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    Victoria-Curran
    Victoria-Curran
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    Hello, Our sweet Girl Scout, was rescued from the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico – she was alone, no Mom or other puppies around. We orginally thought she was a heeler mix but as she has grown this is clearly not likely. The 2nd version of Darwin’s Ark lists small bits of German Shepard dog, cattle dog, pit bull, chihuahua but none of these fit well and there conclusion is she is a village dog. Makes sense to us. Would love to see pictures of other dogs here that have tested as village dogs. Not sure how to load pictures in the forum though

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    Jennifer
    Jennifer
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    I have no Darwin’s Ark dog links to provide, but have you seen Embark’s page about American Village Dogs? It has links to the full Embark results for a dozen randomly selected dogs who’ve tested as 100% AVD with them, as well as for a dozen AVD mixes they’ve tested.

    https://my.embarkvet.com/breeds/american_village_dog#dogs

    I sometimes browse a subreddit devoted to sharing DNA breed test results, and “rez dogs” posted in there not infrequently test as partly or entirely AVD, which as you say makes sense. Others test as multimixes of various breeds, or as mostly or entirely “Supermutt” (i.e. matches neither any known village dog populations they have on file, nor any pure breeds on file, and therefore probably does descend from purebreds but it’s too far back for reliable matches).

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