It’s quite common for Village Dogs to have German Shepherd relatives. While we have not yet identified the reason for this, this is a known phenomenon and does not contradict your dog’s Village Dog result.
The average amount of relatedness varies across the globe, and the exact amount varies between village dogs from the same region. This could relate to German Shepherd Dogs traveling around the world in the World Wars and other times, but we are not certain of that at this time. As we work to understand village dog genetics and history better, we hope to unravel this mystery!
Keep in mind that a result of 100% does not preclude the possibility of a small percentage (under 5%) representing another breed (likely German Shepherd in the case of Village Dogs with these relatives). Very small percentages from other breeds are generally unable to be detected by ancestry tests.
You can learn more about population admixture in this study.
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