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Tiggy

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  • Photo of Tiggy, a Rat Terrier and Miniature Pinscher mix in Alameda, California, USA Photo of Tiggy, a Rat Terrier and Miniature Pinscher mix in Alameda, California, USA
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“Tiggy loves people and "smiles". He is the ultimate lap dog and is super sensitive and loving. Snuggles with us all night! He loves to chase small animals and lights: flashlights, laser pointers, any random reflected light. His mom is a Rat Terrier rescue, Avery, from the Pacific Grove/Salinas area. Dad apparently is a MinPin.”

Current Location

Alameda, California, USA

From

Animal Friends Rescue Project, Fountain Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

Rat Terrier

The Rat Terrier is an American dog breed with a background as a farm dog and hunting companion.

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Miniature Pinscher

The Miniature Pinscher is a small breed of dog originating from Germany. The breed's earliest ancestors may have included the German Pinscher mixed with Italian greyhounds and dachshunds.

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Chihuahua

Chihuahuas have a huge personality that defies their tiny frame, known to be highly active and intelligent canines.

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Pekingese

Pekingese were dogs bred for centuries to be the prized companions of the imperial family of China. Today they are still cherished family companions and show dogs who greet everyone they meet with dignity and grace.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

1.7 % HIGH

Predicted Adult Weight

15 lbs

Genetic Age
38 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Rat Terrier
Miniature Pinscher
Chihuahua
Pekingese

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

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Through Tiggy’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

A4

Haplotype

A208

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A4

Tiggy’s Haplogroup

The A4 maternal lineage is fairly rare. It is found in Cocker Spaniels, but A4 is also represented well among East Asian breeds including the Chinese Crested Dog, Shar-Pei and Shih Tzu. Moving away from Asia, it is also found among Chihuahuas (a very old breed!) and village dogs in Peru. This may be a lineage that moved into Western breeds because of their owners' tendencies to mix them up with Eastern breeds in the early modern period.

A208

Tiggy’s Haplotype

Part of the small A4 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs in Chinese Crested dogs, Toy Fox Terriers, Miniature Pinschers, and village dogs in Mexico.

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The popular Chihuahua breed descends from the A4 maternal line.

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Through Tiggy’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

A1b

Haplotype

Ha.4

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A1b

Tiggy’s Haplogroup

For most of dog history, this haplogroup was probably quite rare. However, a couple hundred years ago it seems to have found its way into a prized male guard dog in Europe who had many offspring, including the ancestors of many European guard breeds such as Doberman Pinchers, St. Bernards, and Great Danes. Despite being rare, many of the most imposing dogs on Earth have it; strangely, so do many Pomeranians! Perhaps this explains why some Poms are so tough, acting like they're ten times their actual size! This lineage is most commonly found in working dogs, in particular guard dogs. With origins in Europe, it spread widely across other regions as Europeans took their dogs across the world.

Ha.4

Tiggy’s Haplotype

Part of the A1b haplogroup, this haplotype is found in village dogs in North America and Africa. As for breeds, it occurs most frequently in Miniature Pinscher, Great Dane, and Poodle.

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Great Danes and Pomeranians have this in common!

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