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Royal Court's Zigmier Erregine D'Leeuw

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“Loves hiking and just an amazing Schipper. Excellent lineage and diverse pedigree. Direct Belgian and Australian line.”

Place of Birth

Asheville, NC, USA

Current Location

Asheville, NC, USA

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Asheville, NC, USA

This dog has been viewed and been given 12 wags

Registration

American Kennel Club (AKC): NP36808707

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Schipperke

The Schipperke is a small spitz-looking breed from Belgium. These guys were used as watch dogs and ratters, but today they can primarily be found as charming companions.

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  • On 9/23/2020 changed name from "Royal Court's Zigfier Erregine D'Leeuw" to "Royal Court's Zigmier Erregine D'Leeuw"

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Through Zigi’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

A1b

Haplotype

A361/409/611

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A1b

Royal Court's Zigmier Erregine D'Leeuw’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!

A361/409/611

Royal Court's Zigmier Erregine D'Leeuw’s Haplotype

Part of the A1b haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in German Shepherd Dogs, Poodles, and Shiloh Shepherds.

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A1b is the most common haplogroup found in German Shepherds.

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Through Zigi’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.

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A1b

Haplotype

Ha.8

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A1b

Royal Court's Zigmier Erregine D'Leeuw’s Haplogroup

For most of dog history, this haplogroup was probably quite rare. However, a couple hundred years ago it seems to have found its way into a prized male guard dog in Europe who had many offspring, including the ancestors of many European guard breeds such as Doberman Pinchers, St. Bernards, and Great Danes. Despite being rare, many of the most imposing dogs on Earth have it; strangely, so do many Pomeranians! Perhaps this explains why some Poms are so tough, acting like they're ten times their actual size! This lineage is most commonly found in working dogs, in particular guard dogs. With origins in Europe, it spread widely across other regions as Europeans took their dogs across the world.

Ha.8

Royal Court's Zigmier Erregine D'Leeuw’s Haplotype

Part of the A1b haplogroup, this rare haplotype occurs most often in Schipperkes and village dogs in Croatia.

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Great Danes and Pomeranians have this in common!

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