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Brittany

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“I adopted Teddy in Alexandria, VA in 2015 from a shelter. All they knew was that he was transferred from a shelter in West Virginia and was about 4 years old at the time (vets now believe he was probably older!) Teddy loves food and people. Although a senior now, he used to love playing with toys and long walks! He is a calm and sweet dog, and a bit shy. Would love to connect with any of his family!”

Place of Birth

West Virginia, USA

Current Location

Alexandria, Virginia, USA

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Alexandria, VA, USA

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Brittany

Brittanys are versatile gun dogs whose high energy and affection levels also make them a popular family dog. Originating in France, the Brittany is highly capable of doing the work it was originally bred to do, but at the end of the day, they're happy to spend time with their people and families.

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

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Through Teddy’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.

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A1e

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A320

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A1e

Teddy’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!

A320

Teddy’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1e haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Irish Setters. It’s a rare find!

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Irish Wolfhounds are a consistent carrier of A1e.

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Through Teddy’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.

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A1

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A1

Teddy’s Haplogroup

A1 is the male lineage in several breeds that aren't very closely related to each other. Gordon Setters, Newfoundlands, and Miniature Schnauzers all had male founders from this paternal line, and now many males in those breeds carry their Y chromosome. Each of these breeds started in the past 200-300 years, and their founders must have included dogs that trace back to the same male ancestors deeper in dog evolutionary time, stretching all the way back to when dogs were first domesticated in Central Asia about 15,000 years ago. Unlike many Y chromosome (male) lineages found in European and recent American breeds, only one village dog (in Alaska) carries an A1 Y chromosome, indicating that the breeds from this lineage probably didn't travel around the world with European colonization as much as some other breeds.

Ha.1

Teddy’s Haplotype

The lone member of the A1 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs in Newfoundlands, Miniature Schnauzers, Gordon Setters, and village dogs in Alaska.

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The Newfoundland is from the A1 paternal line.

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