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Table 1 The percentage breed composition of four Alaskan sled dog sprint sub-populations and four Alaskan sled dog distance sub-populations.

From: A genetic dissection of breed composition and performance enhancement in the Alaskan sled dog

  Sled Dog Alaskan Malamute Siberian Husky Saluki Pointer Borzoi Weimar-aner Samoyed Afghan Hound Shar-Pei Tibetan Terrier Anatolian Shepherd
Sprint Sub-Populations A
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-Populations A
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%
  1. 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.
  2. B. Sprint sub-populations 1 and 3 have the highest percentage of Pointer breed composition.
  3. C. Sprint sub-population 2 has the highest percentage of Saluki breed composition.
  4. D. Sprint sub-population 2 and Distance sub-population 1 have the highest Weimaraner breed composition.
  5. E. Sprint sub-population 4 has the highest percentage of Borzoi breed composition.
  6. F. Distance sub-populations 1 and 4 have the highest percentage of Anatolian Shepherd breed composition.