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“Bea”
Tapestry Queen Bea RATO RN MJP AXP

Yorkshire Terrier

  • Photo of Bea, a Yorkshire Terrier Photo of Bea, a Yorkshire Terrier
    "OK Bea I'll try to keep up with what comes next". The littlest dog in Arizona runs like the big dogs.

“Bea is my "let's do it" partner. She was born with a cleft lip that developed into an oral-nasal fistulae. One other midline defect was discovered; an extra large uterine horn. Her behavioral profile is a great balance of terrier spunk, confidence, and biddability. Her activities to date include agility, Nosework and Barn Hunting with a little obedience thrown in. Bea charms those who see and know her as a smaller canine who loves to work. We are here to support breed management.”

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Registration

AKC: TR67532802 (04-10)
Microchip: 4B5 C22 3B26

Genetic Breed Result

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Yorkshire Terrier

100.0% Yorkshire Terrier
Yorkshire Terrier Yorkshire Terrier
Petite but proud, the Yorkshire terrier is a popular toy breed with a silky, low-shedding coat.
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Genetic Stats


Predicted Adult Weight
Genetic Age
68 human years Learn More
Based on the date of birth provided

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Our algorithms predict this is the most likely family tree to explain Bea’s breed mix, but this family tree may not be the only possible one.

Health Summary

Bea inherited one variant that you should learn more about.

And one variant that you should tell your vet about.

Degenerative Myelopathy, DM

Bea inherited one copy of the variant we tested

What does this result mean?

This result should not impact Bea’s health but it could have consequences for siblings or other related dogs if they inherited two copies of the variant. We recommend discussing this result with their owners or breeders if you are in contact.

Impact on Breeding

This result should be taken into account as part of your breeding program. Bea will pass this variant to ~50% of her offspring.

What is Degenerative Myelopathy, DM?

The dog equivalent of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, DM is a progressive degenerative disorder of the spinal cord. Because the nerves that control the hind limbs are the first to degenerate, the most common clinical signs are back muscle wasting and gait abnormalities.


ALT Activity

Bea inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

Bea has one copy of a variant associated with reduced ALT activity as measured on veterinary blood chemistry panels. Please inform your veterinarian that Bea has this genotype, as ALT is often used as an indicator of liver health and Bea is likely to have a lower than average resting ALT activity. As such, an increase in Bea’s ALT activity could be evidence of liver damage, even if it is within normal limits by standard ALT reference ranges.

What is ALT Activity?

The liver enzyme alanine aminotransferase, or ALT, is one of several values your veterinarian measures on routine blood work to gauge liver health.

Breed-Relevant Genetic Conditions

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd (PRCD Exon 1)

Identified in Yorkshire Terriers

Primary Lens Luxation (ADAMTS17)

Identified in Yorkshire Terriers

Additional Genetic Conditions

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Coat Color

Coat Color

E Locus (MC1R)
EE or Ee or ee
K Locus (CBD103)
More likely to have a patterned haircoat (kyky)
A Locus (ASIP)
aa or ata or atat
D Locus (MLPH)
Dark areas of hair and skin are not lightened (DD)
B Locus (TYRP1)
Black or gray hair and skin (BB)
Other Coat Traits

Other Coat Traits

Coat Length (FGF5)
Likely short or mid-length coat (GT)
Shedding (MC5R)
Likely heavy/seasonal shedding (CC)
Coat Texture (KRT71)
Likely straight coat (CC)
Hairlessness (FOXI3) LINKAGE
Very unlikely to be hairless (NN)
Oculocutaneous Albinism Type 2 (SLC45A2) LINKAGE
Likely not albino (NN)
Other Body Features

Other Body Features

Muzzle Length (BMP3)
Likely medium or long muzzle (CC)
Hind Dewclaws (LMBR1)
Unlikely to have hind dew claws (CC)
Blue Eye Color (ALX4) LINKAGE
Less likely to have blue eyes (NN)
Body Size

Body Size

Body Size (IGF1)
Smaller (II)
Body Size (IGFR1)
Smaller (AA)
Body Size (STC2)
Smaller (AA)
Body Size (GHR - E191K)
Larger (GG)
Body Size (GHR - P177L)
Larger (CC)
Performance

Performance

Altitude Adaptation (EPAS1)
Normal altitude tolerance (GG)
Appetite (POMC) LINKAGE
Normal food motivation (NN)

Through Bea’s mitochondrial DNA we can trace her mother’s ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. This map helps you visualize the routes that her ancestors took to your home. Their story is described below the map.

Haplogroup

B1

Haplotype

B1a

Map

B1

Tapestry Queen Bea’s Haplogroup

B1 is the second most common maternal lineage in breeds of European or American origin. It is the female line of the majority of Golden Retrievers, Basset Hounds, and Shih Tzus, and about half of Beagles, Pekingese and Toy Poodles. This lineage is also somewhat common among village dogs that carry distinct ancestry from these breeds. We know this is a result of B1 dogs being common amongst the European dogs that their conquering owners brought around the world, because nowhere on earth is it a very common lineage in village dogs. It even enables us to trace the path of (human) colonization: Because most Bichons are B1 and Bichons are popular in Spanish culture, B1 is now fairly common among village dogs in Latin America.

B1a

Tapestry Queen Bea’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, we have spotted this haplotype in village dogs in Peru and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Among breeds, we see it occasionally in Yorkshire Terriers, Boxers, and English Cocker Spaniels.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

The B1 haplogroup can be found in village dogs like the Peruvian Village Dog, pictured above.

The Paternal Haplotype reveals a dog’s deep ancestral lineage, stretching back thousands of years to the original domestication of dogs.

Are you looking for information on the breeds that Bea inherited from her mom and dad? Check out her breed breakdown and family tree.

Paternal Haplotype is determined by looking at a dog’s Y-chromosome—but not all dogs have Y-chromosomes!

Why can’t we show Paternal Haplotype results for female dogs?

All dogs have two sex chromosomes. Female dogs have two X-chromosomes (XX) and male dogs have one X-chromosome and one Y-chromosome (XY). When having offspring, female (XX) dogs always pass an X-chromosome to their puppy. Male (XY) dogs can pass either an X or a Y-chromosome—if the puppy receives an X-chromosome from its father then it will be a female (XX) puppy and if it receives a Y-chromosome then it will be a male (XY) puppy. As you can see, Y-chromosomes are passed down from a male dog only to its male offspring.

Since Bea is a female (XX) dog, she has no Y-chromosome for us to analyze and determine a paternal haplotype.