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Spanish Galgo

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“Winnie spent the first 4-5 years of her life hunting hare in Andalucia. When she fell ill with leishmaniasis and possibly couldn't work as well anymore, she was turned over to the local pound to be put to sleep. Thankfully, her story didn't end there as she was taken out and had the chance to spend several months under the care of the wonderful volunteers at Galgos en Familia. She then traveled to Canada in 2019, thanks to Extraordinary Galgos and Podencos. She is an absolute gem of a dog.”

Place of Birth

Andalousie, Espagne

Current Location

Canada

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Spanish Galgo

Spanish Galgos are often called the “Spanish Greyhound” and it's really no wonder why—they look very much like greyhounds. Actually it's more likely that these dogs are the predecessors to the English Greyhound that we have today; however, they are a totally distinct breed. Spanish Galgos are taller but slighter and have very long tails and snouts. They also come in two different kinds of coats (wire-haired and smooth haired), which is not a characteristic of the English Greyhound. They are a very ancient breed of dog and are a member of the sighthound family.

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Changes to this dog’s profile
  • On 8/8/2022 changed handle from "dorawinifred" to "winnielagalga"
  • On 8/8/2022 changed name from "Dora Winifred" to "Winnie"
  • On 8/8/2022 changed handle from "winnie3060" to "dorawinifred"
  • On 8/8/2022 changed name from "Winnie" to "Dora Winifred"

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

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Through Winnie’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

B81

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B1

Winnie’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.

B81

Winnie’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in Shih Tzus, Chihuahuas, and Poodles.

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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.

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

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