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Simon

Mixed Breed

  • Photo of Simon, a Doberman Pinscher and German Shepherd Dog mix in Texas, USA Photo of Simon, a Doberman Pinscher and German Shepherd Dog mix in Texas, USA

“He is a very sweet boy who likes to chase rabbits. He demands love and attention and it's apparent that he believes he is tiny - no spacial awareness. Simon was saved from death row of a kill shelter in Texas. He was saved by "Shiloh's Road to Hope" and transported to a no-kill shelter here in Wisconsin, where our family adopted him. We love Simon so, so much. He is goofy and playful - always down for an adventure. Our family is blessed to have him.”

Place of Birth
Texas, USA
Current Location
Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA
From
South Wood County Humane Society, 64th Street North, Wisconsin Rapids, WI, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

50.0% Doberman Pinscher
50.0% German Shepherd Dog
Doberman Pinscher 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 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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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

1.2 % MEDIUM Learn More

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DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
Doberman Pinscher
German Shepherd Dog

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

Through Simon’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

Simon’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

Simon’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.

Through Simon’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.13

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A1b

Simon’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.13

Simon’s Haplotype

Part of the A1b haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in Doberman Pinschers.

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Great Danes and Pomeranians have this in common!