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Shiba Inu

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“We adopted Milo from a family in Runnemede NJ (near Philly) in Jan 2020 when he was about 5 years old. He's enjoying Florida retirement and spends his days mining ALGO, worshipping his dad, raiding his toy box, chasing his shiba brofur, and learning how to be "on duty" from his shiba sister. His favorite pastime is protecting everyone from backyard bugs and lizards. Milo's super spunky; he plays hard, runs hard, sleeps hard, loves hard and is..., well, 18 pounds of pure joy and hilarity.”

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St. Augustine, Florida, USA

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Runnemede, New Jersey, USA

This dog has been viewed and been given 70 wags

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Shiba Inu

The Shiba Inu is the smallest ancient Japanese hunting breed. Saved from the brink of extinction after WWII, cute photos on the internet have popularized this proud breed.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

3.4 % HIGH

Predicted Adult Weight

30 lbs

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Changes to this dog’s profile
  • On 3/29/2022 changed handle from "stop_calling_me_runt_e_meade" to "stop_calling_me_runt_e_mede"
  • On 2/15/2022 changed handle from "milo_the_shiba" to "stop_calling_me_runt_e_meade"
  • On 6/6/2020 changed handle from "milo_shiba" to "milo_the_shiba"
  • On 6/6/2020 changed handle from "milo823" to "milo_shiba"

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Through Milo’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

Milo’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

Milo’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.

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Through Milo’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

C

Haplotype

H5b

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C

Milo’s Haplogroup

C is a relatively rare paternal lineage. The dog populations which bear C are a disparate bunch. The Akita and Shiba Inu are Japanese breeds, the former of which seems to have roots in the Jomon population of hunter-gatherers which were present in the islands of Japan before the ancestors of the modern Japanese arrived. The New Guinea Singing Dog, Samoyed, and Alaska Malamute are all disparate breeds that also represent the C lineage. One village dog from Peru also bore this lineage. This wide distribution and diversity suggest C is not a recently expanded lineage. It likely represents a canid lineage which diversified sometime around the Last Glacial Maximum, when the dogs of Siberia and Oceania split off and went their separate ways.

H5b

Milo’s Haplotype

Part of the C haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Shiba Inus.

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The Shiba Inu descends from this relativey rare haplogroup.

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