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Tulip

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  • Photo of Tulip, a Siberian Husky, Australian Cattle Dog, and Staffordshire Terrier mix in Merced, CA, USA Photo of Tulip, a Siberian Husky, Australian Cattle Dog, and Staffordshire Terrier mix in Merced, CA, USA

“Tulip was my first foster (at 8 weeks old), and I ended up adopting her. She has never met a stranger and just wants to have fun. We live in a studio with no backyard in the city, but gets her neighborhood walks. She is very playful and a cuddle bug.”

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Place of Birth

Merced, CA, USA

Current Location

SF, California, USA

From

San Francisco SPCA Veterinary Hospital Mission, Alabama Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

Siberian Husky

Bred initially in Northern Siberia, the Siberian Husky is a medium-sized working dog who is quick and light on their feet. Their moderately compact and well furred body, erect ears and brush tail suggest their Northern heritage. Huskies are very active and energetic and are known for being long distance sled dogs.

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Australian Cattle Dog

A classic cattle dog, Australian Cattle Dogs were developed from a mixture of breeds in Australia in the 19th century, and still maintain their energetic herding instincts today.

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Staffordshire Terrier

Staffordshire Terriers, sometimes referred to as "pit bull" type, are intelligent and trainable dogs. They can have a lot of energy and are often great canine athletes!

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German Shepherd Dog

German Shepherds are confident, courageous dogs with a keen sense of smell and notable intelligence. These are active working dogs who excel at many canine sports and tasks -- they are true utility dogs! Their versatility combined with their loyal companionship has them consistently listed as one of the most popular breeds in the United States.

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Rottweiler

Originally used for driving cattle and protecting valuable convoys, Rottweilers are now popular family pets as well as guard, police and military dogs.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

11.4 % HIGH

Predicted Adult Weight

34 lbs

Genetic Age
38 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Siberian Husky
Australian Cattle Dog
Staffordshire Terrier
German Shepherd Dog
Rottweiler

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Tulip
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Siberian Husky Mixed Siberian Husky Siberian Husky Australian Cattle Dog / Siberian Husky mix Staffordshire Terrier / German Shepherd Dog mix Siberian Husky Siberian Husky Siberian Husky Siberian Husky Australian Cattle Dog Siberian Husky mix Staffordshire Terrier German Shepherd Dog mix

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

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Through Tulip’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

A1a

Haplotype

A17

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A1a

Tulip’s Haplogroup

A1a is the most common maternal lineage among Western dogs. This lineage traveled from the site of dog domestication in Central Asia to Europe along with an early dog expansion perhaps 10,000 years ago. It hung around in European village dogs for many millennia. Then, about 300 years ago, some of the prized females in the line were chosen as the founding dogs for several dog breeds. That set in motion a huge expansion of this lineage. It's now the maternal lineage of the overwhelming majority of Mastiffs, Labrador Retrievers and Gordon Setters. About half of Boxers and less than half of Shar-Pei dogs descend from the A1a line. It is also common across the world among village dogs, a legacy of European colonialism.

A17

Tulip’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1a haplogroup, this common haplotype is found in village dogs across the globe. Among breed dogs, we find it most frequently in Labrador Retrievers, Boxers, and Mastiffs.

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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.

Are you looking for information on the breeds that Tulip 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 Tulip is a female (XX) dog, she has no Y-chromosome for us to analyze and determine a paternal haplotype.

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