While we can accurately resolve ancestry based on distinct genetic markers, certain breeds and populations have quite a bit of genetic overlap due to their shared histories. It’s therefore not uncommon for dogs from distinct populations to share considerable amounts of DNA. This phenomenon is especially common for the following populations:
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