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Bedlington Terrier

“He loves doing dog sports.Dock Diving is his favorite. He’s the 2022 IDS Lap Nebula National Champion and the 2023 UDD Mini Division 3 Hang Time National Champion. Barn Hunt, Disc, and FastCAT are a few of his other sports.”

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American Kennel Club (AKC): RN32333203

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Bedlington Terrier

The Bedlington Terrier is a small and easily recognizable dog from the United Kingdom. With their fluffy white fur and sheep-like appearance, they're hard to mistake for another breed. Named after the town of Bedlington in England, they are not as lamb-like as they appear. Strong willed, hyper-intelligent, and sassy, Bedlington Terriers are particular dogs which will make excellent companions for discerning owners.

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Here’s what Tug’s family tree may have looked like.
While there may be other possible configurations of his family’s relationships, this is the most likely family tree to explain Tug’s breed mix.

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Through Tug’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

A1b

Haplotype

A288

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A1b

Tug’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!

A288

Tug’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1b haplogroup, this haplotype has been spotted among in village dogs in Puerto Rico. As for breeds, we see it most commonly in Poodles.

A1b is the most common haplogroup found in German Shepherds.

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Through Tug’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

A2b

Haplotype

Hc.9

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A2b

Tug’s Haplogroup

A2b appears to have split a few times in succession, which means that some of the Central Asian male ancestors of this lineage went their separate ways before their respective Y chromosomes made their rounds. There is not much diversity in this lineage, meaning that it has only begun to take off recently. Two iconic breeds, the Dachshund and Bloodhound, represent this lineage well. Over half of Rottweilers are A2b, as are the majority of Labrador Retrievers and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. While A2a is restricted mostly to East Asia, this paternal line is also found among European breeds.

Hc.9

Tug’s Haplotype

Part of the A2b haplogroup, this haplotype is found in village dogs spanning South America, Africa, and the South Pacific. Among the breeds we have spotted it in, the most frequent occurrences are in Dachshund, Bloodhound, American Eskimo Dog, and Jack Russell Terrier.

A2b is found in the Daschund breed.

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