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Sookie

Coton de Tulear

“Sookie is a Tall Coton and a credentialed therapy dog. We work together as a therapy dog team at school, and we love visiting multiple settings to share Sookie snuggles. Instagram @therapydogsookie”

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@therapydogsookie

Place of Birth

Portugal

Current Location

Hampton, New Hampshire, USA

This dog has been viewed and been given 11 wags

Registration

American Kennel Club (AKC): MB05162901

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Coton de Tulear

The Coton de Tulear is a smaller breed with a cotton-like coat and lovable personality. They come from Madagascar, where they have been everything from pets of the royal family to free-ranging street dogs. They’re known as the “Royal Dog of Madagascar” and have been honored as such on a postage stamp.

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Here’s what Sookie’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 Sookie’s breed mix.

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Through Sookie’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

A401

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A1b

Sookie’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!

A401

Sookie’s Haplotype

Part of the A1b haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in the Coton de Tulear.

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

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