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Poppy

Mixed Ancestry

“Poppy was found wandering the streets north of Houston w/ 2 littermates. They were approximately 4 months old. They were taken to the Harris County Animal Shelter where she was subsequently adopted, but immediately broke with Parvo. Her adopter transferred her into my care and my vet was able to save her. In the end, her adopter felt like I had a better home for her, so she's been with me ever since. She's hilarious, affectionate, goofy, & spoiled. She lives with 4 dogs in Galveston.”

Current Location

Galveston, Texas, USA

From

Harris County Animal Shelter, Canino Road, Houston, TX, USA

This dog has been viewed and been given 6 wags

Registration

Microchip: 911002001357987

Genetic Breed Result

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Old English Sheepdog

The Old English Sheepdog is a spirited breed that likes to show of its working ability and that amazing shaggy coat. These guys have been around since the early 1800's and are still best used as herding dogs. They can make great family pets as long as you are ready to fill their exercise and grooming needs.

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Siberian Husky

Bred initially in Northern Siberia, the Siberian Husky is a medium-sized working dog who is quick and light on their feet. Their moderately compact and well furred body, erect ears and brush tail suggest their Northern heritage. Huskies are very active and energetic and are known for being long distance sled dogs.

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Discover dogs who share a similar breed mix to Poppy. A higher score means the two dogs have more of their breed mix in common. A score of 100% means they share the exact same breed mix!

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Old English Sheepdog
Siberian Husky

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Here’s what Poppy’s family tree may have looked like.
While there may be other possible configurations of her family’s relationships, this is the most likely family tree to explain Poppy’s breed mix.

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Through Poppy’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

A1b

Haplotype

A316

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A1b

Poppy’s Haplogroup

This female lineage was very likely one of the original lineages in the wolves that were first domesticated into dogs in Central Asia about 15,000 years ago. Since then, the lineage has been very successful and travelled the globe! Dogs from this group are found in ancient Bronze Age fossils in the Middle East and southern Europe. By the end of the Bronze Age, it became exceedingly common in Europe. These dogs later became many of the dogs that started some of today's most popular breeds, like German Shepherds, Pugs, Whippets, English Sheepdogs and Miniature Schnauzers. During the period of European colonization, the lineage became even more widespread as European dogs followed their owners to far-flung places like South America and Oceania. It's now found in many popular breeds as well as village dogs across the world!

A316

Poppy’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1b haplogroup, we see this haplotype most frequently in Old English Sheepdogs. It’s a rare find!

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A1b is the most common haplogroup found in German Shepherds.

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

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