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Tikka

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“Born Oct 2nd 2017. 45lbs, tall,and incredibly fast when playing (she never stops), lives for fetch. Extremely loyal and friendly. Loves cuddles. Somehow howls (she may have learned that from our wiener dog). She sheds a quite a bit more than I expected. She has a very wirey coat. She LOVES to herd and ambush her brother Dewey any time she can. She is incredibly smart.”

Place of Birth

Gorst, WA, USA

Current Location

Gig Harbor, Washington, USA

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Gorst, WA, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzers are an alert and spirited breed with guard dog tendencies.

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Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherd

Miniature American Shepherds (also known as Miniature Australian Shepherds, or Mini Aussies) have the trainability, intelligence and energy of the larger Aussie cousins, and excel at outdoors activities and agility competitions.

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Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherds are an energetic mid-sized breed that make the perfect companion.

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McNab

McNabs are an interesting breed of herding dog that originated in the Mendocino region of Northern California. It should be noted that it’s quite rare to be able to pinpoint such a specific place of origin for a dog breed from the United States. They were specifically created to withstand the scorching heat of the Mendocino region of California.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

0.9 % MEDIUM

Predicted Adult Weight

31 lbs

Genetic Age
42 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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DNA Breed Origins

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Miniature Schnauzer
Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherd
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McNab

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

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Through Tikka’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

A1b

Haplotype

A464

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A1b

Tikka’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!

A464

Tikka’s Haplotype

Part of the A1b haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in Miniature Schnauzers.

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A1b is the most common haplogroup found in German Shepherds.

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The Paternal Haplotype reveals a dog’s deep ancestral lineage, stretching back thousands of years to the original domestication of dogs.

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

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