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Yasna

Karelian Bear Dog

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“Yasna is a great farm dog and consumate little hunter. She protects me from Jaguar, Puma and chases off small wildcats like Ocelot or Bobcat from my poultry yards. She fights her way through obedience but learned commands so fast it was like having a roommate more than having a typical dog. She is great and worth her weight in slabs of golden bars.”

Place of Birth

Yakima, WA, USA

Current Location

Oklahoma, USA

From

Washington, USA

This dog has been viewed and been given 3 wags

Genetic Breed Result

Karelian Bear Dog

Yasna

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Karelian Bear Dog

The Karelian Bear Dog is a Finnish or Karelian breed of dog. In its home country, it is regarded as a national treasure. Some United States national parks employ the use of Karelian Bear Dogs for one of the tasks they're best at-- bear control.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

1.8 % HIGH

Predicted Adult Weight

51 lbs

Genetic Age
26 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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Breed Reveal Video

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

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Through Yasna’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

A1e

Haplotype

A2b/322/504

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A1e

Yasna’s Haplogroup

This female lineage likely stems from some of the original Central Asian wolves that were domesticated into modern dogs starting about 15,000 years ago. It seemed to be a fairly rare dog line for most of dog history until the past 300 years, when the lineage seemed to “explode” out and spread quickly. What really separates this group from the pack is its presence in Alaskan village dogs and Samoyeds. It is possible that this was an indigenous lineage brought to the Americas from Siberia when people were first starting to make that trip themselves! We see this lineage pop up in overwhelming numbers of Irish Wolfhounds, and it also occurs frequently in popular large breeds like Bernese Mountain Dogs, Saint Bernards and Great Danes. Shetland Sheepdogs are also common members of this maternal line, and we see it a lot in Boxers, too. Though it may be all mixed up with European dogs thanks to recent breeding events, its origins in the Americas makes it a very exciting lineage for sure!

A2b/322/504

Yasna’s Haplotype

Part of the A1e haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in mixed breed dogs.

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Irish Wolfhounds are a consistent carrier of A1e.

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

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