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Rusty

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  • Photo of Rusty, a Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd Dog, and American Pit Bull Terrier mix in Mobile, Alabama, USA Photo of Rusty, a Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd Dog, and American Pit Bull Terrier mix in Mobile, Alabama, USA

“Rusty is 50% dobie, 25% shepherd, 25% pittie. He came to us via a shelter. He was attacked by an animal(s) when on his own so he has some scars. He was on death row to be euthanized and was saved by a foster at the last day. He has a beautiful rust colored coat and amber/brown eyes hence his name. He is a handsome dog. He is sensitive, loving, loyal and protective as well as being trained new things weekly. He loves to play with a stuffed toy, frisbee, a stick in the yard or a large ball.”

Place of Birth

Mobile, Alabama, USA

Current Location

Fridley, Minnesota, USA

From

Secondhand Hounds, Baker Road, Minnetonka, MN, USA

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Doberman Pinscher

Doberman Pinschers are a strong and athletic breed that are built to guard and protect.

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German Shepherd Dog

German Shepherds are confident, courageous dogs with a keen sense of smell and notable intelligence. These are active working dogs who excel at many canine sports and tasks -- they are true utility dogs! Their versatility combined with their loyal companionship has them consistently listed as one of the most popular breeds in the United States.

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American Pit Bull Terrier

The American Pit Bull Terrier originated in the British Isles and descends from the Mastiff-type dogs introduced to England in antiquity. The breed was brought over to the United States by English immigrants in the 1800s, and quickly became one of the most popular and widespread breeds there.

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Doberman Pinscher
German Shepherd Dog
American Pit Bull Terrier

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Through Rusty’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.

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A1a

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A17

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A1a

Rusty’s Haplogroup

A1a is the most common maternal lineage among Western dogs. This lineage traveled from the site of dog domestication in Central Asia to Europe along with an early dog expansion perhaps 10,000 years ago. It hung around in European village dogs for many millennia. Then, about 300 years ago, some of the prized females in the line were chosen as the founding dogs for several dog breeds. That set in motion a huge expansion of this lineage. It's now the maternal lineage of the overwhelming majority of Mastiffs, Labrador Retrievers and Gordon Setters. About half of Boxers and less than half of Shar-Pei dogs descend from the A1a line. It is also common across the world among village dogs, a legacy of European colonialism.

A17

Rusty’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1a haplogroup, this common haplotype is found in village dogs across the globe. Among breed dogs, we find it most frequently in Labrador Retrievers, Boxers, and Mastiffs.

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Through Rusty’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

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Ha.3

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A1b

Rusty’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.3

Rusty’s Haplotype

Part of the A1b haplogroup, this haplotype is found in village dogs in Peru and the French Polynesian Islands. It is also common among Doberman Pinscher, Saint Bernard, and Rhodesian Ridgeback.

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Great Danes and Pomeranians have this in common!

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