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Zyky

Mixed Ancestry

“Zyky was adopted from an animal shelter in Switzerland. She is very smart and athletic and can climb fences. She likes to burrow under blankets to sleep. She is wary of strangers but very cuddly with family.”

Place of Birth

Switzerland

Current Location

Switzerland

From

SPA du Haut-Léman, Route de Fenil, Saint-Légier-La Chiésaz, Switzerland

This dog has been viewed and been given 13 wags

Genetic Breed Result

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Prague Ratter

The Prague Ratter is a lively little dog with a friendly disposition. They are intelligent and are eager to learn and please their owners.

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Miniature Pinscher

The Miniature Pinscher is a small breed of dog originating from Germany. The breed's earliest ancestors may have included the German Pinscher mixed with Italian greyhounds and dachshunds.

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Discover dogs who share a similar breed mix to Zyky. A higher score means the two dogs have more of their breed mix in common. A score of 100% means they share the exact same breed mix!

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Prague Ratter
Miniature Pinscher

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Here’s what Zyky’s family tree may have looked like.
While there may be other possible configurations of her family’s relationships, this is the most likely family tree to explain Zyky’s breed mix.
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Through Zyky’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

C2

Haplotype

C19

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C2

Zyky’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.

C19

Zyky’s Haplotype

Part of the C2 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Boxers. It’s a rare find!

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

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

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