DNA Test Reveals Incredible Discovery Regarding Baladi Dogs

Just yesterday, the Animal Protection Foundation (APF) released a heartwarming video that tells the story of Amal, or Hope, a rescued Baladi dog that has been adopted by a family in the United States, and how her DNA helped us understand the origin of the Baladi breed in Egypt.

Like thousands of other Baladi dogs, Amal was found starving and tortured. She had also developed a severe case of pneumonia that was killing her slowly.

Rescuers from APF found her escaping from kids who were chasing her. She was running for her life. Luckily, she has been taken in at their shelter, and with the donations of kind people and animal lovers she was treated, and soon enough she found her forever home with a loving family in the U.S.A.

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Please share This is the story of HOPE or (Amal in Arabic), a pure Egyptian Baladi street dog. Like thousands of Egyptian stray dogs every day, Amal was starving, tortured and slowly dying of illness. We spotted her fighting for her life; escaping the kids who were chasing her. She was rescued and taken to APF shelter. Hope was very sick, her body was so emaciated and she suffered severe Pneumonia. The donations of kind people and animal lovers changed her world and gave her a second chance at life. Luckily Amal was adopted by a loving family in the USA, they loved her so much and offered her the life she deserves. But what makes this Egyptian beauty even luckier; is that her family had her DNA tested to understand more about her origins. They use the services of Embark: DNA Test for Breed Identification, Ancestry & Health Research Partner of Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine. The most accurate dog DNA test facility for breed identification in the United States. The results were stunning….. Amal’s DNA confirmed she is an Indigenous Ancestral Dog; her genetic lineage can be traced back 15,000 years, long before there were any recognized dog breeds ​Through Amal’s mitochondrial DNA they could trace her mother’s ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. Part of our ancient heritage. She is genetically unique . . . possessing NO DNA of any modern dog breeds. Thought to be the foundation from which modern dog breeds developed. Amal' gene tested negative for all 171 genetic diseases that Embark screens for, she is also clear of 164 other genetic health conditions. This gene also causes dogs to be especially tolerant of low oxygen environments Conclusion is: Our Baladi dogs are the purest, healthiest, most ancient and most tolerant dogs. We are proud of our ‘Baladi’ dogs, they deserve our PROTECTION, LOVE, and RESPECT, we should adopt them into our homes and celebrate their history with the world. For more info on her DNA test please go to >>> https://www.animalprotection-eg.org/hopes-story-and-dna

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Amal’s new family decided to test her DNA to understand more about the lineage of the Baladi breed. Using the services of Embark: DNA Test for Breed Identification, Ancestry, and Health Research Partner of Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine, the family managed to trace Amal’s unique lineage that dates back to 15,000 years.

It was revealed that Amal is an indigenous Ancestral Dog, with DNA older any recognized dog breed. Through Amal’s mitochondrial DNA, they traced her maternal ancestry back to the time when men and dogs first became acquainted.

Her DNA was also found to be genetically unique with no correlation to modern dog breeds. Scientists from Embark even think that these indigenous ancestral dogs were the foundation from which modern dog breeds developed. It’s not just that, the genes tested negative for all 171 genetic diseases that the company screens for. Furthermore, her genetic material was found to be clear of 164 genetic conditions.

WE SAID THIS: the Egyptian Baladi dog is one of the purest, healthiest, and oldest breeds in the world, and it is our duty to show them the care and love they deserve.

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