Table 1

The percentage breed composition of four Alaskan sled dog sprint sub-populations and four Alaskan sled dog distance sub-populations.

Sled Dog

Alaskan Malamute

Siberian Husky

Saluki

Pointer

Borzoi

Weimar-aner

Samoyed

Afghan Hound

Shar-Pei

Tibetan Terrier

Anatolian Shepherd


Sprint Sub-PopulationsA

Pop 1

59%

3%

11%

3%

7%B

0%

2%

4%

1%

3%

1%

2%

Pop 2

55%

15%

4%

6%C

1%

0%

4%D

1%

1%

3%

2%

1%

Pop 3

55%

8%

15%

2%

4%B

1%

1%

1%

0%

4%

2%

2%

Pop 4

50%

11%

15%

2%

2%

5%E

3%

1%

1%

4%

2%

0%

Distance Sub-PopulationsA

Pop 1

53%

18%

15%

1%

0%

0%

4%D

1%

0%

1%

1%

3%F

Pop 2

55%

20%

15%

1%

0%

0%

1%

2%

0%

1%

1%

2%

Pop 3

35%

30%

23%

1%

0%

0%

2%

1%

0%

1%

2%

4%F

Pop 4

41%

24%

23%

3%

0%

0%

2%

2%

0%

2%

2%

0%


A. The breed composition of each sub-population is the average breed composition of the five most representative members of the sub-population based on haplotype pattern.

B. Sprint sub-populations 1 and 3 have the highest percentage of Pointer breed composition.

C. Sprint sub-population 2 has the highest percentage of Saluki breed composition.

D. Sprint sub-population 2 and Distance sub-population 1 have the highest Weimaraner breed composition.

E. Sprint sub-population 4 has the highest percentage of Borzoi breed composition.

F. Distance sub-populations 1 and 4 have the highest percentage of Anatolian Shepherd breed composition.

Huson et al. BMC Genetics 2010 11:71   doi:10.1186/1471-2156-11-71

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