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Yakutian Laika

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“Joyfull fluffy bear”

Place of Birth

Arinthod, France

Current Location

Valentigney, Bourgogne Franche-Comté, France

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Arinthod, France

This dog has been viewed and been given 32 wags

Genetic Breed Result

Yakutian Laika

Olwyn

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Yakutian Laika

The Yakutian Laika is a recently recognized breed with a long history. Laikas are spitz-type dogs from Russia, bred for hunting, sledding, and other tasks. The Yakutian Laika, specifically, was bred by the Yakutes in Russian Siberia; they were the first people to utlize a dog in sled pulling. Today, these dogs can still perform the originally work they were bred for, but they can also make wonderful, active family companions.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

3.7 % HIGH

Predicted Adult Weight

56 lbs

Genetic Age
32 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 Olwyn’s breed mix, but this family tree may not be the only possible one.

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Through Olwyn’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

A1e

Haplotype

A246

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A1e

Olwyn’s Haplogroup

This female lineage likely stems from some of the original Central Asian wolves that were domesticated into modern dogs starting about 15,000 years ago. It seemed to be a fairly rare dog line for most of dog history until the past 300 years, when the lineage seemed to “explode” out and spread quickly. What really separates this group from the pack is its presence in Alaskan village dogs and Samoyeds. It is possible that this was an indigenous lineage brought to the Americas from Siberia when people were first starting to make that trip themselves! We see this lineage pop up in overwhelming numbers of Irish Wolfhounds, and it also occurs frequently in popular large breeds like Bernese Mountain Dogs, Saint Bernards and Great Danes. Shetland Sheepdogs are also common members of this maternal line, and we see it a lot in Boxers, too. Though it may be all mixed up with European dogs thanks to recent breeding events, its origins in the Americas makes it a very exciting lineage for sure!

A246

Olwyn’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1e haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Boston Terriers, Tibetan Terriers, and village dogs in Mongolia.

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Irish Wolfhounds are a consistent carrier of A1e.

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Through Olwyn’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

E

Haplotype

H8.4

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E

Olwyn’s Haplogroup

The E lineage is sticking around to remind dog lovers of a truly ancient ancestor among all modern domestic dogs. Males with this Y chromosome type are reminiscent of dog-like canids reaching deep into the most recent ice age (the Pleistocene). E is much more common among village dogs than breeds. However, it is found as a minor lineage among the Basenji breed, as well as the ancient Canaan dog, which has been present in the Middle East for thousands of years. E is present widely among African village dog populations, as well as among some Mongolian dogs. With its greatest diversity and most frequent occurrences popping up in the Middle East, this lineage extends all the way over into India. Thus, African, South Asian, and Central Asian populations may descend from founders in this region, perhaps somehow tied to the spread of agriculture.

H8.4

Olwyn’s Haplotype

Part of the E haplogroup, we have spotted this rare haplotype in village dogs in southern and eastern India.

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An example of a Basenji.

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