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Samson

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“He was $5 to adopt at the pound. I was told he was a Shiba Inu/Chihuahua mix. Boy was that off. He was about 8 when I got him in 2016. He’s been a great companion. He definitely has his quirks. He likes to mark his territory, he’s not a fan of small children, he thinks he can beat any dog up when out of the house but loves the company of other dogs in the house. He gives the best hugs and likes to give high fives. He’s a good snuggler too.”

Current Location

Lehigh Acres, Florida, USA

From

Fort Myers, FL, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Miniature Pinscher

The Miniature Pinscher is a small breed of dog originating from Germany. The breed's earliest ancestors may have included the German Pinscher mixed with Italian greyhounds and dachshunds.

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Pomeranian

The Pomeranian is a cocky, animated companion with an extroverted personality.

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American Eskimo Dog

American Eskimo Dogs belong to the spitz family and they actually came from Germany. They got their start in American circuses due to their intelligence. Today, Eskies make wonderful family pets.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

5.8 % HIGH

Dogs Like Samson

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DNA Breed Origins

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Miniature Pinscher
Pomeranian
American Eskimo Dog

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Breed Reveal Video

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

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Through Samson’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

A1a

Haplotype

A397

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A1a

Samson’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.

A397

Samson’s Haplotype

Part of the A1a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in Pembroke Welsh Corgis.

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Through Samson’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

A1b

Haplotype

Ha.44

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A1b

Samson’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.44

Samson’s Haplotype

Part of the A1b haplogroup, this haplotype occurs primarily in Poodles and Belgian Sheepdogs.

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Great Danes and Pomeranians have this in common!

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