now some of the best agility dogs around.

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Bichon Frise

The Bichon Frise is a hypoallergenic, fluffy, white companion breed with a charismatic, cheerful temperament. Known for their clownish antics, the Bichon Frise can put a smile on anyone's face.

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Chihuahua

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

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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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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

0.3 % LOW

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DNA Breed Origins

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Russell-type Terrier
Bichon Frise
Chihuahua
Poodle (Small)

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Russell-type Terrier mix Russell-type Terrier / Poodle (Small) mix Bichon Frise / Chihuahua mix Russell-type Terrier Bichon Frise mix Russell-type Terrier Poodle (Small) mix Bichon Frise Chihuahua Russell-type Terrier Russell-type Terrier Bichon Frise Bichon Frise mix

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

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Through Nicco’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

C2

Haplotype

C42/54/55

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C2

Nicco’s Haplogroup

C2 is a very old female lineage found more commonly among English Setters, English Bulldogs, and American Eskimo Dogs. We also see C2 in village dogs in South Asia. Rather than having a few characteristic breeds representing this lineage particularly well, it is present in a few uncommon individuals of many different breeds. Unlike some European breed lineages that have seen skyrocketing popularity along the path to the modern dogs we see today, C2 tends to reflect the deep history of man's best friend.

C42/54/55

Nicco’s Haplotype

Part of the C2 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in mixed breed dogs.

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You can often find his haplogroup in the lovable English Bulldog.

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Through Nicco’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.35

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A1a

Nicco’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.35

Nicco’s Haplotype

Part of the A1a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in mixed breed dogs.

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Dogs with A1a lineage travelled during European Colonial times.

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