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Tessa

Bluetick Coonhound

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“Tessa is our rescue pup from SW Virginia. She is about 14 months old as of January 2020. She is very sweet and loves people and dogs! She also loves the sound of her own voice and howls and barks and “talks””

Place of Birth

Pearisburg, Virginia, USA

Current Location

Glen Allen, Virginia, USA

From

Pearisburg, VA, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Bluetick Coonhound

Bluetick Coonhounds are an American breed of hound that originated in the Southern United States, which is a pretty common story for American breeds, particularly hounds. While they can make good house dogs, Bluetick Coonhounds are still mostly hunting dogs.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

3.4 % HIGH

Predicted Adult Weight

60 lbs

Genetic Age
36 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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Changes to this dog’s profile
  • On 1/3/2020 changed name from "Tessa (Foster name was Violet)" to "Tessa"
  • On 1/2/2020 changed name from "Violet (Rescue name)" to "Tessa (Foster name was Violet)"

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

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Through Tessa’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

B85

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B1

Tessa’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.

B85

Tessa’s Haplotype

Part of the B1 haplogroup, the B85 haplotype occurs most commonly in Sarplaninacs, Cardigan Welsh Corgis and Pembroke Welsh Corgis. We've also spotted it in Southeast Asian Village Dogs, East Asian Village Dogs and European Village Dogs.

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

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

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