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Takoda aka Elvis

Beagle

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“Got Elvis in Aug 2019 from the shelter, seemingly well into his senior status. Hes transformed from a bit rough around the edges to a very dog social little guy and thinks he's as big as any if his packmates. He loves to cruise around anywhere we go and chase squirrels, rabbits and anything else that passes by. His howly-talk when I come home after hours away is like music to my ears. Everybody loves this little hound dog. Has a natural short half white tail. Fireworks are too scarey for him.”

Place of Birth

California, USA

Current Location

Pinyon Pines, California, USA

From

San Jacinto, CA, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

Takoda aka Elvis

Takoda aka Elvis

Beagle
100.0% Beagle

Beagle

The Beagle is a scent hound and a great family pet. They are known for being affectionate and having loud voices.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

0.6 % LOW

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Changes to this dog’s profile
  • On 4/20/2021 changed name from "Takoda "Kodi"" to "Takoda aka Elvis"
  • On 2/2/2021 changed name from "Takoda" to "Takoda "Kodi""

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

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Through Takoda aka Elvis’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

A1e

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A2a

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A1e

Takoda aka Elvis’s Haplogroup

This female lineage likely stems from some of the original Central Asian wolves that were domesticated into modern dogs starting about 15,000 years ago. It seemed to be a fairly rare dog line for most of dog history until the past 300 years, when the lineage seemed to “explode” out and spread quickly. What really separates this group from the pack is its presence in Alaskan village dogs and Samoyeds. It is possible that this was an indigenous lineage brought to the Americas from Siberia when people were first starting to make that trip themselves! We see this lineage pop up in overwhelming numbers of Irish Wolfhounds, and it also occurs frequently in popular large breeds like Bernese Mountain Dogs, Saint Bernards and Great Danes. Shetland Sheepdogs are also common members of this maternal line, and we see it a lot in Boxers, too. Though it may be all mixed up with European dogs thanks to recent breeding events, its origins in the Americas makes it a very exciting lineage for sure!

A2a

Takoda aka Elvis’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1e haplogroup, we see this haplotype in village dogs up and down the Americas as well as French Polynesia. Among the breed dogs we have detected it in, we see it most frequently in English Springer Spaniels, Papillons, and Collies.

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Irish Wolfhounds are a consistent carrier of A1e.

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Through Takoda aka Elvis’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

D

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H7.1/6/7

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D

Takoda aka Elvis’s Haplogroup

The D paternal lineage is very common in well-known populations of dogs. Breeds belonging to the D lineage likely have direct male ancestors that can be traced all the way back to the origin of domestic dogs themselves! One popular breed that commonly sports a D lineage is the Boxer. Boxers were developed in the late 19th century from Mastiff dogs, so it is no surprise that D is well represented among Mastiffs, Bulldogs, as well as Terriers. Intriguingly, D is also found among Lhasa Apsos, an ancient Tibetan breed, and Afghan Hounds. While the presence of this lineage in Polynesia or the New World can be chalked up to interbreeding with European dogs brought during voyages of discovery or later settlement, D is also well represented among village dog populations in the Middle East and Africa. If the fact that we find dogs bearing a D lineage in the Middle East (not to mention the large amount of diversity among Middle Eastern D lineage males) is any indication of ancient residence in that region, then the presence among Oceanian village dogs is peculiar. Rather, it may be that D is part of a broader Eurasian group of ancient paternal lineages which disappeared from the eastern portion of its original range, persisting in the island of New Guinea as well as West Asia and Africa. With the rise of Mastiff breeds, the D lineage received a new life as it became common among many types of working dogs.

H7.1/6/7

Takoda aka Elvis’s Haplotype

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

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The D paternal lineage is common in Boxers.

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