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Ziggy Stardust

Mixed Breed

“From Texas to New York with Love. Loves: A foot of fresh powder (snow), destroying all toys, belly rubs, his peeps. Hates: Threats to his family, real or imagined.”

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@#ziggythepryramstaff

Place of birth
Texas, USA
Location
Syracuse, New York, USA
From
Flower Mound, TX, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mixed Breed

50.0% Great Pyrenees
38.5% American Staffordshire Terrier
11.5% Basset Hound
Great Pyrenees Great Pyrenees
The Great Pyrenees is an exceptionally loving dog whose primary function is to protect sheep, goats, livestock, people, children, grass, flowers, the moon, lawn furniture, and any real or imaginary predators that may intrude on your personal space. They have a strong build and an amazing thick white coat that exudes elegance and majesty. They make a great family dog because of their intelligence and steady temperament.
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American Staffordshire Terrier American Staffordshire Terrier
American Staffordshire Terriers are powerful but playful dogs that are both loyal and affectionate with their owners.
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Basset Hound Basset Hound
Basset Hounds are widely adored, short-legged and long-bodied hunting dogs that are considered great family companions.
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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness: 2.0 % HIGH Learn More
Predicted Adult Weight: 76 lbs Learn More
Genetic Age: 29 human years Learn More

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DNA Breed Origins

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Breed colors:
Great Pyrenees
American Staffordshire Terrier
Basset Hound

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Changes to this dog’s profile
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  • On 3/26/2018 changed name from "Ziggy" to "Ziggy Stardust"

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Maternal Haplotype

Paternal Haplotype

Through Ziggy Stardust’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

C2

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C3/14

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C2

Ziggy Stardust’s Haplogroup

C2 is a very old female lineage found more commonly among English Setters, English Bulldogs, and American Eskimo Dogs. We also see C2 in village dogs in South Asia. Rather than having a few characteristic breeds representing this lineage particularly well, it is present in a few uncommon individuals of many different breeds. Unlike some European breed lineages that have seen skyrocketing popularity along the path to the modern dogs we see today, C2 tends to reflect the deep history of man's best friend.

C3/14

Ziggy Stardust’s Haplotype

Part of the C2 haplogroup, this common haplotype occurs most often in English Setters, Cairn Terriers, Labrador Retrievers, and village dogs in Peru, Fiji, and across Africa.

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You can often find his haplogroup in the lovable English Bulldog.

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Through Ziggy Stardust’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

A1a

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H1a.11

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A1a

Ziggy Stardust’s Haplogroup

Some of the wolves that became the original dogs in Central Asia around 15,000 years ago came from this long and distinguished line of male dogs. After domestication, they followed their humans from Asia to Europe and then didn't stop there. They took root in Europe, eventually becoming the dogs that founded the Vizsla breed 1,000 years ago. The Vizsla is a Central European hunting dog, and all male Vizslas descend from this line. During the Age of Exploration, like their owners, these pooches went by the philosophy, "Have sail, will travel!" From the windy plains of Patagonia to the snug and homey towns of the American Midwest, the beaches of a Pacific paradise, and the broad expanse of the Australian outback, these dogs followed their masters to the outposts of empires. Whether through good fortune or superior genetics, dogs from the A1a lineage traveled the globe and took root across the world. Now you find village dogs from this line frolicking on Polynesian beaches, hanging out in villages across the Americas, and scavenging throughout Old World settlements. You can also find this "prince of patrilineages" in breeds as different as German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Pugs, Border Collies, Scottish Terriers, and Irish Wolfhounds. No male wolf line has been as successful as the A1a line!

H1a.11

Ziggy Stardust’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Great Pyrenees and Newfoundlands.

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Dogs with A1a lineage travelled during European Colonial times.

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