Trico

Mixed Breed

“Rescued from a shelter in Maryland (who saved her from a kill shelter in WV) in Feb 2017! Tiny nervous love bug who may have had an abusive previous life, as she is very fear-aggressive with other dogs, and strange humans. But once she trusts you and knows you are safe, she is the sweetest, funniest little lap dog. Loves to bury herself in all the blankets, and to nap squished in between her people.”

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@tricopup

Place of Birth
West Virginia, USA
Current Location
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
From
Small Miracles Cat & Dog Rescue, Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

34.6% Poodle (Small)
34.4% Miniature Pinscher
15.6% Pug
15.4% Yorkshire Terrier
Poodle (Small) Poodle (Small)
A highly intelligent and playful dog, Miniature and Toy Poodles make for great lap dogs and companions.
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Miniature Pinscher 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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Pug Pug
The Pug is a breed of dog with a wrinkly, short-muzzled face and curled tail. Pugs are known for being sociable and gentle companion dogs.
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Yorkshire Terrier Yorkshire Terrier
Petite but proud, the Yorkshire terrier is a popular toy breed with a silky, low-shedding coat.
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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

1.4 % MEDIUM Learn More

Predicted Adult Weight
Genetic Age
49 human years Learn More
Based on the date of birth provided

Breed Mix Matches

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A Mix Match of 100 means they are the exact same breed mix!

DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
Poodle (Small)
Miniature Pinscher
Pug
Yorkshire Terrier

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Miniature Pinscher mix Poodle (Small) mix Miniature Pinscher Miniature Pinscher / Pug mix Poodle (Small) Poodle (Small) / Yorkshire Terrier mix Miniature Pinscher Miniature Pinscher Miniature Pinscher mix Pug Poodle (Small) Poodle (Small) Poodle (Small) mix Yorkshire Terrier

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

Through Trico’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

B1

Haplotype

B42

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B1

Trico’s Haplogroup

B1 is the second most common maternal lineage in breeds of European or American origin. It is the female line of the majority of Golden Retrievers, Basset Hounds, and Shih Tzus, and about half of Beagles, Pekingese and Toy Poodles. This lineage is also somewhat common among village dogs that carry distinct ancestry from these breeds. We know this is a result of B1 dogs being common amongst the European dogs that their conquering owners brought around the world, because nowhere on earth is it a very common lineage in village dogs. It even enables us to trace the path of (human) colonization: Because most Bichons are B1 and Bichons are popular in Spanish culture, B1 is now fairly common among village dogs in Latin America.

B42

Trico’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Maltese, Bichon Frises, and village dogs in Java, Peru, and Costa Rica.

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The B1 haplogroup can be found in village dogs like the Peruvian Village Dog, pictured above.

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

Are you looking for information on the breeds that Trico inherited from her mom and dad? Check out her breed breakdown and family tree.

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