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“SOPHIA”
INTEGRITY BOERBOEL Sophia

Boerboel

“Sophia is loving, adventurous, physically strong, and brave. She keeps close eye on each of my kids and comes to attention when anything moves towards or around them. She is socialized often in parks, stores or around the neighborhood, but strangers have to be properly introduced.”

Current Location
Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA

This dog has been viewed 837 times and been given 3 wags

Registration

Microchip: HOME AGAIN#

Genetic Breed Result

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Boerboel

100.0% Boerboel
Boerboel Boerboel
Bred as a farming dog in South Africa, this breed had to be tough to survive harsh conditions and predators. But these thick-necked protectors are generally calm, so long as they can get some exercise. They are known for being great with kids and families, but you should have a dominant personality or they may be taking you for a walk instead of the other way around.
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Genetic Stats


Predicted Adult Weight

124 lbs Learn More

Genetic Age
23 human years Learn More
Based on the date of birth provided
Changes to this dog’s profile
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  • On 8/26/2019 changed name from "I.B.K. Sophia" to "INTEGRITY BOERBOEL Sophia"
  • On 7/9/2019 changed name from "Sophia" to "I.B.K. Sophia"
  • On 3/26/2019 changed name from "SOUTH AFRICAN BOERBOEL" to "Sophia"
  • On 3/8/2019 changed name from "SOPHIA" to "SOUTH AFRICAN BOERBOEL"

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

Through SOPHIA’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

A1d

Haplotype

A426

Map

A1d

INTEGRITY BOERBOEL Sophia’s Haplogroup

This female lineage can be traced back about 15,000 years to some of the original Central Asian wolves that were domesticated into modern dogs. The early females that represent this lineage were likely taken into Eurasia, where they spread rapidly. As a result, many modern breed and village dogs from the Americas, Africa, through Asia and down into Oceania belong to this group! This widespread lineage is not limited to a select few breeds, but the majority of Rottweilers, Afghan Hounds and Wirehaired Pointing Griffons belong to it. It is also the most common female lineage among Papillons, Samoyeds and Jack Russell Terriers. Considering its occurrence in breeds as diverse as Afghan Hounds and Samoyeds, some of this is likely ancient variation. But because of its presence in many modern European breeds, much of its diversity likely can be attributed to much more recent breeding.

A426

INTEGRITY BOERBOEL Sophia’s Haplotype

Part of the A1d haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in mixed-breed dogs.

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The vast majority of Rottweilers have the A1d haplogroup.

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