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Oliver

Cheeks

  • Photo of Oliver, a Cheeks  in Long Branch, New Jersey, USA Photo of Oliver, a Cheeks  in Long Branch, New Jersey, USA

“Oliver aka Oliver the Genius is a 7lb black & white deer-nose Chihuahua, originally from a litter of puppies born in Central NJ. He is super affectionate with the few people he trusts, but shy around strangers (both human and dog). However he loves cats, and always plays with the kitty friends which he shares his home with. Oliver is a big fan of food - he will bark if you eat near him and sometimes steal from your hand. He knows commands like “go in a circle” and “shake”. He’s just the sweetest”

Current Location
Long Branch, New Jersey, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Cheeks

87.7% Chihuahua
12.3% Pekingese
Chihuahua Chihuahua
Chihuahuas have a huge personality that defies their tiny frame, known to be highly active and intelligent canines.
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Pekingese 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


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Pekingese
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  • On 5/12/2020 changed handle from "oliver917" to "oliverthegenius"

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

Through Oliver’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

B1

Haplotype

B82

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B1

Oliver’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.

B82

Oliver’s Haplotype

Part of the B1 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in mixed breed dogs.

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The B1 haplogroup can be found in village dogs like the Peruvian Village Dog, pictured above.

Through Oliver’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.22

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A1a

Oliver’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.22

Oliver’s Haplotype

Part of the A1a haplogroup, the H1a.22 haplotype occurs most commonly in Chinese Cresteds and Chihuahuas. We've also spotted it in American Village Dogs.

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Dogs with A1a lineage travelled during European Colonial times.